Jem and the Holograms #7

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Emma Vieceli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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VIRAL PART 1! Jerrica and her sisters face their biggest threat yet-success! Meanwhile, the Misfits aren't taking these upstarts laying down... as they find themselves under new management...

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Sep 15, 2015

    Jem continues to be a fun, all-ages friendly musical romp and one of IDW's strongest showings these days. Vieceli's ability to maintain Campbell and Thompson's designs and aesthetic is a positive sign for her three-issue guest arc, through #9. As with any licensed property, Thompson and the Jem team's greatest struggle is maintaining the spirit of the original without seeming to simply reuse cycle whole plots and dialogue verbatim. The introduction of one of the show's most recognizable names, Eric Raymond, is a big step, but the strength Jem and the Holograms #7 bodes well for the team's ability to walk the fine line between truly refreshing a property for a new audience, and simply recycling old tales with a new look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 21, 2015

    "Jem and the Holograms" #7 is another strong issue in a fun series that could have so easily been tossed off as just another tie-in comic. Vieceli's a good choice as a second artist for the series, and based on this issue I'd certainly love to see her being the regular backup. Thompson and Vieceli bring the fun in a series that should appeal not only to past fans of "Jem and the Holograms" but even readers who come to the series cold. Once again, good work by all involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Sep 15, 2015

    There is a slight decline in the art in Jem and the Holograms #7, but the issue isn't a complete wash as writer Kelly Thompson and artist Emma Viecelli gives Shana and Aja some much needed time in the spotlight and crafts a compelling villain for the second arc of this fun comics series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Sep 19, 2015

    Both in visual aesthetic and narrative, "Viral!" isn't as strong as any of the preceding six issues of Jem. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Sep 17, 2015

    It's easy to sit here and say that this story needs to slow down some. It's considerably easier than–say–writing a comic. The stress-level in this bubblegum comic is running a little high, though, and it would just be a nice relief for a few of dramas to either get put on the backburner or get resolved. I'm brushing my hair. I brush into a huge knot. I love all of my hair, but I'm starting to feel like I'm pulling it all out trying to keep up with Jem and the Holograms. Read Full Review

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