Sword of Sorcery #3

Sword of Sorcery #3

Writer: Christy Marx Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Amethyst finally meets her murderous Aunt Mordiel in person! But it turns out that Queen Graciel has secrets of her own. Will House Amethyst be further driven apart?

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Dec 23, 2012

    The episode is more drama than action, but the story advances nicely. Amaya's powers develop and the plot is furthered and new concepts are introduced. I think this book is just very enjoyable. Writer Christy Marx is crafting a true mythology. You get get this richness and depth in every issue which makes you realize that Gemworld is this massive place with a long, storied history, that you can't wait to explore to its fullest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 24, 2012

    There have been rumors this last couple of weeks that Sword of Sorcery may not be long for this wicked Earth, rumors which I find a little bit disheartening. There is as much quality in this book as in any of the standard hero titles, and I'd hate to see SoS go down while Grifter continues to trundle on like a hellish juggernaut of mediocrity. (See? I said there might be more tortured metaphrs and I delivered!) Amethyst's story is still a compelling one, and it features a couple of strong female characters, something that the New 52 (and comics in general) could afford more of. Sword of Sorcery #3is a good'n, delivering stories in a different genre than most of today's comics, using different tools and character tropes, but still bringing the enjoyment, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. It looks great and reads smoothly... What more can you ask from your comic books? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 26, 2012

    A lot of material introduced with shades of potential, but nothing outstanding just yet. A somewhat unremarkable end to an otherwise solid back-up story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 24, 2012

    Although still dramatically different in appearance and tone, both "Amethyst" and "Beowulf" are derived from previously established narratives, and each story also focuses on family bonds and teenagers finding their place in a world of magic and power. The two storylines continue to have unintentional but nevertheless illuminating similarities and contrasts. In "Sword of Sorcery" #3, "Amethyst" slows and stalls before a DCU crossover, but the world of "Beowulf" feels enlarged by its suddenly revealed DCU connections. Read Full Review

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