Ohhhhh maaaaaan, Fangirls. This issue is packed with adorable relationships, terrible singers, and the cutest swimsuits and I really can not handle it. So let’s just dive in.
Fangirls. This issue was more grim than I expected, even following Pizzazz’s car crash. And it focuses on Rio, the reporter and (possible) love interest for Jerrica. It turns out that Rio is the one who found Pizzazz at her crash site, and he’s at the hospital when Stormer gets there. It’s a rough issue not only because Pizzazz is in the hospital, but there’s some should bearing, and Rio’s job wants him to write things he’s not comfortable writing. But we’ll get to that.
Consider that mischief managed, Fangirls. Last issue I was worried that things were getting too crazy in the world of the Holograms, but that didn’t prepare me for reading this issue. The Misfits are at the Benton house for their Halloween party, and they’ve just missed the music video release. That instills some rage in dear Pizazz’s heart, so she makes a new plan; tail Jem until they can get some alone time.
Fangirls I have good news and bad news. Bad news is, our girl Kari who was working so hard on these wonderful recapathons has retired. She’s working hard at school and work, and needs more time to focus on that. But it’s great, because she is a hard worker, and can do anything she puts her mind to. But the good news, is that the Jem reviews aren’t going away! Starting right back up with issue 8, I’m ready to go.
Welcome to the first Jem Annual! Ah, I love landmarks like this. Really makes ya feel like things are really off and running, don’t they? Annuals are fun, because they typically give readers a glimpse into how other writers and artists interpret their favorite characters, and the first ever Jem Annual is no exception to that rule. We get four separate stories, one for each Hologram, and one wrap around story to pull it all together. The glue that binds it all together was written by Kelly Thompson, with art and colors by Amy Mebberson. It’s the classic ‘movie night’ scenario, and the Holograms can’t decide what to watch on their night off. In classic style, they all pass out and we get a different dream ‘movie’ from each of the characters.
Welcome to the latest installment of the Jem Recapathon!
Hello and welcome to the JatH Recapathon! Today I’m covering issues 2 and 3 in all their Technicolor glory. I really have to give a lot of credit to writer Kelly Thompson and artist Sophie Campbell for doing such a great job with Jem. As a big fan of the cartoon, I had my worries that it wouldn’t be done right, it would keep the barest trappings of the show and lose the stuff that made it fun and so appealing to me as a kid. They managed to capture the spirit of Jem in their story and fantastic art and update it in a way that both old and new audiences can appreciate. I’m sure there are some people out there who are huge fans of the original and going “NO NO NO! All wrong!” That’s fine, that’s their opinion and they’re entitled to think and feel about it however they want. For me personally, though, I am super ecstatic with the way this comic is turning out so far!
So here we go! Issue 2!