Jem and the Holograms #11

Jem and the Holograms #11

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Sophie Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Something is wrong with SYNERGY! As JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS first tour begins, something-or someone-called SILICA is after them... but who, or what, is she? Meanwhile, THE MISFITS need to replace their lead singer fast-and maybe even... permanently?!?

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jan 27, 2016

    Kelly Thompson really knows how to carry a story. Even though it jumps back and forth between the Misfits and the Holograms, it is mostly easy to follow. Also, I never have to worry about plot holes or anything like that, because the story flows from one issue to the next. All you have to do is go back and look if you aren't sure about something. If you want to feel some emotions but still get a great story, then I suggest a Kelly Thompson book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Jan 29, 2016

    Jem remains a solid choice if you're looking for a fun, engaging and beautiful comic. If you're at all interested in pop culture or great comic art or great comics you should be reading this book. If you haven't started reading it already, I'm not sure I know what's wrong with you. I started with a vague awareness of Jem and slowly but surely this creative team is making me a fan, as the book is one I really look forward to each month. I'm not sure I can give any stronger recommendation or praise than that. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Morag Lee Jan 27, 2016

    Story could flow better, but great characters and fabulous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Jan 27, 2016

    Jem and the Holograms #11 lays the groundwork for what is going to be an outrageous but also authentically emotional story arc. Building on the character development of "Showtime" and"Viral", "Dark Jem" promises delicious character reversals. I can't wait to see where Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 1, 2016

    Though Jem doesn't necessarily pack a big emotional punch, it will keep you reading on the strength of its charm and the skill of its team. Campbell's cover art promises some big changes for the Holograms that the issue doesn't deliver on, but Jem and the Holograms #11 is a fun read with some strong hooks for the arc it's introducing. The Jem and the Holograms team has set a high bar for themselves with their reimagining of a classic '80s cartoon, and with more emphasis on truly original storylines and characters on the way in coming issues, it will be interesting to see if they continue to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Feb 1, 2016

    Campbell's artwork, combined with Robado's coloring, simply pops from the page, bringing it all to life. I could spend hours just going through each panel taking in all the details, from patterns on clothing to the provocative tattoos. The overall look of each character also speaks volumes as to who they are and how they represent themselves. It's those details that make this series so much fun. Also, I genuinely appreciate the variety of shapes and sizes in which both women and men are depicted. It's great to have a subtle body-positive message done so naturally in a book. I'll be interested in seeing how this arc unfolds in the near future. My gut tells me as the bigger picture is revealed the more we readers will be excited by its direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jan 27, 2016

    The issue opens strong and closes strong, but theres not much holding it together. Next issue we finally get Blazes audition and the brilliant cover that goes along with it, so hopefully the momentum will pick up and these awkward interstitials will be left behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Jan 27, 2016

    Jem and the Holograms #11 marches on with the series' central ethos of aggressive beauty floating in a sea of dissonance while orbiting a tired old moral regarding the power of friendship. But Jem manages to be about the power of friendship without also being the most insultingly trite thing you've ever read. I can probably predict where the “Dark Jem” arc is going, but getting there will likely be a fun and charming ride. Read Full Review

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