As another Steven Bomb ends, we once again enter that dark purgatory in between regular Steven Universe episodes. However, thanks to Kaboom's new Steven Universe ongoing by Melanie Gillman and Katy Farina, we don't have to go entirely Steven-less, as the series launches next week with a story all about Steven, Peridot and Lapis Lazuli discovering an injured baby bird while none of the other, more responsible Crystal Gems are around.

Mind you, it might be a bit out of line to classify Steven Universe himself as one of the less-responsible Crystal Gems, because he's regularly stepped up and reminded those around him --- who should probably know better --- how to act. Even in this preview, we see Steven take charge of the rescue effort, and both Gillman and Farina manage to capture the tone and tenor of the show perfectly while presenting a Steven Universe that feels more like its own comic that a straight 1:1 adaptation of an episode.

Check out the preview below:


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Rian Sygh / Boom Studios
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Missy Peña / Boom Studios (Gem Foil Incentive Cover)


Here's the full solicitation information for the comic, which goes on sale February 8:

Steven Universe #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Incentive Cover #1: Jenn St-Onge
Unlockable Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A
Gem Foil Incentive Cover: Missy Peña
Price: $3.99

  • We're bringing Steven Universe back to comic books with more Steven, more gems, and more of the characters we all love in an all-new ongoing series!
  • Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) and artist Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) are teaming up for the start of a new series of adventures for the entire gang.
  • Based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series, created by The New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe follows Steven, the “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. The show is currently in its fourth season and has earned millions of fans of all ages worldwide.
  • In this kickoff issue, Steven, Lapis, and Peridot rescue a baby songbird on the ground outside the barn and work together to reunite it with its mother.