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Review: Steven Universe #1
Nikki  |  February 25, 2017

 

They are the Crystal Gems and they will always save the day and if you think they can’t… well, just read the comic and find out how they’ll prove you wrong! I’m a huge fan of the Steven Universe cartoon but I missed out on the first couple of mini-series comics. The great thing about these cartoon comic adaptations is that they are based on the cartoons so as long as you watch it, you don’t have to pay attention to the other comic incarnations. 
Popular web comics creator Melanie Gillman takes the reigns on writing duties for this issue and their grasp on the characters had me thinking that I was reading an actual episode. Warning: if you're not caught up with the show, this comic will spoil a lot of plot points simply because of the characters involved. This issue stars Steven, Lapis Lazuli, and Peridot as they find a baby bird in a barn and have to decide what to do with it. Gillman does an awesome job at capturing what makes Steven Universe so great. It’s the subtleties in the characters that adds so much depth to this bubbly show/comic. A lot of the subtleties here are tied to Lapis Lazuli’s story and her character and I loved how much she conveyed without having to talk a lot.
If you love the cartoon as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy this first issue. From interior art to dialogue, this comic is basically the cartoon that you can read.

They are the Crystal Gems and they will always save the day and if you think they can’t… well, just read the comic and find out how they’ll prove you wrong! I’m a huge fan of the Steven Universe cartoon but I missed out on the first couple of mini-series comics. The great thing about these cartoon comic adaptations is that they are based on the cartoons so as long as you watch it, you don’t have to pay attention to the other comic incarnations. 

Popular web comics creator Melanie Gillman takes the reigns on writing duties for this issue and their grasp on the characters had me thinking that I was reading an actual episode. Warning: if you're not caught up with the show, this comic will spoil a lot of plot points simply because of the characters involved. This issue stars Steven, Lapis Lazuli, and Peridot as they find a baby bird in a barn and have to decide what to do with it. Gillman does an awesome job at capturing what makes Steven Universe so great. It’s the subtleties in the characters that adds so much depth to this bubbly show/comic. A lot of the subtleties here are tied to Lapis Lazuli’s story and her character and I loved how much she conveyed without having to talk a lot.

If you love the cartoon as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy this first issue. From interior art to dialogue, this comic is basically the cartoon that you can read.

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