Sword of Sorcery #1

Writer: Christy Marx, Tony Bedard Artist: Aaron Lopresti, Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

AMETHYST returns as this amazing new series begins! The good news: Amy Winston can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld! The bad news: It seems her family wants to kill her! Plus: A backup story featuring the brutality of Beowulf!

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Sep 19, 2012

    Sword of Sorcery #0 doesnt just set up the return of Amethyst, that debut was strong enough it would have sold the book alone, but Beowulf just seals the deal. Amethyst and Beowulf are both great stories. Im not sure of the ultimate impact of Beowulf, Amethyst has been confirmed to have more to do within the DCU as time goes on. This was a great debut and I look forward to seeing more. You wont regret wielding this Sword of Sorcery. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Oct 18, 2012

    There is really nothing I dislike about this book! The art is so beautiful on both features. Both are very well-written and intriguing. Like I said, it's two great, beautiful stories for the price of one. I highly recommend this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 24, 2012

    It's still way too early to judge this series, but it seems a fair attempt at modernizing the original series, and it's good enough to bring me back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Tatiana Christian May 10, 2013

    While I probably won't be reading anymore issues of Sword of Sorcery, I think this would make a great title for anyone who loves high fantasy, Amethyst in general, or is a huge fan of magnificent lines and colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 22, 2012

    A baby step forward in the right direction, though neither the main nor back-up features have shown much in the way of originality just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 21, 2012

    Enjoying Amethyst and Beowulf I'm tolerating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 19, 2012

    My biggest complaint about "Sword of Sorcery" #1 is that these two strong storylines in "Sword of Sorcery" #1 could easily have taken up a full-size issue by themselves. However, it's a tribute to Marx, Lopresti, Bedard and Saiz that they work so well with the size of the stage they have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 18, 2012

    “Beowulf” is unapologetically tearing through a post-modern sci-fi setting that feels so nihilistic and wacky that it's amazing that it's part of the same stringent “New 52″ editorial that no one can seem to get anything past. It's a treat to see something so different. “Amethyst” is something different too, to be sure. If “Amethyst” can eventually pay off on all of the plot threads that it's going through so many pains in setting up, then this comic will end up being entirely worth the $3.99 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2012

    The Beowulf feature is mainly what holds my interest in this book. As mentioned, Bedard's writing has a certain fantastical sparkle that Marx's lacks. Bedard has taken a familiar story and given it a new twist, both with the addition of some sci-fi elements and by framing it from the perspective of an ordinary observer. Jesus Saiz's moody, detailed pencils expertly capture the grim tone of Bedard's script. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Andrew Taylor Oct 23, 2012

    On a side note: while I came down hard on that misguided scene, I consider the lack of reference to it this month a mixed blessing: sure, it means no more dialogue like We want a taste of Berry, but it also (unfortunately) dwindles any chance Marx could spin a truly mature tale dealing with such trauma. Instead, that scene just becomes one more bit of empty shock for its own sake. If thats all Sword of Sorcery is going to provide, it probably isn't worth the effort. Read Full Review

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