Jem and the Holograms #5

Jem and the Holograms #5

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Sophie Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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A disaster at the HOLOGRAMS' first live show nearly ends JEM's music career before it starts! Now KIMBER learns who's behind the dangerous "accident"... and she's out for revenge.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jul 30, 2015

    Whats ultimately so great about Jem and the Holograms though, is that its an adventure beyond the standard realm of comics. So much of the experience of comic books comes from the mind of guys and is focused thoroughly onto our world of experiences and ideas that its supremely refreshing to see a book grounded in something so different from all that. Reading Jem and the Holograms lets you experience something new and fun and different and beyond yourself. Its a comic that takes you out of your comfort zone but not by being dark and disturbing, just by coming from somewhere so different from what were used to. Check it out and have a new experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jul 29, 2015

    Thompson's cohesive and compelling writing is strong on its own, but paired with Sophie Campbell's artwork and Victoria Robado's excellent colors, Jem is elevated from a silly revival for nostalgic adults to something even new readers can appreciate. A television adaptation would fit in perfectly on ABC Family (imagine a Misfits appearance in the last episodes of Pretty Little Liars) or Cartoon Network (to the delight of Steven Universe's team, given their homage to the Jem character Danse earlier this year). The first arc of Jem is shaping up to end with a bang in next month's issue, making this a perfect time for new readers to get on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 28, 2015

    Some might see it as a huge challenge to create fictional material which is designed to be approachable to all ages. Part of the problem is that the stories have to be relevant enough for the adult market but also fun enough for a younger audience. Such is the challenge facing Jem and the Holograms, and while at times it veers off into a territory which is perhaps a bit too sedate, it gets back those moments by throwing in the unexpected. Such is the case here, as the suggested food fight from the cover gets underway towards the end of the issue, although the issue itself was a bit slower paced than previous issues. Nonetheless the series maintains the same level of approachable fun which has let it makes its mark thus far, and presumably which will keep it going for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Aug 3, 2015

    "Jem and The Holograms" #5 is a well crafted and extremely fun comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Desiree Rodriguez Aug 3, 2015

    Overall, it's a solid issue, of a solid comic, with bright, bold artwork that makes it well worth the buy. Next issue is the last issue of this particular arc, as Jem and the Holograms finally face The Misfits head on in what is sure to be a colorful climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Jul 30, 2015

    Campbell's art does feel rushed in spots over the course of the issue, but the climactic clash between the Holograms and the Misfits shows off the best of her bright, dynamic abilities. There's something funny, too, about all that vitriol and all that poison between the bands erupting in something so frivolous as a food fight. Beyond being amusing, it brings the comic back to being fun, where it could go really dramatic really fast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Aug 2, 2015

    That might sound cheesy, the but the fact is that comic books appropriate for children and also enjoyable for adults is in short supply. Jem and The Holograms is helping to change that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 3, 2015

    Do you know what's truly, truly outrageous? There are people who still haven't picked up "Jem and the Holograms" to try for themselves. This comic is just fun from start to finish, full stop. Thompson and Campbell should be proud of this new 21st century take on "Jem and the Holograms" because it's sharp, smart and grabs your attention from start to finish. Five tracks in, and it's still a winner. Read Full Review

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