Exclusive: These Are The Misfits, Their Songs Are Better
There is no one, no one on the face of this planet, who is more excited about Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell‘s upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic than we are here at ComicsAlliance. But as much as we love the good guys, we have to admit that our heart belongs to the Misfits. I mean, their songs are better — it says so right in the theme to the cartoon!
That’s why we’re proud to reveal a set of exclusive character profiles for the Holograms’ ruthless antagonists, featuring Campbell’s character designs for the new series. Check ’em out below!
It probably shouldn’t be too surprising that the new designs are so different from the ones that Campbell did for fun back in 2011, but it’s nice to see that they’re all updated takes on the characters’ default looks from the cartoon, but with more diversity in race and body type.
As for what we know about the characters, well, the outfits aren’t the only thing that are being carried over from the cartoon. Pizzazz is still a spoiled rich girl slumming it as a punk (or at least the truly outrageous glam equivalent of a punk); Jetta still lies about her connections to the Royal Family; and Stormer is still the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who acts as the true creative force of the band.
The best bit, though, at least for me, is that Thompson and Campbell’s version of Roxy is illiterate, a fact that was originally revealed in a Very Special Episode called “The Roxy Rumble,” in which Roxy won the lottery and spent the money putting on a massive street carnival with her old gang, only to lose it all because she was unable to read the contracts for stuff like t-shirt giveaways and corndog sales. It is truly a ComicsAlliance favorite.
Whether or not the Misfits are still evil enough to try to murder Kimber with a volcano (“Hot Time In Hawaii,” it’s amazing) remains to be seen, but we can all find out when Jem and the Holograms #1 is released on March 25.