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Jem and The Holograms 1: 07/07/16

Jem and The Holograms 1 by Kelly Thompson

Jem (aka Jem and the Holograms) was a cartoon that ran from 1985-1988. In San Diego it was an after school, UHF type cartoon, airing on KUSI channel 51/9. Although, I as a teenage girl, was the target audience and I did watch every single episode, it was my brother (who was five when it premiered) who was the diehard fan.

After creating a booklr tumblr, I started noticing a huge fandom for the show and it was through them that I came to appreciate the cartoon. It was also through Tumblr that I learned of the new comic book series, updated for the present day. I had to read it! Apparently so did everyone else in Castro Valley and Fairview as there was a six month (I kid you not!) hold list on the first volume.

I decided to stick it out and read the library copy and if I liked it, I would purchase the remaining books as they came out. Turns out I didn't just like volume 1, I LOVED it. It's been updated for the present day with current (albeit recognizably with Jem and Misfits outlandish colors).

Jem and the Holograms have to be stopped

This first volume introduces all the key players and explains how Jem came to be Jerrica's alter ego and how the Holograms end up being the rivals of the Misfits. There are subplots, romance, and mayhem.

I'm eager to jump into volume 2 and 3.

Five stars

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