Amethyst #1

Writer: Amy Reeder Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Following her triumphant reintroduction in the pages of Young Justice, the new Amethyst miniseries follows teenager Amy Winston-a.k.a. Princess Amethyst-as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem? Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld-even her best friend, Lady Turquoise-remain loyal to her house! Alone and dejected, Amy's forced to find new allies and confront dark secrets on an all-new quest to the farthest reaches of Gemworld.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jose Zuazua Feb 28, 2020

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  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 4, 2020

    Reeder draws one of the best Opals I have seen. He looks quite mad here. And that hairdo only adds some menace, like an evil scared Jack from a demonic deck! After months of grimness, this was a palate cleanser. Kudos to all involved! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Feb 29, 2020

    Amy Reeder takes on writing, art and colour duties (with Gabriela Downie in lettering) in a brilliant new reinvention of this character, which subverts most of the magical girl narratives. The idealized fantasy transformation of a child into an adult in a fantasy world turns into an adolescent who doesn't magically grow and also doesn't live an stereotypical adventure of the right versus the wrong. The moving and compelling art easily makes this first chapter shine like a precious gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 28, 2020

    Amethyst #1 is absolutely gorgeous and just flat-out fun to read, and will leave you itching to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    Visually, it's one of the most impressive books DC is putting out, and story-wise it immediately sets up an intriguing mystery and a likable main character worth rooting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 26, 2020

    Amethyst #1 is a fun start to a book that feels out of place with the overly dark post-Rebirth DCU...amd that's what I enjoyed most about it.  Instead of the Batman Who Laughs, Infected or Leviathan, we get flying horses and giant caterpillars and young heroes trying to save their world.  It all looks excellent, and I am excited to learn more as we travel Gemworld again...for the first time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 26, 2020

    It's a well-told story that manages to hit all the right notes and establish an adventure without sacrificing the current story for the larger arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 28, 2020

    It is a decent enough book. The writing is pretty basic. It is fine but it isn't the most original. Reeder does a great job on the art, however, and the whole book is really nicely designed. This book won't change the world, but it is pleasant enough to read once. Not bad, overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 26, 2020

    If you're looking for fantasy adventure in your pull-list? Amethyst #1 should be a great addition as a book that will offer mystery, adventure, and exploration. Three things that are surely enough to give you just the fantastical experience you need. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Feb 26, 2020

    This debut issue of Amethyst is an incredibly cute and fun look into how Princess Amethyst deals with being a leader to her people, as well as an ordinary earth girl. While I think there is a lot of room for growth in the writer, Amethyst #1 is a great start for a book about finding the strength to do what's right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Feb 26, 2020

    I'm very happy to be reviewing this series. The plot feels like it has a lot to give, and if Reeder keeps up her stellar work then I know we're all in for a treat. The art is spectacular and gives off strong, mystical, otherworldly vibes. I have no idea what's going to happen next, but I'm definitely sticking around to find out! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 25, 2020

    The art is fantastic though. Reeder offers some beautiful, sweeping visuals filled with details and the panels move the story along perfectly. I just wish the story was worthy of the brilliant art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Feb 26, 2020

    Reeder's miniseries reads like a lot of fun, but definitely layers itself in the subversion of cliches. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Mar 2, 2020

    "Amethyst #1" is a solid, promising debut even if it's missing a little magic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Feb 27, 2020

    Welcome back to the Gemworld, where things are not quite what Amy expected. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Feb 24, 2020

    Amethyst #1 is a good start to a new Gemworld story that is beckoning you to explore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 27, 2020

    I am excited to see more of Amy Reeder's work moving forward but right now, Amethyst is not a testament to the level of quality we're used to seeing from her. It is a merely okay comic when we have definitely seen more from her. Read Full Review

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