Issue by Issue – Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Vol.2 #2

Writer – Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Artist – Ric Estrada
Inker – Romeo Tanghal
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – John Costanza

Citrina has been in a coma for weeks and finally, after calling out in her sleep for Amethyst, she has summoned the Princess from Earth, splitting her off from Amy Winston’s body which itself now remains in some enchanted sleep. For her sake, she is concerned for Citrina, yet there is nothing she can do as her magic seems ineffective and so heads to the Diamond Temple to see if Lord Aquamarine might help. Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn who continue to chronicle these adventures, show the threat of Fire Jade growing as she empowers the poor of Aquamarines kingdom to rise up and overthrow him. While he might not be at home as he is gathered with the other lords and ladies of Gemworld, it does not mean he cannot lose what he claims as his and Fire Jade means to make that happen. As for Amethyst who soon arrives at her destination, she finds the man she loves, that being Prince Topaz, in the arms of Lady Turquoise which breaks her heart while the Diamond priest discovers that she has finally returned to Gemworld. The writers of this tale do not take it easy on young Amethyst, readers having to remember that she is actually younger than she appears and with everything being thrown at her seemingly all at once, it is very overwhelming. There are numerous other things that take place in this book, all of them being connected in some way to what is going on, or as Lord Garnet proclaims it, the end of the world. One of those is the disappearance of the kingdom belonging to Sardonyx who was nearly home when mystical forces seemed to confiscate it away while another being the aforementioned state of Citrina. Strange weather is but another dire warning for those that know how to interpret it which is how the story is left off, at least until the next issue. Additionally, though whether it plays into anything is another matter, the Monitor is seen to be observing the sleeping Amy Winston due to the power she emanates from her sleeping form and one has to wonder if he has anything to do with what is happening to Gemworld or if it is something else entirely. When it all ends, there is a lot of uncertainty among the various parties including Amy’s parents on Earth which of course leaves readers wanting more, forcing them to return should they want to find out what happens next.

3.5 out of 5

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