10.14.2015

Book Review: Jem and the Holograms: Showtime

Jem and the Holograms: Showtime

by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell
Notes: ARC received in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.
Release Date: October 29, 2015
Graphic Novel, Young Adult
Print (152 pages, IDW)
Meet Jerrica Benton - a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become... JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in Jem and the Holograms: Showtime!

Outrageously good! (5 stars)

Since the live action movie had to go and drop a number two on one of my favorite IPs from my childhood I've been hoping someone else would do something good with it. And this, my dears, is it! A lot of the time I find that with comics I either dig the art or the story, and not often both on equal with one another. This is absolutely phenomenal on both. I love love love it! Even though I got to read it as a digital galley I'm going to pick it up in trade and add it to my preorder list.

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!



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