Jem and the Holograms #12

Jem and the Holograms #12

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Sophie Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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10User Rating

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DARK JEM-PART 2! Something's making SYNERGY go haywire-and it spreads to JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS just as they gear up for their biggest challenge yet-touring with THE MISFITS! Meanwhile, THE MISFITS introduce their new lead singer... BLAZE! And just wait until PIZZAZZ finds out!

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Feb 24, 2016

    This. This right here is why this title has been celebrated as a best title for teens. Thompson and Campbell handle this scene with empathy and understanding. I was emotionally moved by the display of support Clash gives. First, she tells Blazethat she doesnt have to tell them. Second, she says if she does tell them, and they dont want her anymore, then theyre wankers and Clash and Blaze will burn all their Misfits albums and merch. Blaze feels obligated to tell the band, since theyre an all-girl band and tour spaces are pretty intimate. She shows both vulnerability in their potential responses but also confidence in who she is. She states that if they dont want her, shell understand, theyll be wrong, but shell understand. But the Misfits wave it off–Is that all? Whatever. They say their real concern is punctuality. Yes. A thousand times yes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Feb 24, 2016

    The Dark Jem arc is so far proving to be a great read and delivering on all that the higher concept promises. It's hard not to read this issue and dream of big hardcover, omnibuses to sit on your shelf and be well loved because this is a comic that deserves to be called a classic. If you're reading Jem already you'll love it; if you're not reading Jem, time to catch up, and if you have friends who like the idea of comics but aren't into superheroes, then be the best person you can be and pop a copy of this comic into their hands because I'm confident you'll create a lifetime reader. Team Jem have learned how to create great comics, hopefully we'll all get to enjoy them for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Feb 24, 2016

    Sophie Campbell's art is just as responsible for this dramatic change. The Holograms look as if they shop at Hot Topic. No offense to anyone who shops there, but I know I would be too chicken to wear some of the stuff in this book. All the black really clashes and blends with the colors the Holograms are known for. It is so fun to look at all the different bodies and faces of characters. I love when an artist has no problem changing up features. It may sound like nothing, but if you look close enough at some artists, you can see it. Campbell's work is always good work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Feb 24, 2016

    Issue twelve delivers a very satisfying amount of story in a single issue. And next issue seems to promise a focus on how Pizzazz is dealing with abandonment, obsolescence and her possibly career-ending injury. Should be fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 24, 2016

    A year's worth of "Jem and the Holograms" later, this series still hits all of the right notes thanks to Thompson and Campbell. The only thing that's constant here is strong storytelling, and that's exactly what brings me back month after month. "Jem and the Holograms" #12 is another hit single. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Morag Lee Feb 24, 2016

    It's a good comic series overall, but not a lot really happens in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Feb 24, 2016

    The lack of care evident in the dialogue spoils what could have otherwise been a significant breakthrough for the depiction of trans issues in comics for an all ages audience. Its been done in the past, most recently and notably in Lumberjanes, which has confronted both Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist rhetoric using mermaids and the frustrations of gender dysphoria in a heart to heart between Jo, a trans girl member of the group, and a scouting lad who could be experiencing the same dysphoria that she did at his age. What we see here instead is, sadly, just more of the same old failures. Read Full Review

  • 10
    RedDiamondDame Feb 29, 2016

    Diverse and truthful, even if that truth is something we don't like to admit: we find acceptance of ourselves in others when it shouldn't matter.

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