“Kids have stopped being kids in the time you’ve made them wait for queer representation… “We won’t metaphorize these things away.”–
Anthony Oliveira is a writer, film programmer, pop culture critic, and PhD living in Toronto.
He’s written comics for Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios’ Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy, and for Marvel “My Drag Brunch with Loki” in War of the Realms: War Scrolls.
He tweets @meakoopa and hosts the podcast The Devil’s Party, as he reads through Milton’s Paradise Lost and its demonic twists and turns.
- Steven Universe is a healing text
- In defense of sad gay narratives
- “Mike Pince” ??
- The relief of canon queerness
- Disco fries
- “Shakespeare would be writing for Netflix”
- The corporate politics of Shipping Wars ??
Fusion Frenzy art is by Ver.
Steven Universe Fusion Frenzy #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Anthony Oliveira, JY Yang, Steve Foxe, Amal El-Mohtar, Sarah Gailey
Artist: Ver, Xiao Tong Kong, Mollie Rose, Maurizia Rubino, Doki Rosi
Colorists: Jamie Loughran, Cristina Rose Chua
Letterers: Mike Fiorentino, DC Hopkins
Main Cover A: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Main Cover B: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Incentive Cover: Nathalie Fourdraine
It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe™ fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales!
BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network have revealed a first look at Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1, an oversized one-shot comic book special inspired by the world of the Cartoon Network Emmy Award-nominated series, Steven Universe. This jam-packed special contains stories about everyone’s favorite fusions, available in stores March 13, 2019.
An amazing array of writers and artists deliver these incredible stories that prove that humans and gems can face any challenge as long they’re together. Fans will get stories about Sugilite, Garnet, Opal, Smoky Quartz, and Stevonnie from Hugo Award-winning writer Sarah Gailey with artist Maurizia Rubino, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated writer JY Yang with artist Doki Rosi, writer Steve Foxe with artist Xiao Tong Kong and colorist Cristina Rose Chua, writer Nicole Andelfinger with artist Mollie Rose and colorist Jamie Loughran, and writer Anthony Oliveira with artist Ver.
Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1 features two main connecting covers by Nathalie Fourdraine, along with a variant cover by Abigail L. Dela Cruz.