The Crystal Gems are poised to become the breakout stars of Cartoon Network’s fall lineup, and with good reason. At a time when mainstream animation studios have been criticized for lack of diversity in their female character designs, it’s refreshing to see major female characters with unique, individual body types and facial expressions. The series premiere briskly introduces their powers and personalities when Steven asks them for help:  warrior-ballerina Pearl summons her staff through rigid training; rough and rowdy Amethyst can pull her whip out of her chest with no effort at all; and taciturn leader Garnet channels “the collective power of the universe” through her gem—no biggie.

—From my review of Steven Universe's premiere episodes on Women Write About Comics.

— 11 months ago with 39 notes
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