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Jem and The Holograms– new comic writer confirmed

Long live the 1980s!
Dulani Wilson 3rd December, 2014 Comics
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Jem and The Holograms. The Action Pixel. @TheActionPixelA recent press release out of the Jem and The Holograms camp recently confirmed she’s found a new writer in the form of Kelly Thompson, known for her superlative work on The Girl Who Would Be King. Which makes us that much happier to hear her take on this new role on Jem and The Holograms.

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“Jem and The Holograms” Animation ran from 1985 to 1988.


Some of you not familiar with the comic may know about Jem and The Holograms 80’s animation, with all that pop-y, bubblegum goodness. It followed the (mis)adventures of music company owner an pop icon singer Jerrica Benton aka Jem and her band the Holograms.

With Ross Campbell at the helm of the comic art, we suspect this duo will make lots of headway in the creative depart.

Jem and The Holograms. The Action Pixel. @TheActionPixelCheck some more info re: the press release:

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!

“As a kid I was a huge fan of the original 80’s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS cartoon and so the chance to breathe new life into it for a savvy modern audience, not to mention to work with Ross, an artist practically destined to draw this book, is really a dream come true,” said series writer, Kelly Thompson.

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 (My Little Pony, Pocket Princesses), 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!

Jem and The Holograms‘ new ongoing series is set for launch in March 2015.

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