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The Steven Universe Comic Series is a monthly comic book series that originally started in August 2014. As of February 2017, the series has been rebooted under Melanie Gillman (writer) and Katy Farina (artist). It is published by KaBoom Studios. The series is presented as little vignettes about the lives of the characters, with each issue being character-driven. [1] Issues are available for purchase in Hot Topic, comic book stores, and other stores as well.

Steven Universe (2014-2015), the original comic series by Jeremy Sorese (Writer) and Coleman Engle (Main artist), was presented as a zine-like format, with each issue having different sources of content (from recipes to mini-comics to games and more).

Steven Universe & The Crystal Gems, a 4 part miniseries, was released in 2016, with the first issue on March 16.[2]

Steven Universe (2014-2015)

Cover Issue Description Release date

001 #1 Pearl tries to safely bubble a Gem to send back to the temple, but it doesn't want to cooperate. While Pearl is doing that, Steven wants the Gems to take a break, and enjoy the good weather in the area they are in.

"Lars n Sadie's Navigation Adventure", "Steven Chewniverse", and "Birthday Bake Off", are the mini stories included.

August 6, 2014
002 #2 It's not every year that Steven is old enough to enter the Annual Beach City Bike Race. The Gems are going to find their hands full in trying to convince Steven to back out of the competition for his safety...and the rest of Beach City's!

"Night on the Beach" is the special illustration included, and "Lion Tamer" is the mini story included.

September 3, 2014
003 #3 It's Open Mic Night in Beach City, hosted at the Big Donut, of course, and Greg is taking this as his time to shine! Will he get his chance in the spotlight or will the weird monster the Gems are chasing ruin everything?

"The Storage War" and "Disco" are the mini stories included.

October 15, 2014
004 #4 The Fish Stew Pizza establishment is out of a car and Steven, always eager to help, offers to give a lift with the aid of Lion, officially starting the Cub Cab Service! Pearl has some reservations, but with Steven helping so many people, what could possibly go wrong?

"Cookie Cat" and "Where In Beach City" are the special illustrations included, and "Doppelganger" is the mini story included.

November 26, 2014
005 #5 Steven and Connie decide to have a yard sale to raise money for the library, but for some reason Pearl gets sick from an object in the stack of things for sale. Can Garnet and Steven do something for help?

"Bubble Trouble", "Side Tracks", and "A Day With Onion" are the mini stories included and "Selfie" is the special illustration included.

December 17, 2014
006 #6 With Steven and Garnet gone, it's up to Amethyst and Connie to keep Pearl calm. Will Steven be able to heal Pearl in time for the Yard Sale or do these friends have to kiss their Library dreams goodbye?

"Lion's Share" and "Hot Dog King" are the mini stories included and "Air Control" is the special illustration included.

January 12, 2015
007 #7 Pearl takes an interest in one of Connie's books, thrilled to have something in common with one of the Gems, Connie tries to set up time with Pearl. Pearl ends up taking storytime to an extreme and Connie is going to have to learn to adjust quickly to make sure they make it to the end!

"Car Trouble" and "Mean Look" are the mini stories included and "Garden" is the special illustration included.

February 4, 2015
008 #8 The Gems and Steven go on a mission to a forgotten temple. But getting up the hill turns out to be harder than planned when Stone Knights come out of the ground to stop the Gems it's a race for Amethyst and Steven to make it to the top to save Pearl and Garnet!

"Opal's Day Off" and "Dog Show" are the mini stories included and "Enjoying the Sun" is the special illustration.

March 4, 2015


Steven Universe (2017)

Cover Issue Description Release date

Boom 2017 001 A #1 Steven, Lapis, and Peridot rescue a baby songbird on the ground outside the barn and work together to reunite it with its mother. February 8, 2017
Issue 2 2017 Cover A #2 When Steven and Connie fuse into Stevonnie to sneak into a PG-13 film, they run into Kiki and agree to take her to the prom! March 22, 2017
Issue 3 2017 Cover A #3 TBA April 12, 2017
Issue 4 2017 Cover A #4 Steven, Peridot, and Amethyst go on their wildest adventure yet—a local Renaissance Faire! While the others enjoy fried food and theater, Peridot enters the joust, and is playing to win.[3] May 24, 2017


Trade releases

Cover Issue Description Release date

StevenUniverseVolume1Cover #1 BELIEVE IN STEVEN!

Steven Universe is just your normal Beach City citizen...who is anything but normal! Join Steven as he learns not only how to save the day with the help of Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl...but as he learns what it means to be a great friend and an even better neighbor! There will be crazy adventures any time of day when you live in Beach City, between bike races and late night karaoke, this is just the beginning for Steven!

July 28, 2015
Stevenuniverse volume2 #2 KEEP BEACH CITY WEIRD!

Steven Universe is ready to take on the world... after he finishes organizing his dad's storage shed. Join Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven as they make the world a better place! Between destroying the Homeworld Clock Tower and joining Connie to help save the local library, Steven has his hands full with keeping his friends safe and having fun.

March 12, 2016


One-Shots

Cover Issue Description Release date

KABOOM SU Greg Universe Special A Main #1 Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems are bonafide heroes, saving Beach City day after day. But you know who else is a hero? Greg Universe! Steven's dad might not have Crystal Gem powers, but he's a valuable member of the team, too! This collection of shorts features father and son fun, as Greg teaches Steven some valuable life lessons.

"Universe and the Moon", "Pink Elephant in the Room", "Now in 3D", "By Heart", "Gregarious Gamers", "Slam Buddies", and "Snap Shots" are the mini stories included.

April 29, 2015
Steven Universe Comic 2016 Special Cover 2 #2 This is it! The Big Donut Special! This special one-shot focuses on Lars, Sadie, the citizens of Beach City, and the Crystal Gems as they hang out at their favorite donut place.

Featuring off-model stories, and alternative portrayals of Steven and the entire gang.

December 14, 2016


Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems

Cover Issue Description Release date

Su and the cgs #1 Steven takes the Gems out for a camping trip and tells them spooky stories around the camp fire. The Gems don't give him much of a reaction, but they do tell him a spooky story of their own about a monster who turns bad Gems into glass and shatters them. Pearl assures a terrified Steven that it's just a story, but suddenly people around Beach City start turning up frozen in glass... March 16, 2016
SU and the CGs -2 #2 After Pearl’s story of the glass monster, Steven has started having nightmares that it is real. What will he do when the people of Beach City start turning to glass? May 4, 2016
Su and Cg 3 #3 When Amethyst and Steven show proof of the glass ghost to Pearl, she recalls that Rose was the one who first told her the story. May 25, 2016
Su and the cg 4 #4 Steven and the Gems try to defend themselves against the Glass Ghost. June 29, 2016


Graphic novels

Cover Issue Description Release date

Too Cool for School Cover #1 Steven Universe: Too Cool for School will give readers a closer look at the friendship between Steven and Connie and what happens when Steven tags along with Connie to school one day. (Hint: There is a reason Steven doesn't regularly attend school with humans.)

The graphic novel will feature dodgeball, teachers, and food fights.

April 12, 2016
SU Anti Gravity #2 The story will see Steven and the Crystal Gems travel to the Moon Base to figure out who (or what) might be causing the electrical disturbances that are causing objects to mysteriously hover all over town. July 25, 2017


Trivia

  • Issue #2 of the 2014 series was originally going to be the first issue in the series.
  • Each issue has three covers drawn by various artists to choose from: cover A, cover B, and cover C.
  • A sneak peek of the 2014 series was featured in Adventure Time's Spoooktacular #1 as a teaser to the TV series, as well as being featured in Kaboom! Summer Blast for one of its annual Free Comic Book Days.
  • It features new plots and characters that may or may not appear in the actual cartoon series.
  • The comics are "level 2 canon", which means that they are canonical as long as they aren't contradicted by the series.[4][5]
    • In Issue #3 of the 2014 series, Steven says that he's not the musical one, his father is; Greg follows by saying that it's time to begin Steven's first lesson. This is contradicted by the "We Are the Crystal Gems" short, where a younger Steven has already learned how to play basic ukelele.
  • The timeframe of the 2017 series is kept roughly within the same timeframe as the newest episodes.[6]

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