The Mary Sue has interviewed writer Christy Marx before about her creation, Jem and the Holograms. But seeing as how she's tackling some of our favorites at DC Comics these days, we felt like chatting again. Read on to hear what Marx had to say about the now-defunct Sword of Sorcery title, animation for girls, and what's coming up in Birds of Prey!
Princess Amethyst's starring comic may be over with its eighth issue, but you can pick them all up in the collected edition Sword of Sorcery, Vol. 1: Amethyst, on shelves this Wednesday. Check out eight pages from it below!
We were thrilled to see Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld finally make its debut last week on Cartoon Network's DC Nation. If you missed the short you can watch it here. Right now we've got a clip from this week's short, "Level 2: Village of the Frogs," which has Amethyst fighting an awfully cute spider. I might add "awfully cute spider" is not in my vocabulary so take that how you will. Look for the full short this Saturday on Cartoon Network.
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Unexpectedly thrown into hiatus for two and a half months, DC Nation returned this weekend with a new batch of shorts, including Brianne Drouhard's Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. I think my favorite moment is when she poses for a second at the end of her trasformation sequence, and clearly has no idea why.
And yes, for those of you who protested last time, Amethyst, Princess of Gemworldis a DC comic, and it predates She-Ra.
Previously in Amethyst
A magical princess in a medieval land of sorcery doesn't necessarily seem like the sort of thing that would be found in the DC Universe... but who can resist a comic from the creator of Jem and the Holograms? I have to admit I find the back up story, a retelling of Beowulf in the apocalyptic future of the DCU, pretty interesting too. Here's an exclusive preview of issue #3, including the cover and four pages!
Cartoon Network viewers, fans of Young Justice, Green Lantern, and lots of people anticipating the premiere of the first Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, and Black Lightning shorts were confused, Friday night, when they checked their television listings to find that in the hour when DC Nation normally aired, something else entirely was listed. It had been replaced by Dragons: Riders of Berk, a tie in series to Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon. Many people assumed it was just a mistake, since even the creator of the Gemworld shorts, Brianne Drouhard, was under the impression that her work would begin airing tomorrow.
After all, DC Nation couldn't go on hiatus again: it had only been two weeks since it returned with a new season of Young Justice and Green Lantern after a four month break. Could it?
We're psyched about all of these DC shorts. Our only complaints step from the fact that we want them to be full-length shows, not short little things that will flit into our lives and then abandon us again. But we'll take what we can get.
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