Issue by Issue – Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Vol.2 #10

Writer – Gary Cohn
Artist – Ernie Colón
Inker – Karl Kesel
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – Agustin Mas

Amethyst, the Princess of Gemworld is also now its main protector and the one woman who can keep it from the hands of the Ancient Ones, though just how she intends to do so remains to be seen. After having received a power boost from Citrina, she has not had any real time to test their limits. Gary Cohn who writes this tale finds there is no time like the present as he thrusts her right into the thick of the action as she finds herself being attacked. While she eventually fends off those who would do her harm, their magic is even greater as they steal the literal sun from the sky. As the story progresses, she is joined by Prince Garnet once again as they head to the temple of the Ancient Ones and once there, they are met by Prince Topaz and Lady Turquoise, led there by White Opal. The rest of the issue finds the heroes up against forces greater than themselves, the Ancient Ones having had millennia of consuming and using magic against those on the other side of them. The battle is fairly one-sided until an ally in the form of the sun itself, that which gives life to Gemworld, speaks to Amethyst and they use their collective power to drive the Ancients back. Cohn shows just how much Amethyst as a character has evolved as she not only has come into power but into confidence and wisdom as well as she suggests a new contract to the demons and it is one that will see Gemworld, as well as every world under the purview of the Ancient Ones, survive for all time. While all of this has been going on, Cohn has not forgotten about Carnelian who continues to scheme on Earth and it comes about that the boy finally procures the amulet that represents the last vestiges of Dark Opal’s power, a power he is now ready to make use of by not only returning to Gemworld but to rule it as well. With each subsequent issue, Cohn and company which counts Ernie Colón and Karl Kesel among their number, continue to wrap up the various plot threads which started way back in the first issue and as they do so, the title continues to get better and better. This is definitely a book well-worth reading.

4 out of 5

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