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6 Comics Steven Universe Fans Should Check Out

6 Comics Steven Universe Fans Should Check Out



Steven Universe is one of the most beloved shows on TV right now. If you’ve ever watched it I’m sure you understand why, and if you haven’t, here are seven reasons why you absolutely should!

Steven Universe truly has something for everyone. It’s endlessly fun without shying away from serious subjects, youthful without ever being patronising and packed full of messages everyone needs to hear now and then. It easily drives home great messages about the importance of family, whether they’re blood or chosen, the strength in believing in yourself and the power of sticking together.

In fact, the only problem with Steven Universe is that there isn’t enough of it. So if, like us, you’ve run out of new episodes and need your fix of everything Crystal Gem here are some comics that might help fill the void! Choose your favourite character and get reading!

Steven – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl


Writer: Ryan North

Artist: ‎Erica Henderson

Steven is sweet, fiercely loyal and deceptively powerful so Squirrel Girl, a.k.a Doreen Green, is pretty much Steven times a million. She’s incredibly protective of everyone important to her, she even beat up the Avengers for being jerks to her best friend (don’t worry, they deserved it.)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of the funniest comics out there, we’re talking laugh-out-loud funny. Doreen shares Steven’s optimism and infectious positivity and that mixed with gorgeous art and witty writing make The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl a must-read for Steven fans.

Pearl – Ms Marvel


Writer: G. Willow Wilson

Artist: Adrian Alphona

Pearl is a caring and nurturing gem. She always wants to do the right thing and help everyone. Her intentions are always pure but sometimes she just doesn’t get it right. A lot like the current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan!

Kamala Khan shares Pearl’s strong sense of right and wrong but, just like Pearl, she’s still trying to figure everything out. As a newbie super-hero Kamala always tries to do the right thing and save the day but it doesn’t always go to plan. Along the way she’s learning the full extent of her power and how to balance her crime-fighting with her family, school and beliefs.

Ms. Marvel is an incredible comic, it’s sweet and moving and completely accessible. Don’t worry about knowing all the ins and outs of the Marvel multiverse, Ms. Marvel is very new-reader friendly. Plus, Kamala has a giant bulldog named Lockjaw, who doesn’t want that?!

Garnet – The Infinite Loop


Writer: Pierrick Colinet  

Artist: Elsa Charretier

Garnet is love incarnate. She’s strong and balanced, and would do anything to protect those she loves.

The Infinite Loop is all about love! Teddy is a young woman who spends her life managing time anomalies, she bounces through time finding things that don’t belong and fixing the shenanigans they’ve caused, much like Garnet and co. Most of these anomalies are objects (and maybe a dinosaur or two) but when one manifests as a beautiful woman Teddy falls head over heels in love. Teddy and Ano are on the run though time and their journey is beautiful, maybe even as beautiful as Garnet’s story.

Amethyst – Help Us! Great Warrior


Writer: Madéleine Flores

Artist: Madéleine Flores

Steven Universe is all about believing in yourself, finding your strength and being a good person. Help Us! Great Warrior ticks all of those boxes! Meet Great Warrior, a tiny green bean who could kick you into tomorrow if she wanted to.

Just like Amethyst, Great Warrior is feisty, powerful and could beat up any monster who dares set foot in her village, but sometimes she’d just rather stay in bed and eat pizza

Help Us! Great Warrior has all of the fun, diversity and sass of Steven Universe.

Lion – Power Up!


Writer: Kate Leth

Artist: Matt Cummings

Let’s face it, we’re all suckers for magical animals. Steven’s trusty, if sometimes disobedient, pal Lion is one big pink lump of cuteness as well as a handy storage solution.

Silas, from Kate Leth and Matt Cumming’s Power Up, may not be able to carry around your sword, bike and snacks but he’s pretty powerful in his own right. Silas, along with the rest of the Power Up team was granted cosmic powers in order to protect earth from some seriously creepy monsters. Oh, and Silas is a gold-fish. I won’t tell you what those cosmic powers are exactly, you’ll just have to read Power Up to find out!

If you just can’t choose – Jem and the Holograms


Writer: Kelly Thompson

Artist: Sophie Campbell

With a show like Steven Universe sometimes it just isn’t possible to choose a favourite character, they’re all far too wonderful. So if what you love most about Steven Universe is the whole, adorable family then Jem and the Holograms is the comic for you.

Based on the hit ’80s TV show, Jem and the Holograms is all about music, friendship, hairspray and using futuristic technology to change your appearance so you can be a famous pop-star. You know, the usual!

It might not sound much like Steven Universe but it has the same sense of fun, beautiful relationships, loveable characters and stunning design.

So, who’s your favourite character? What other comics would you recommend for fans of the show? Let us know in the comments below!