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    Reviews - Sword Of Sorcery - #0

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Liked one story hated the other ... - MartyPrime
As much as I felt that the Amethyst story borrowed too heavily on stereotypical high school garbage that one sees in bad movies and chee
sy TV shows (all attractive people are not mean), I think there is potential here. The scenes set in Nilaa were well illustrated and nicely written – once the story moved there I found it to be enjoyable. There were a few clunky bits of dialog that felt out of place - “I have the power to be blond …” – but all in all it was a good read. I think it lacks a bit of the universal appeal of the original 1980s Amethyst series and sends the wrong message about high school – but I could see a 12 or 13 year old girl latching on to this book.

But this book is NOT Amethyst it is Sword of Sorcery and the second story was ‘blah’. I get what Tony Bedard is doing with Beowulf – but it feels like a waste of pages – coming off of Amethyst this felt like such a let down and entirely out of place. Where Amethyst has the potential to appeal to a wide range of readers (again not like the original did) this second feature seemed to be an overly testosterone driven attempt to seem highbrow and clever. I say either expand the Amethyst story or cut the backup feature and lower the cover price to 2.99.

Also as a continuity guy … is Beowulf set in the New 52 future? Is this what is going to happen? Most likely not … so then I ask why is it in a DC title instead of a Vertigo book?





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