DC Comics released a slew of new #0’s this week, Blue Beetle, Catwoman, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Legion of Super Heroes just to name a few. Most are titles people are familiar with, others only a select few would remember and should pick up out of curiosity, Sword of Sorcery Featuring: Amethyst #0 is one of them.
Sword of Sorcery hasn’t been published by DC Comics since it’s five issue run back in 1973, and Amethyst with it’s own book and few appearances in other publications throughout the 80’s. DC’s “New 52” has put an emphasis on “revitalization” and digging deep into the record books and finding these too is digging pretty deep. So how well does a book with an almost unknown title, unknown character, and fairly unknown writer do in this flooded “New 52” #0 week? Read on and find out.
Amy Winston has never really fit in, anywhere, but it’s hard to find a group to call your own when you’re constantly on the move. Constant training from her mother since before she could remember, and for reasons unknown. Now it’s hours before her Seventeenth birthday and she’s about to get an unexpected birthday gift from dear old Mom, they’re going home…to their home planet, Nilaa, where a tyrannical Lady Mordiel has been hunting for them for Seventeen years.
I’m not going to say this book blew me away, but I will honestly say it’s worth a read. The story is very Fables/Grimm Fairy Tales-esque, with sorcery and princesses in a modern era. Fans of this type of genre should really dig the plot and will probably fall in love with the mother, daughter team. No conversations felt forced and every interaction felt fluent. If DC’s planning on making this an ongoing series, they may be barking up the right tree since this genre is really starting to take off. Oh, and the book has a lot of pinks and purple’s in it, so that’s good.
There’s plenty of copies at Cosmic Comics!, but when I was there Tuesday, three people all bought one in my short time there, so this book is really flying off the shelves. Hurry and #getyourfix today!
You can read more reviews from Burke over at nerdfarmblog.com