Meet The Misfits In Issue #2 Of ‘Jem And The Holograms’ – Comic Review

They are the Misfits and they think their songs are better..and they’re gonna get her!

In issue 2 of Jem and the Holograms we’re introduced right away to Pizzazz, Jetta, Stormer and Roxy who are The Misfits. They’re prepping for their ‘The Misfits vs.’ contest and right off the bat are well aware that they are the best of the best. They don’t think anyone can top them until they see a video of Jem and the Holograms performing. There currently is no insane plot to try to stop them (yet) as it just seems that Pizzazz is just upset that they might actually have some competition.

In this issue we’re also finally introduced to the hottie boombalottie that is Rio Pacheco. If you’ve seen the show, then you know that Rio is manager of Jem and the love interest of Jerrica/Jem but he’s mostly in love with Jem as he feels that Jerrica is too busy for him. He doesn’t know that she’s the same person…yet. In the comics, however, it seems as though he’s a reporter and just reports on music. He seems to be floating between the Misfits and the Holograms and will (possibly?) be friends to both bands.

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I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like about this issue. From meeting The Misfits, to seeing that there is POSSIBLY a same sex relationship forming and the introduction of the Jerrica/Rio relationship that is going to HOPEFULLY form..AH!

I live for Jem and the Holograms and this comic is essentially an extension of the universe that no only does a proper retelling but give us something new. As I always say, its so refreshing to see the various body types and races in comics and this is no different. Even The Misfits has a chubby girl AND an African American member. As someone who is both, it pleases me to no end.

We also got to see how The Misfits look and style is drastically different from Jem and the Holograms and it’s just so amazing that with a few adjustments to looks and you’ve got a completely different band that gives off a completely different vibe.

I HIGHLY suggest you get this comic if you’ve not read it. It’s only two issues in and they’ve also got some pretty amazing variant covers!


Jem and the Holograms #2
Published by IDW
Written by Kelly Thompson
Illustrated by Sophie Campbell
Colors by M. Victoria Robado
Letters by Shawn Lee
Cover by Sophie Campbell 


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