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Amethyst and the Weirdoverse – Wrap-up

I accidentally blew away most of the images on this blog and have been adding them back to my Amethyst posts. I just realized that I hadn’t actually finished covering the very odd time Amethyst popped up in the Convergence/Book Of Fate/Weirodoverse crossover issues in the 90s.

Amethyst does appear briefly at the end of Book of Fate 8, where she takes a bath, evilly.

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She shows up again to flirt with Fate in an ill-fitting purple bikini.

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Other things happen, and eventually Fate gets sent to a future alien plant to hang out with Lobo!? I was really not paying very close attention at this point, but Amethyst does show up again as an old lady.

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And that’s about it, for Amethyst appearances in this obscure corner of the 1990s. I do plan to cover some of the Amethyst references in Legion of Super-Heroes soon.

4th Amethyst Short and Sword of Sorcery Cancellation

I find Prince Topaz’s characterization in this short amusing:

Sword of Sorcery‘s cancellation was recently announced. I can’t say I’m particularly surprised, as I’ve heard that the sales on the title were not good. I wonder if it would have done better at a lower price point without being split into a shorter main story + backup story. I really wish that DC had developed more of an all-ages title built around the cartoon shorts, because they really have that extra spark that could inspire more fans. Sword of Sorcery I was reading just out of a general sense of resignation because I wanted to see what would happen with this revised Amethyst character.

Amethyt Shorts, 2 and 3

Episode 2:

A shakeycam Episode 3:

I really like this version of the Gemworld, with everything in it being animate and talking. It seems like a nice way of calling back to the original series art, where so many random things had faces. This just appeals to me so much more than the Sword of Sorcery reboot. The animated Amethyst is a different version, but it just seems so much more in keeping with the intent of the original comic series

First Amethyst Short

This is just as cute, adorable, and Gemworldish as I was hoping. I’m going to just pretend that the Sword of Sorcery comic isn’t really happening, because if Amethyst had to be rebooted, Magical Girl Amethyst seems so much closer to the spirit of the original series.

Also, so enjoyed seeing mini video game Prince Topaz get promptly killed by Dark Opal. Seriously, why couldn’t we have had a comic book to tie in to the animated short?