If you've been keeping an eye on IDW's Twitter account, you've probably seen the teaser images released in advance of today's release of Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge's Jem and the Misfits. The title is set to give the Holograms' eternal rivals a stage of their own, and each of the teaser images has revealed a single member of the cast, along with a full profile of each character.
But now, with the book hitting shelves and the Misfits ready to make some mischief and take their places as the Queens of Rock 'n' Roll, we're pleased to present the full image by St-Onge, along with some commentary on the series and its direction from Thompson.
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.
I think we can all agree that the announcement of a new Jem and the Holograms series by Kelly Thompson and Ross Campbell is the single most important comic book news of 2014/ever, but until now, we've only really had half of the equation. Sure, the book and the creative team were announced, but we only got to see the new designs for Jerrica Benton and her sisters. The Misfits, the rival group that bears no relation to the real-life Glenn Danzig/Jerry Only band of the same name, had yet to take the spotlight.
Now, though, Roxy, Pizzazz, Stormer and Jetta have been revealed in all their punk rock glory, ready to both make better songs and also commit seriously egregious felonies in the name of rock supremacy.
Last week, Hasbro announced that a movie based on Jem, the classic 1980s animated series about the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame of a rock star with a secret identity, was in development, helmed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. Since this is literally the most important thing that has ever happened, CA Senior Writer Chris Sims cleared his schedule to allow for that most fun pastime for writers on the internet: Rampant speculation about what we would do if we were in charge of bringing Jem and the Holograms to the big screen. Here's what he thinks a truly, truly, truly outrageous (whoa-oh-oh-oh) Jem movie should be.
Thanks to reruns on the Hub and a new DVD box set from Shout Factory, Jem and the Hologramshas been experiencing a bit of a renaissance lately -- especially here at ComicsAlliance. I've become hooked on the show, and as someone who recently finished watching every episode of the show, let me tell you: It is completely insane.
It may even be the craziest of the toy tie-in cartoons of the '80s, and considering it's up against the saga of space robots that can turn into trucks and a show about the greatest soldiers in the world fighting against an arms dealer with a Cthulhu monster in his basement, that's saying something. It might be a bold statement, but it's one I intend to prove with a rundown of The 10 Most Truly, Outrageously Insane Episodes of Jem!#
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