Over at USA Today, Christy Marx talks about her aims for the Amethyst strip from DC’s new Sword of Sorcery series – and explains why Amy has aged since her original incarnation in the 1980s:
I wanted to go for more mature themes and a character old enough to handle those mature themes… The original series couldn’t seriously tackle romance or sex because Amy still had the mental and emotional development of a 13-year-old. I didn’t want to have that restriction.
The influences for the new series? Game of Thrones, Twilight and Hunger Games, apparently. If the series can get that kind of critical response, never mind sales figures, then I suspect DC is going to be very happy indeed.