Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1

Writer: Josceline Fenton Artist: Chrystin Garland Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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What's to Love: The Steven Universe Cartoon Network animated series has given us a serious case of the feels over and over again, and our first Steven Universe comic series was met with enthusiasm from our fellow fans, so we had to head back to Beach City for more adventures! Plus, all the Subscription covers in this mini-series by Jeremy Sorese connect to form one image!

What It Is: Josceline Fenton (Hemlock) and Chrystin Garland (Adventure Time) help keep Beach City weird with this new four-issue miniseries. 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...

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Mar 17, 2016

    “Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems” #1 captures the spirit of the show while still finding enough humor and excitement to be its own thing. Make no mistake, you need to have watched at least the first season of Steven Universe before you try this out: Fenton and Garland rely on your knowledge of the material to make a lot of their scenes work, but why would you even be picking up a licensed comic of something you've never even seen before? I mean more that “Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems” #1 is able to stand on its own as a Steven Universe adventure rather than feel like some meaningless extension of some random episode. The series is fun and charming as it mostly sets the stage for a bigger problem. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 17, 2016

    The Steven Universe license has delivered many fantastic issues for Boom! Studios and its imprints and Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 continues that streak with fun, family oriented style. Read Full Review

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