However, this issue, while having great fun with the romantic pairings and the Misfits'“mucking” antics, also has a dark side. Jerrica is dressed up as Black Swan. This is perhaps the most important costume of the issue. First, it reinforces the anxiety Jerrica feels about being two people and losing sight of who Jerrica is when all around her people clamor for Jem. Thompson presented this same anxiety in a different pop culture homage in the Jem Annual's Teen Wolf dream. The Black Swan costume carries more horror than Teenwolf's comedy. That gothic horror foreshadowsthe dark twists of the ending: Pizzazz's accident and Techrat's discovery in the pool house. It ultimately points an arrow straight at the next story arc: “Dark Jem”. Read Full Review
"Jem and the Holograms" #9 is charming and fun, and with a great cliffhanger or two to round out the issue -- one literally involving a cliff! -- you want to come back for more to see what happens next. That's exactly how an ongoing series should handle itself. Nicely done. Read Full Review
The issue ends with Pizzazz getting distracted by the angry voicemail Jetta leaves and getting into a massive car crash, which, sadly, sums up the whole thing. There's a lot of great plot ideas being seeded into the last couple issues like the prospect of the Holograms opening for The Misfits on their west coast tour -which is now in jeopardy after Pizzazz's crash- or the upcoming corruption of Synergy with Sophie Campbell's return, but in the meantime it just feels dull and aimless. Read Full Review
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