IDW To Revive Jem And The Holograms This March
Although fans will still have to wait till October for the release of Universal Pictures’ Jem And The Holograms live action movie, they can check out IDWs newest addition to their popular Hasbro licensed books, with a new Jem and The Holograms ongoing series in March 2015. The series will be written by Kelly Thompson (Storykiller, The Girl Who Would Be King) and illustrated by Ross Campbell (Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with subscription covers by Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Kitty And Dino). Here is a description of the series…
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!
The series will also be offering exclusive “rainbow foil covers,” one for each of the Holograms, by Amy Mebberson (My Little Pony, Little Princesses), plus a cover featuring the whole band by Ross Campbell. The senior editor of the book, John Barber had this to say of the series…
Getting a Jem and the Holograms comic going was a top priority for me when I started at IDW. It took three years, but Kelly and Ross came in with a style and attitude that really got Jem. They understand Jem’s appeal—I can’t overstate the impact Jem has had on generations of fans and readers.
Although I am not the target that this book is aimed towards, nor am I familiar with this property at all, I’m sure that fans of the characters will be excited, and that there definitely is a market for it if IDW is going forward with producing comics with the rights, along with a movie on the way.