CBI Review – JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS #12
Jem and The Holograms #12
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Art: Sophie Campbell
Cover: Sophie Campbell, Jen Bartel (subscription variant)
My, oh my! The drama is alive and well in this issue. Seriously, things are getting all too real for both the Holograms and the Misfits, but I feel like things are just gonna keep spiraling. Some spiraling can be good. In this issue you can definitely tell who it’s not at all good for, but that’s the fun part, right?
Honestly, I don’t know what team to root for. The Misfits are all happy-go-lucky, and it’s great. On the other hand, we have the dark Jem and the Holograms, which is really cool to see. Everybody likes to see the good girls go bad once in a while. What could it hurt besides their reputation and possibly their career? The Misfits are on the rise, and good thing too. It’s great to see them trying to move forward, but trying not to leave behind their beloved leader. You guys must know that I hate seeing the brash characters feeling down. I also hate seeing the adorable, too good for this world characters sad. I really hope that Kelly Thompson stops playing with my emotions. I must say, it is an excellent way to keep people on board. Just tug at the heartstrings a little.
I can’t help but laugh at how the Holograms are not themselves anymore. Thanks Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell for the laugh. I really don’t know what to say other than I love the direction this is going. I would like to see something done with Rio, however. His character always seems out of place or irrelevant without Jerrica. He isn’t necessarily a bad character, but I could do without him.
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.