Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral

Jem and the Holograms Volume Viral Author Kelly Thompson Emma Vieceli Corin Howell Amy Mebberson Maria Victoria Robado is Book KELLY THOMPSON has a degree in Sequen

Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral Author Kelly Thompson Emma Vieceli Corin Howell Amy Mebberson Maria Victoria Robado is Book KELLY THOMPSON has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art Design Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager Currently living in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend and the two brilliant cats that run their lives, you can find Kelly all over the Internet where she is generally well liked, except where she s detested.Kelly has published two novels THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING 2012 and STORYKILLER 2014 and the graphic novel HEART IN A BOX from Dark Horse Comics 2015 She s currently writing ROGUE GAMBIT, HAWKEYE, and PHASMA for Marvel Comics and GHOSTBUSTERS for IDW Other major credits include A Force, Captain Marvel The Carol Corps, Jem and The Holograms, Misfits, Power Rangers Pink, and the creator owned mini series Mega Princess.Kelly s ambitions are eclipsed only by her desire to exist entirely in pajamas Fortunately pajamas and writers go hand in hand most of the time Please buy all her stuff so that she can buy and wear pajamas.. Jerrica and her sisters face their biggest threat yet success Meanwhile, the Misfits aren t taking these upstarts lying down as they find themselves under new management Plus, go behind the scenes and see THE HOLOGRAMS and THE MISFITS from a whole new perspective that of music columnist Rio Pacheco Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Emma Vieceli, Corin Howell anJerrica and her sisters face their biggest threat yet success Meanwhile, the Misfits aren t taking these upstarts lying down as they find themselves under new management Plus, go behind the scenes and see THE HOLOGRAMS and THE MISFITS from a whole new perspective that of music columnist Rio Pacheco Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Emma Vieceli, Corin Howell and Amy Mebberson with colors by M Victoria Robado.Collects issues 7 10, the Outrageous Annual 2015, and the 2015 Holiday Special.. Bestseller Book Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral And I am back to continuing my nostalgic journey with Jem and the Holograms second volume that was not up to bar compared to the first volume, but is still a strong girl powerish graphic beauty that I would highly recommend to its target audience, even when I as an adult was not in complete awe with.Viral is a decent volume that collects issues 7 through 10, and has few specials included such as Holiday issue, which makes it a solid 6 issue read. It is worth the money in amounts, but not necessarily in quality.Thompson keeps the girly fluff alive with art that is high on beauty, positiveness and colorfulness. It feels dense and vivid in a good way, the way you want to cherish it, and most definitely want to look at it, not to mention every young girl wanting to have it on their shelves. It is such a decorative bliss.But what Thompson does differently with second volume, is to use multiple artists that highlights the quality changes of each issue. With some graphics it does work and make wonders, but with Jem it was not a successful experimental approach, and I personally feel that the tenth issue in particularly was such a miss that it is almost a shame to be included in this collection.What I do think Jem does fantastically is to offer diversity. Each girl has various different physical features as well as personality traits that gives most something to identify with, which I think is extremely important when talking about a bit younger audience.The glitter, the pink, the fluff has gotten more serious tones as many of the stories deal with issues that may be benefiting and helpful among tweens and teens such as accepting yourself the way you are, forgiveness, relationships, perfectionism, friendship, ambition, loss of a parent, and safe driving.I could go on and on with the list, but what I really need to tell is that everything is tackled through with different perspectives and points of view, through positive and negative, just as it should.I did not find Viral to be as captivating collection, I did not care for the first issue, and the art in tenth issue was shockingly bad, special issues felt more fillers than interesting additions. BUT if I would have been a younger person, this would most likely have been the absolute dope.So yes, it is more me than it is Jem, and Jem is what should be found on the nightstands of every girl.

About Author

  1. KELLY THOMPSON has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art Design Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager Currently living in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend and the two brilliant cats that run their lives, you can find Kelly all over the Internet where she is generally well liked, except where she s detested.Kelly has published two novels THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING 2012 and STORYKILLER 2014 and the graphic novel HEART IN A BOX from Dark Horse Comics 2015 She s currently writing ROGUE GAMBIT, HAWKEYE, and PHASMA for Marvel Comics and GHOSTBUSTERS for IDW Other major credits include A Force, Captain Marvel The Carol Corps, Jem and The Holograms, Misfits, Power Rangers Pink, and the creator owned mini series Mega Princess.Kelly s ambitions are eclipsed only by her desire to exist entirely in pajamas Fortunately pajamas and writers go hand in hand most of the time Please buy all her stuff so that she can buy and wear pajamas.

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Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral Comment

  1. And I am back to continuing my nostalgic journey with Jem and the Holograms second volume that was not up to bar compared to the first volume, but is still a strong girl powerish graphic beauty that I would highly recommend to its target audience, even when I as an adult was not in complete awe with.Viral is a decent volume that collects issues 7 through 10, and has few specials included such as Holiday issue, which makes it a solid 6 issue read It is worth the money in amounts, but not necessar [...]



  2. Read as single issues I love this series It s just so bright and fun It s still everything I could have hoped for in a new Jem comic.Re read 9 21 2016



  3. This series continues to be a chipper, brighter alternative to current, mainstream publications What it lacks in depth and development, it makes up for in positivity and inclusiveness.Just like in the 80 s, I m finding myself drawn to the plight of the Misfits than the Holograms however I find that the dynamic between the Holograms is ripe with humour, especially with Kimber and Aja.The biggest stumble in this volume was with the artwork in issue 10, which seemed completely off model with ever [...]



  4. The second collected edition is a bit of a mish mash, the main story doesn t advance that much but it s still a lot fun and builds up to things that look interesting , and the Christmas story was very cute The annual material was okay in places but it was my least favourite part.This comic series is GREAT in general though And ohmigosh I love Kimber 3


  5. I read this in the individual issues Outrageous Annual Holiday Special, and the only issue I didn t give 5 stars to was 10 Jem and the Holograms 2015 10 The artwork in 10 didn t have the same feeling to it as the others Even though the artists have varied in other issues you can still see the familiar aspects to each character and they still look like themselves Like Aja and Rio s Asian features are gone, as one example The writing doesn t have the same feel to it either and comes off a little t [...]


  6. This was such a fun read I especially enjoyed the muppet babies and karate kid references I love that there are fuller figure characters and gay characters I love the colors and illustrations There is one issue where the art is really bad but thank goodness the art goes back to normal in the following issue.


  7. Goddamit, this series is so ridiculous and so good Patchy art and a meaningless what if issue, but the rest hits ALL MY FEELS Better storylines than the first volume, especially now that Thompson is moving away from simply adapting old episodes okay, unless she still is, bc honestly past the first few eps I wouldn t know I try to act like I m cool, but I m not that cool.




  8. Finally I finally got to read it And, yes, I loved it, though maybe not quite as much as the first trade It still manages to be a powerhouse of strong women, great body image, and style that I want to steal, shallow as that sounds.I ll do my best to review without giving too much away.Now that Jem and the Holograms have gained some fame, Jerrica is stuck with all of the management work while the rest of her band mates get to have lives Jerrica pours over her e mails for most of this book At one [...]


  9. SPOILERS I love this comic series so much My inner child is singing, but only Misfits lyrics because Jem songs still kinda stink So many characters I remember from the cartoon are stepping into this new plot We ve got Eric now, and Techrat, and I love the new take on Eric He didn t discover the Misfits, he was brought in to help rein them in I love how they get to business with him basically saying, You know, you signed a terrible contract This is what you get for signing before had a manager to [...]


  10. I bought this volume a month or so ago but just got around to reading it because I was a little disappointed to see that Sophie Campbell didn t draw it I love her art style But the writing is still on point and there is still a lot to love about the artwork in this book Story wise, I love the introduction of Eric Raymond and Techrat especially Techrat and I m looking forward to seeing the character development of Pizzazz, which this book started to really touch upon I m also thrilled and amused [...]


  11. When I initially started reading Jem, the draw for me was nostalgia and the super appealing artwork of Sophie Campbell This second TPB of the series is sorely missing Campbell s work I was disappointed, not that I don t like the artists that have taken over, I just don t find the art as appealing as it was in Showtime That being said, thank God Kelly Thompson is still at the writing helm on this series, because while in this volume I find the art lacking, the writing is top notch A good story ca [...]


  12. 4 starsBuy itFirst there was some dreams of three of the girls Jerrica s was a bit predictable but otherwise good Aja,s was fun and Shana s was a spoof of starwars which was funny Finally Kimber s dream was a spoof of the 80s Muppet Babies tv show It was sweet but a bit too much so The rest of the volume continues with the Misfits out to get Jem and the holograms They are working hard to get back at them In story 3 or 4 Jem and the Holograms have a party and the misfits are undercover to take th [...]


  13. I really like this series I love it aesthetically the colors, the clothes, the hairstyles I also appreciated the queer relationship that just exists it s not an issue I think the main reason I like this series so much is that it features strong female lead characters In fact, most of the characters are young women and they re all badasses I really liked the new Batgirl comics for the same reason I can t overstate how important it is to me as a comics reader to see characters that reflect the kin [...]


  14. This volume was weaker than the last, but, from what I ve seen of the next arc, leads into some amazingly cool sci fi stuff It has a little bit of middle book syndrome where too many plot threads are going at once and none of them resolve It s point B rest stop on the way to point C But, the moment when view spoiler the hacker guy says that Synergy hide spoiler is broken and her eyes go black gave me shivers I have the singles for the next arc and I ll probably read them right now.


  15. The whole suffered a bit from having so many different guest artists and filler stories from the Jem annual While they were cute, they made the volume a bit all over the place I m still into the plot, which did progress a lot, the character interactions continue to be great, and I found some of the artists quite enjoyable Very much looking forward to Sophie Campbell being back on the job in the next volume, though


  16. I was really saddened by how quickly this comic became repetitive and boring The first volume was great, even without having grown up with the cartoon show This one was pretty and I love seeing all the cute flirty scenes featuring such an array of diverse queer femmes, but the script writing was really bad.


  17. Another excellent outing from the Jem and the Holograms comic I am seriously surprised this has yet to be optioned off as a TV Series, cartoon or live action THIS is what the movie should have been based on The characters are compelling, the storylines good I cannot wait for the next volume, which I assume will cover the Dark Jem storyline.


  18. At first I didn t love it as much as Volume 1, mainly because of the boring, contrived dream sequences at the beginning, but it turned it around and managed to keep up the fun pop culture references and maintain the sweet, funny, heartwarming vibe of the first one.


  19. This volume was a little slow, but I still enjoyed it a lot I appreciated the insight on the Misfits and how they work as a team despite all of the attitude and snark Basically, I continue to weep at the perfection.


  20. While they lost the amazing Sophie in the art, I still quite liked this series It tries very hard to be than just about music and glamour and about girls and people, and for that, I ll always keep reading it.


  21. I love all of the characters in Jem the holograms especially Pizzazz, Kimber, and Stormer The colours and outfits for each of the girls is beautiful I die everytime It s just a very cute series in general


  22. I love these Jem graphic novels so much The bright colors, the fashions, the stories, the characters, I love it all Whenever I read another issue, I immediately want to get lost in their world and live there forever Such an adorable and awesome read I can t wait for the next one





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