Jem and the Holograms Get Comics that are Truly Outrageous!
IDW Publishing is bringing more Hasbro goodness to comics. Up next is Jem and the Holograms! Starting in March 2015, Jem and company will star in their first ongoing series! The creative team bringing this world full of fashion, art, action, and style to life is writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell, with subscription covers by Sara Richard.
It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!
Don’t miss the chance to get the five stunning rainbow foil covers that will be available for Issue One—one for each Hologram by artist Amy Mebberson, plus the whole band by series artist Ross Campbell—in a deluxe rainbow foil and hologram collectible box. A second box set for Issue two will feature another set of four covers by Mebberson and a group shot by Campbell—this time starring Jem’s greatest nemeses, The Misfits!
The beloved animated show Jem and the Holograms debuted on television in 1985, alongside a very successful toyline by Hasbro. The show was geared towards young females but was unlike any “girls show” before as it featured a strong female lead and mixed elements of science fiction, adventure, and romance.
Hasbro announced earlier this year that a live-action, motion-picture adaptation of Jem and the Holograms from Universal Pictures starring Aubrey Peeples and directed by Jon M. Chu is slated for release October 2015.