Monday, June 20, 2005
Jem and She-Ra Are SO Hatin' Right Now.
Yes, we all know that DC does superheroes and that they do them well, over the years they let us forget that they do other thing, so...
ripe with power, DC Comics seems to be embracing its' rich, diverse history.
They're bringing back war comics with the criminally long cancelled Sgt. Rock written and drawn by comics legend, Joe Kubert.
Returned home from Vertigo: Jonah Hex written by Hawkman's Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.
2005 also sees the return of sword-and-sorcery comics with The Warlord by Bruce Jones and Bart Sears.
War, westerns, sword-and-sorcery, sounds like the comics I was reading in the 80's.
To DC Comics, I issue a challenge....
Are you feeling brave? Are you feeling bold after your little market share victory?
Prove it by re-introducing your all-ages, girl-friendly series, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD to an all-new audience and dang it, do it big with a big-time writer and artists. Dang it, do it right!
AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD focuses on the adventures of Amy Winston, who on her 13th birthday discovers that she was a princess from a far-away mystical land. Did I mention that when in The Gemworld she turns into a 20 year old woman, fighting injustice in a miniskirt, swinging a sword, while riding a winged unicorn?
Grant Morrison NEEDS to write this comic.
We haven't seen Amethyst for years but we HAVE seen writers as great as Neil Gaiman and Geoff Johns along with various Legion of Superheroes writers crib bits from The Gemworld to make their own stories better. DC? Use Amethyst to make your UNIVERSE better, greater.
DC, be brave, be bold. Bring back AMETHYST!