Boom! Studios and Cartoon Network have announced new comic series Steven Universe: Harmony, a five issue limited run that will be written by S.M. Vidaurri (Iron) and illustrated by Mollie Rose (Weeds).
In the new series, Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, while Steven and the Gems must also work together to “deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth”.
STEVEN UNIVERSE: HARMONY was inspired by the beautiful world that Rebecca Sugar created, and the incredible music. I was in bands in middle school and high school, and I remember how high-stakes things felt. So when Sadie Killer and the Suspects was introduced, I was smitten. I wanted to write a story that balanced Steven’s gem related capers with his playing in a band. Because both feel like they could be the end of the world if something goes wrong.
Mollie Rose adds:
I’ve been following Rebecca Sugar’s work for nearly a decade and Steven Universe since the beginning. Rebecca’s work was really influential for me when I was a teen, especially her comics (I have a treasured copy of Pug Davis), so working on this is definitely a really cool opportunity. I’ve always admired Steven Universe‘s dedication to creating complex and diverse characters and worlds, and getting to be a part of that universe is really exciting!
Steven Universe: Harmony #1 features a main cover by Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), along with variant covers by Savanna Ganucheau (Lumberjanes) and Veronica Fish (SLAM!). Each issue will be formatted in a special 8”x8”.
Print copies of Steven Universe: Harmony #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) in August 2018 or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.