If you read our interview with Steven Universe comics creators Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle, then you saw them talking about the story that would become Steven Universe #2. Originally set to be the first issue of the series, it revolves around the annual Beach City Bike Race, with Steven dead set on entering, despite complaints from the Crystal Gems, because they're afraid that the danger would result in his death and they're uncomfortable and unfamiliar with ideas about mortality among humans. Really.

That might seem like a subject that's a little heavy, and it is, but it's also a lot of fun. Check below for a preview and some wise words from Steven's dad!












Steven Universe #2 is out this Wednesday, September 3 digitally and at finer comic shops everywhere.

Writer: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle

Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl’s worry about Steven might do more harm than good!