Kimber from jem and the holograms
Jem and the Holograms #6 by Kelly ThompsonThis is my review for the whole Showtime plot arc (#1-6), since with the next issue theyre going on to a different arc.
I was born in the late 80s, and as such have no recollection of watching the original animated Jem series. I mightve seen some repeats in the 90s, but if so I dont recall them like I do other shows (Starla and the Jewel Riders, Mummies Alive, Beast Wars etc), and most of what I know about it is from popcultural osmosis and seeing things online. Which was how I discovered that they were bringing out a new comic series, since people I follow on Tumblr were talking about it. It interested me, and I decided to try it. In the process I found a lovely little local independent comic shop which I now keep buying from - so Jem is also responsible for me reading more graphic novels (also for me having less money).
Long story short, I fell in love with the comic. The art and colours are 80s inspired candy-bright and funky with much-welcome diversity of race and body types (at least to a greater degree than usual). The costumes in particular are a delight. Again this is why I am pleased I went for separate issues over a paperback, I adore the cover artwork for the standard issues.
The plot is character driven and engaging with naturalistic dialogue and behaviour. So far, Kimber is my favourite, and I am loving her budding relationship with Stormer (who is also adorable - its particularly refreshing for me as a big girl to see a fuller-figured lady looking gorgeous, being successful and seen as attractive by others. If only there had been more of this when I was younger). I did find it a little hard to believe that upon finding your dead fathers secret tech bunker and super-intelligent holographic AI, your prevailing thought would be Oh cool, I can use this for my band rather than trying to find out how and why the hell he actually created it. However I do realise that Synergy is essentially a deux ex machina to explain the how of Jem as a persona for Jerrica (as well as how the Holograms can have improbable stage hair and costumes). This is pretty much the reason why I didnt give it 5 stars. That and that the issues are just too damn short to be satisfying, like all comics I enjoy.
So yes, once I got past the first issue I was enjoying it so much I was actually impatient to get home from work so I could read more. I dare say I might become antsy waiting for new issues now that Ive caught up with my backlog, though the next arc has a different artist which I am a little bit disappointed by (I shall try them though, and await Sophie Campbells return on #11).
Stefanie Scott: Kimber
Lyricist, keyboardist and backup vocalist for The Holograms. Starlight Music co-owner Starlight Foundation. Florence Warner . Kimber Benton is one of the main protagonists in the Jem animated series. She is Jerrica 's younger sister and co-owns Starlight Music along with her. She is the keyboardist and main songwriter for Jem and The Holograms.
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Selfies, self-fashioning, and herself: reality stars and the act of being seen.
Yesterday brought news that G. I Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. This caused many nostalgia synapses to fire, but even those among us who fondly remember Jem could probably use a refresher course on the pink-haired rock icon. Who is Jem? Is she truly outrageous? Truly, truly, truly outrageous. How does she switch between Jem and Jerrica?
Jem and the Holograms is a American musical fantasy drama film loosely based on the toy line and s animated television series Jem. Singer Jerrica Benton becomes an Internet sensation after her sister , Kimber, puts a video on YouTube of her singing. Together with their friends Aja Leith and Shana Elmsford, they embark on a quest to become music superstars. While Jem and the Holograms may strike a chord with its target preteen audience, it certainly doesn't accomplish that with memorable music. Similarities between the live-action and animated "Jem" pretty much begin and end with character names …. Written by Ryan Landels and directed by Jon M. Wikipedia has an article about: Jem and the Holograms film.
If you watched the cartoon, you already know the setup. The excitable Kimber, the youngest sister, at eighteen, badly wants to be a star; Aja, the guitarist and bassist, can fix any machine; Shana, the drummer, might prefer another career. Fortunately, their father also left them a secret supercomputer named Synergy, which is able to converse in English and to project holograms hence the title. Synergy lets Jerrica take the stage as the pink-coiffed, sparkly-leotard-wearing, charismatic lead singer Jem. If you watch clips of the show, you will see big hair, big shoulders, and the robotic faces common to nineteen-eighties Saturday-morning cartoons. Its characters have to care: they are, and want to be, performing artists. Some are more femme than others; none look butch.