This week, DC Comics released the #0 issue of Christy Marx’ Sword of Sorcery reboot. You may know Marx better for her scriptwork in cartooning over the past thirty years on shows like Jem And The Holograms, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, and plenty more. On top of that, Marx has worked extensively with Marvel Comics in the past on “Conan” and “Red Sonja”. “Sword of Sorcery” marks her return to the medium to deliver yet another kick-ass female heroine.
Marx is working to reboot the original 12-issue run on “Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld” from the 80s, a character who seemingly vanished from the DCU. From the #0 issue, it is already clear that Marx is taking liberties with the series in order to revitalize it for a modern audience. The new series follows a 17-year-old Amy who discovers that she can harness extraordinary powers as the Princess of Gem World. Marx notes that her rendition delves deeper into Amy’s personal issues as she finds herself in an epic battle for the House Amethyst.
We caught up with Marx to chat about her rejuvenation of “Sword of Sorcery”, women in comics, blood powers, and much more. READ MORE