DC Comics is playing is really smart by targeting the YA and Middle-Grade audience with titles that may not resonate with the mainstream comic reader. Case in point, while we’ve already seen an Amethyst series come and go, the Princess of Gemworld is getting the OGN treatment for readers 8-12 in November 2021.
The original graphic novel is written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, with art and colors by Asiah Fulmore.
Amaya, Princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld, is something of a troublemaker. She and her brother have great fun together until a magical prank goes much too far and her parents ground her…to Earth! They hope a whole week in the mundane world will teach her that magic is a privilege…and maybe washing dishes by hand will help her realize the palace servants should be respected.
Three years later, Amy has settled into middle school and ordinary life. She doesn’t remember any other home. So when a Prince of the Realm brings her home and restores her magical destiny, how will she cope?
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld introduces a new generation to a fantastical place and a truly fantastic princess.
With a cover price of $9.99, I expect a number of schools and kids will want to grab this when it arrives on November 9, 2021.