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Jem and the Holograms Volume 1: Showtime (Jem and the Holograms Tp) Paperback – October 27, 2015
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About the Author
Kelly Thompson has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah Collegeof Art & Design and writes comic books and novels for a living. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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for starters, there's a legit reason for jerrica not to tell rio about being jem.
i also will join the stormer/kimber ship and like how they look and act human
but i do have a few gripes
for starters why didn't they use the original songs? that way i can just look them up and play them while i read
and what's with how they never address jetta by name
The paper was also too white and bright; it made the art look flat.
Jerrica Benton is a shy young woman hoping to for her band with her sisters(two of which are adopted)to make it big. They discover that their father secretly invented an AI program named Synergy that can create realistic holograms, which Jerrica uses to get over her stage fright by creating the secret identity of "Jem"(who is oddly supposed to be nearly an entire foot taller than Jerrica!), and calling their band The Holograms. They try entering a battle of the bands to get a record contract, which has them crosses paths with their soon to be rivals, The Misfits. Things get a little steamy when Jerrica's sister Kimber starts dating the Misfits' Stormer, plus a lot having to keep Synergy's existence a secret. This becomes even more hectic for Jerrica as she carries on a relationship with Rio, a rock magazine reporter, who in this version of the story isn't all that in love with her Jem persona. The Misfits' lead singer Pizazz has an auto accident, leaving her voice damaged, so her band needs to get a replacement singer for their joint tour with The Holograms, namely their friend Clash's transgender cousin, Blaze. But Synergy gets a glitch around this time, which forms a split personality called Silica that separates herself from Synergy, and uses her hypnotic powers similar to Sharon Apple in Macross Plus. It's up to a team effort of both The Holograms and Misfits to save the world.
This comic is shaping out to be really eclectic with its character designs. Aside from being one of the most LGBT-friendly American comics of all time, there's also some serious creativity given to body-types, ranging from your non-standard heights and weights for high profile females. Still no sign of the 5th Hologram, Maya, but so far the comic is keeping the spirit of the original TV series, the upshot with The Misfits being a bunch of psychotic saboteurs who tried to actually kill The Holograms in every other episode! Plus, Pizazz has the best cat and pajamas!
If you're an adult who grew up with Jem and the Holograms and you love Rat Queens or Batgirl for their great balance of art and story you will love it. Not of the generation that grew up with Jem? If you love feminist themes, body and racial inclusivity, and gorgeous pages I definitely recommend picking it up!
Notes: ARC received in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.
This comic isn't for everyone but then again very few things are. This is a very poppy, energetic, fun comic that is chop full of cute romance and great colors. The whole creative team here has made a really great comic and it's one I think is worth at least giving a shot. I'd say it's not for people who's favorite comic books are gritty but if you like some fluff in your life this is a must buy.
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