I’ve been interested in checking out Amethyst after hearing a bit about it. I read an excerpt of both first issues - 2020 and 1985. Here is my cursory review.
Amy is cold towards her Earth parents and has a negative inner monologue right out the gate. What is this teaching?! Be grateful.
Upon her first arrival in Gemworld and after no investigation on her part, she expects Lady Turquoise to offer up her kingdom’s citizens to solve a problem that hasn’t even fully been understood. She is so entitled and accusatory. It’s no wonder everyone is so confused.
I don’t like the messages in this comic at all. The main character is whiny and unlikeable. The art is also arguably too sugary - a stark contrast to the tone of the “story”.
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1985)
This comic series kicks off with Amethyst in a classic action pose, providing the reader a few key details to set the scene.
They seem to do a good job of showcasing the world and all of the players we will need to know. It tells more of a story and allows Amethyst’s actions to speak loud and clear.
Overall, I don’t like Princess Amethyst. But if I were to choose, I would definitely read the older comics.