Amethyst, DC Comics’ classic 1980s fantasy superheroine, returns to comics this September as the star of Sword of Sorcery, a new title in the publisher’s “third wave” of New 52 titles.
According to io9, she is getting a new origin for modern audiences, but she’s being updated by a pro at creating classic girl-power stories and characters. Christy Marx, creator of 80s cartoon superstars Jem and the Holograms, will be writing Amethyst’s adventures with art by Aaron Lopresti. Sword of Sorcery will also feature back-up tales starring Beowulf, another old-school DC fantasy character, written by Tony Bedard and drawn by Jesus Saiz.
Here’s the series’ synopsis, courtesy of io9:
SWORD OF SORCERY
Writer: Christy Marx
Artist: Aaron Lopresti
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld — and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.
Check out io9′s Q&A with the creators by clicking here.