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Steven Universe: Just Right (Vol. 4) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-06-01 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:168415314X
LANGUAGE:English

" Two Steven graphic novels in a row (following Field Researching) that have done nothing for me. The stories haven't been interesting or exciting. The art hasn't done much for me either -- Steven hardly looks like Steven in the first chapter of this one. These were such a relaxing go-to for me for a year or so. I'm disappointed, and almost ready to stop. " said.

"This collection of four separate stories set in the world of Steven Universe is a nice set that has the same feels as the show but none of the longer-term implications. While it's clear that these comics aren't content that we can considered to be canon, one can't help but wish that it tied into the show more since at times they come up with really clever twists.

But this volume is super light - or dare I say "just right" in this case. It makes for nice, pleasant reading on a weekend. The book leaves you smiling and feeling good about the world and maybe even a bit more hopeful than before.
" said.

"This edition of four comics contains issues from the ongoing series begun in 2017--issues thirteen through sixteen. 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.

I didn't have a super strong favorite of the bunch. There's a story about Ruby and Sapphire needing their specific skills to capture hot and cold Gems that seemed a little silly to me (not to mention the "they're too distracted by each other's cuteness to do a mission" thing has been done explicitly before in the show), but it's just so dang adorable that it might be my favorite. I did also really like when Garnet helped Lapis with some anxiety issues, and Peridot learned it's unrealistic to expect Lapis to be in the right mood to do activities with her all the time.

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.
" said.

"As with many comics originally released in individual issues, the publishers later released this trade paperback compilation of the issues–13 through 16 in Volume 4, 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 THIRTEEN is about Steven and Peridot learning about dealing with Lapis’s depression, with some help from Garnet trying to reassure Lapis about her anxieties.

For issue 13 there were only two covers included; they have continued the trend of reducing the covers to only a main cover and a subscription cover now.

1. The main cover: Steven, Lapis, and Peridot playing in the water (same as the front cover image of the trade paperback), by Missy Peña.

2. Subscription cover: the Gems walking through a forest in the rain, by Miracle Mosley.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN is about Steven trying to arrange a concert for Greg with the help of the Cool Kids, but the Gems’ activities and some unforeseen complications get in the way.

For issue 14, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: Young Greg and Rose with a microphone, by Missy Peña.

2. Subscription cover: Lars, Sadie, and Steven in a greenhouse, by Eleonora Bruni.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN is about Garnet and Steven on a mission that requires the special skills of Ruby and Sapphire–if only they can avoid getting distracted.

For issue 15, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: The Gems walking through the Strawberry Field holding weapons (except Steven, who’s carrying a giant strawberry), by Joey Granger.

2. Subscription cover: Stevonnie in armor with sword and shield, with Lion roaring behind them, by Jade Lee.

CHAPTER SIXTEEN is about Steven and Amethyst going to a concert with Kiki and Jenny (breaking Kofi’s rules to do it), and getting in trouble with various car troubles and mystery creature attacks.

For issue 16, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: A gallery of Amethyst Fusions (Alexandrite, Sugilite, Opal, and Smoky Quartz), with Amethyst in the front, by Grace Kraft.

2. Subscription cover: Stained glass style Steven and Connie in a central window, surrounded by people and images front the show in the same style, by Casey Dimoff.

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!

Story-wise, I didn’t really have a favorite here, though obviously I can’t resist any plot that has Ruby and Sapphire being dorks and ruining missions because they’re so attracted to each other. I did really like the attention on respect and space for someone who struggles with anxiety and depression in issue 13, and of course I love seeing Garnet being the one to give practical advice without being condescending. The art as always was so lovely, with so many great scenes featuring characters we love.
" said.

" Two Steven graphic novels in a row (following Field Researching) that have done nothing for me. The stories haven't been interesting or exciting. The art hasn't done much for me either -- Steven hardly looks like Steven in the first chapter of this one. These were such a relaxing go-to for me for a year or so. I'm disappointed, and almost ready to stop. " said.

"This edition of four comics contains issues from the ongoing series begun in 2017--issues thirteen through sixteen. 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.

I didn't have a super strong favorite of the bunch. There's a story about Ruby and Sapphire needing their specific skills to capture hot and cold Gems that seemed a little silly to me (not to mention the "they're too distracted by each other's cuteness to do a mission" thing has been done explicitly before in the show), but it's just so dang adorable that it might be my favorite. I did also really like when Garnet helped Lapis with some anxiety issues, and Peridot learned it's unrealistic to expect Lapis to be in the right mood to do activities with her all the time.

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.
" said.

"As with many comics originally released in individual issues, the publishers later released this trade paperback compilation of the issues–13 through 16 in Volume 4, 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 THIRTEEN is about Steven and Peridot learning about dealing with Lapis’s depression, with some help from Garnet trying to reassure Lapis about her anxieties.

For issue 13 there were only two covers included; they have continued the trend of reducing the covers to only a main cover and a subscription cover now.

1. The main cover: Steven, Lapis, and Peridot playing in the water (same as the front cover image of the trade paperback), by Missy Peña.

2. Subscription cover: the Gems walking through a forest in the rain, by Miracle Mosley.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN is about Steven trying to arrange a concert for Greg with the help of the Cool Kids, but the Gems’ activities and some unforeseen complications get in the way.

For issue 14, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: Young Greg and Rose with a microphone, by Missy Peña.

2. Subscription cover: Lars, Sadie, and Steven in a greenhouse, by Eleonora Bruni.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN is about Garnet and Steven on a mission that requires the special skills of Ruby and Sapphire–if only they can avoid getting distracted.

For issue 15, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: The Gems walking through the Strawberry Field holding weapons (except Steven, who’s carrying a giant strawberry), by Joey Granger.

2. Subscription cover: Stevonnie in armor with sword and shield, with Lion roaring behind them, by Jade Lee.

CHAPTER SIXTEEN is about Steven and Amethyst going to a concert with Kiki and Jenny (breaking Kofi’s rules to do it), and getting in trouble with various car troubles and mystery creature attacks.

For issue 16, here are the two covers included.

1. Main cover: A gallery of Amethyst Fusions (Alexandrite, Sugilite, Opal, and Smoky Quartz), with Amethyst in the front, by Grace Kraft.

2. Subscription cover: Stained glass style Steven and Connie in a central window, surrounded by people and images front the show in the same style, by Casey Dimoff.

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!

Story-wise, I didn’t really have a favorite here, though obviously I can’t resist any plot that has Ruby and Sapphire being dorks and ruining missions because they’re so attracted to each other. I did really like the attention on respect and space for someone who struggles with anxiety and depression in issue 13, and of course I love seeing Garnet being the one to give practical advice without being condescending. The art as always was so lovely, with so many great scenes featuring characters we love.
" said.

" Two Steven graphic novels in a row (following Field Researching) that have done nothing for me. The stories haven't been interesting or exciting. The art hasn't done much for me either -- Steven hardly looks like Steven in the first chapter of this one. These were such a relaxing go-to for me for a year or so. I'm disappointed, and almost ready to stop. " said.

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