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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. 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.
Steven Universe (2014-2015)
|#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.||August 6, 2014|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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)
|#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|
|#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|
|#3||When the local business owners in Beach City start to feel the economic pinch during the tourist off-season, Mayor Dewey and Buck come up with a solution: food trucks!||April 26, 2017|
|#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.||May 31, 2017|
|#5||Before leaving with Connie to go have fun on the boardwalk, Steven wonders what Lion gets up to when he is not around. We get to see a day in the life of Lion.||June 28, 2017|
|#6||Noticing Pearl's temper has been unusually short lately, Amethyst invites her to blow off some steam by joining her to fight tag team at the Beach City Underground Wrestling Ring.||July 12, 2017|
|#7||Steven and the Gems set sail on the Gem Sloop to find and retrieve a gem artifact in a remote location inaccessible by warp pad. They discover that the artifact is guarded by a territorial gem monster, who shipwrecks the Crystal Gems in their first attempt to get the artifact. Luckily, Onion and his dad Yellowtail are out on a fishing trip and happen upon the Gems at just the right time.||August 9, 2017|
|#8||When Peridot and Lapis turn their corn field into a “haunted” corn maze, the Gems uncover scares and secrets while trying to solve it!||September 27, 2017|
|#9||Steven and Crystal Gems go on a fishing trip and encounter a giant eel!||October 25, 2017|
|#10||Connie and Steven head to the beach to work on a school project, and Amethyst's attempts at helping out lead to some surprises with the animals who live in the water.||November 22, 2017|
|#11||After Steven sees a flier for "A Taste of Beach City," everyone gets inspired to make a dish and enter the competition.||December 27, 2017|
|#12||Steven and the Gems throw Connie a sleepover to help her de-stress before she takes a big test.||January 24, 2018|
|#13||Peridot and Lapis learn how to be better roommates for each other!||February 28, 2018|
|#14||It's time for a Mr. Universe concert!||March 28, 2018|
|#15||Garnet takes Steven on a solo mission.||April 18, 2018|
|#16||Steven and Amethyst sneak out to go to a concert with Jenny and Kiki, but they soon encounter trouble on the way there…||May 16, 2018|
|#17||When Steven invites Peridot over to play his new video game Golf Quest Mini Rumble, he gets more than he bargained for when Peridot becomes more than attached to the game.||June 20, 2018|
|#18||Amethyst is surprised and delighted when she is asked to help coach Connie and Steven in combat, but she struggles to find her own teaching style.||July 18, 2018|
|#19||The Gems tell Steven about how they built his house and the struggles that ensued working together. Guest starring fan-favorite fusion Sugilite!||August 15, 2018|
|#20||After a fight in the Strawberry Battlefield goes awry, the Gems get an important reminder on the value of teamwork.||September 19, 2018|
|#21||When Peridot wants to learn a song from Camp Pining Hearts, Steven asks Greg for help teaching Peridot!||October 17, 2018|
|#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|
|#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|
Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) and artist Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) team up for the start of a new series of adventures!. This first collected edition includes stories where the Gems help a lost baby bird, enter a food truck competition, go to a prom, and take part in a Renaissance Faire! Includes Steven Universe #1-4.
|October 25, 2017|
An all-new set of adventures for the characters of the hit Cartoon Network TV series! Steven, the Crystal Gems, and the whole Beach City gang embark on new adventures: Steven and the Gems enter a wrestling league, get lost in a haunted corn maze, and find a mysterious beach house. Join writers Melanie Gillman and Grace Kraft with illustrators Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) and Rii Abrego for the ongoing exploits of Cartoon Network's Steven Universe.
|April 3, 2018|
Explore Beach City with Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems in this collected edition that includes stories about what Lion does while everyone else thinks he's sleeping, Pearl and Amethyst entering the wrestling ring, and that strange corn maze Peridot and Lapis have created near the barn. Collects issues #5-8.
|March 28, 2018|
Fall comes to Beach City as Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems find adventure around the boardwalk: from taking painting lessons, studying Beach City's wildlife, baking for the Taste of Beach City festival, to sleepovers with friends, there's always something going on to keep Beach City weird! Collects issues #9-12.
|September 26, 2018|
After so much time defending the Earth, Steven and the Crystal Gems know the value of teamwork and asking for help. Join Steven on a series of one-on-one adventures with your favorite characters from around Beach City. Explore what it means to feel at home with Lapis and Peridot. See Greg relive his days as a rock star and join Garnet on a solo mission. Oh, and sneak out with Amethyst to join Jenny and Kiki at a concert!
Writer Grace Kraft (Ornithia) and artist Rii Abrego (Rick & Morty) guide Steven and the Crystal Gems as they learn what it means to rely on one another in these all-new stories from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
|March 5, 2019|
|#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|
|#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
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#4||Steven and the Gems try to defend themselves against the Glass Ghost.||June 29, 2016|
Steven Universe: Harmony
|#1||As Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, Steven and the Gems must work together to deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth.||August 1, 2018|
|#2||As Steven continues to hold onto the Harmony Core, it's up to Amethyst to take over his responsibilities, including band practice. But when more Harmony Cores threaten to activate, the Gems must act quickly or else the entire Earth will be put in danger!||September 5, 2018|
|#3||With one of their own down for the count, the Crystal Gems must band together and figure out how to deactivate the Harmony Core. When they don't make much headway, it's Pearl's turn to take Steven's place at band practice.||October 3, 2018|
|#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|
|#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|
|#3||With Sadie running the Big Donut on her own, it's up to Steven and the Gems to help her win the annual Ultimate Doughnut Dough-Down competition in Empire City! Steven and the Crystal Gems have faced down intergalactic empires, but are they ready to win a donut competition? With Lars in space that means Sadie is on her own...unless the Crystal Gems come to help! It's up to Steven and the Gems to step in and help Sadie run the Big Donut food truck during the annual competition in Empire City. They'll have to work together to best the other chefs in the Ultimate Dough-Down, especially King Kruller, one of the hippest shops around and the Dough-Down's reigning champs.||December 11, 2018|
|#4||Peridot--along with Steven, Lars, and Lapis--puts on a play based on Camp Pining Hearts, a cult classic television series in the Steven Universe world.|
When Peridot and Lapis discover Camp Pining Play fanfiction, they fall in love with Lars' secret story and decide to put on a live performance for Beach City! With Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems, Peridot and Lapis become true thespians and work together to find a solution when parts of the story remind Lapis of her time with Jasper and jeopardize the play's production.
|April 23, 2019|
- 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.
- 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.