Steven Universe (Vol. 3)
Experience all-new adventures with fan-favorite characters from the hit Emmy Award-nominated Cartoon Network TV series, Steven Universe! From learning to paint to helping Connie with her “research”, this collection is packed with great moments featurings Beach City’s Crystal Gems. Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems find themselves in all-new adventures around the boardwalk: from taking painting lessons from Vidalia to putting together an epic sleepover. Steven has his hands full saving the world - or maybe just the boardwalk - but with his friends and family by his side, he knows he can do anything.  Join writer Grace Kraft and illustrator Rii Abrego as they keep Beach City weird in these ongoing adventures from Cartoon Network’s hit show Steven Universe.

Steven Universe (Vol. 3) Details

TitleSteven Universe (Vol. 3)
Author
ReleaseOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherKaBOOM!
ISBN-139781684152445
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Childrens

Steven Universe (Vol. 3) Review

  • Swankivy
    January 1, 1970
    The third graphic novel compilation of the ongoing Steven Universe comics is called Field Researching.As with many comics originally released in individual issues, the publishers later released this trade paperback compilation of the issues--9 through 12 in Volume 3, with more volumes scheduled for release after the individual issues have been out a while.I had already written outlines and reviews of the four comics as they came out. There's not much point in writing up rereleased content, but j The third graphic novel compilation of the ongoing Steven Universe comics is called Field Researching.As with many comics originally released in individual issues, the publishers later released this trade paperback compilation of the issues--9 through 12 in Volume 3, with more volumes scheduled for release after the individual issues have been out a while.I had already written outlines and reviews of the four comics as they came out. There's not much point in writing up rereleased content, but just for your info, I'll spotlight the included stories and mention the variant covers!(They call the issues "chapters" in this compilation.)CHAPTER NINE is about Peridot and Lapis taking art lessons from Vidalia, with Steven participating and Amethyst modeling.For issue 9 there were only two covers included; they seem to have reduced the covers to only a main cover and a subscription cover now.1. The main cover: Pearl adjusting her tuxedo in front of a mirror, by Missy Peña.2. Subscription cover: the Gems enjoying music by a campfire, by Sibyllibe Meynet.CHAPTER TEN is about Amethyst feeling insulted that Connie and Steven don't appreciate her shapeshifting skills when she tries to help with Connie's school assignment.For issue 10, there are two covers included.1. Main cover: Gems using weapons against a starry pastel background, by Missy Peña.2. Subscription cover: Gems in a red-toned forest with Centipeetle, by Natalie Dombois.CHAPTER ELEVEN is about an autumn cook-off that leads to Peridot and Lapis attempting to participate with a dish.For issue 11, there are two covers included.1. Main cover: Steven and Connie enjoying ukulele music sitting at the feet of a Rose Quartz statue, by Missy Peña.2. Subscription cover: Lapis carrying Steven in a purple sky, by Kat Tsai.CHAPTER TWELVE is about the Gems helping Connie de-stress with a slumber party, but Pearl and Amethyst keep arguing about the best way to handle the party activities.For issue 12, there are two covers included.1. Main cover: Lapis and Steven enjoying a Starry Night sky, by Missy Peña.2. Subscription cover: The Gems and Connie with Mr. Universe's van, with Steven and Connie flying kites, by Natalie Dombois.There is NO other new content in the book, so if you only care about having all the stories and already own individual issues, there is no need to get this. But if you prefer having them all together and want the variant cover art, pick it up!For me, the best one was the last one, number 12, because Garnet is so serious about pillows (and the pillow fighting in the end), and the Pearl and Amethyst interaction was CLASSIC. I liked them all but my least favorite was the one about the cook-off because the plot seemed really thin without enough innovative, cute moments to make up for it. Still, the art's great in all of them and I love these little stories.
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  • Ayamesalami
    January 1, 1970
    While looking through the library shelves, I found this book inside one of them.I decided to give it a try.It is the 3rd book in a series of graphic novels, surrounding the same type of theme.When I say theme, I mean short contemporaries in a way, cause that's all it is.Since they can't write anything with much plot since that's the shows job, they write short contemporaries, basically fillers. The stories were rather boring. It included the following steps :Steven is having a normal day. He is While looking through the library shelves, I found this book inside one of them.I decided to give it a try.It is the 3rd book in a series of graphic novels, surrounding the same type of theme.When I say theme, I mean short contemporaries in a way, cause that's all it is.Since they can't write anything with much plot since that's the shows job, they write short contemporaries, basically fillers. The stories were rather boring. It included the following steps :Steven is having a normal day. He is about to do something with his friends when suddenly two of his friends start fighting! (doesn't count for one of the stories.) So Steven resolves it by either getting angry at them or panicking. All of these steps don't apply to all of the stories, but at least the stories have one of these steps.The thing that has kept me from giving this rating below a 3 is the artwork! It looks similar to the artwork in the show, which I love. The thing I dislike is when I spot a difference in styles, then I wince. That part is just my problem though.
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  • Julie Decker
    January 1, 1970
    This edition of four comics contains issues from the ongoing series begun in 2017--issues nine through twelve. Though there's no new content, comics-wise, there are cover galleries that allow you to see all the variants. All the stories are fun, and I like this type of storytelling better than the original comic series--each "chapter" has one story instead of the way they had one main story and several shorts in the original eight-issue series. The four chapters don't connect to each other to te This edition of four comics contains issues from the ongoing series begun in 2017--issues nine through twelve. Though there's no new content, comics-wise, there are cover galleries that allow you to see all the variants. All the stories are fun, and I like this type of storytelling better than the original comic series--each "chapter" has one story instead of the way they had one main story and several shorts in the original eight-issue series. The four chapters don't connect to each other to tell a continuous story overall though.My favorite was the last one because that slumber party was just adorable. Pearl and Amethyst fighting over how Connie and Steven should have fun was great. (And Garnet choosing to knock some sense into them by starting a pillow fight was amazing.) All of these stories are great little moments with the characters, though, and they're all worth reading. I've reviewed each individual issue of the comics so I won't repeat here. I recommend picking it up if you haven't had a chance to see these stories in the individual comics.
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  • Matt Glaviano
    January 1, 1970
    Several completely unexceptional Steven stories. Banality may be intentional to a certain extent -- it's just every day stories, right? -- but that doesn't excuse drifting narratives and a general sense of aimlessness.To my mind, the low point in collected Steven comics to date.
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