Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #3

by Nathan Koffler on February 07, 2018

Writers: Nicole Goux and Sam Maggs
Artists: Nicole Goux and Rachael Stott
Colorists: Rebecca Nalty and Marissa Louise
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Publisher: IDW

Once again, Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions delivers an entertaining issue with fantastic writers and artists that I would not have known about before. This series is great for the Jem characters because we are able to see them portrayed in so many different ways by the different teams of writers and artists every issue. One of the best things about this series for me is seeing the major contrast from the first story’s artwork to the second. Each is always so unique and different from the other that it creates an exciting and fresh comic book every month and this issue does that perfectly.

The first story in this issue, “Shooting Stars,” is both written and illustrated by Nicole Goux and colored by Rebecca Nalty. Her portrayal of all of the Jem characters, especially the young band Starlight Girls, shows so much heart in all of them. The Starlight Girls are both adorable and awesome and have so much ambition that it is impossible not to be rooting for them. Add on that the Holograms are also rooting for them and this makes a very heart-warming and fun story. I would really love to see Nicole Goux illustrate more Jem in the future because I am in love with her artwork in this story. Something about it is so fun and perfectly captures the Starlight Girls in particular.

The second story, “Haunted,” sets both the Holograms and the Misfits in a haunted house together for a paranormal television show. Rachael Stott, along with Marissa Louise, has the perfect art style for a story about Jem and Holograms and the Misfits in a haunted house. It is so elaborate and makes their hair colors and styles and their outfits have the importance they should in a Jem comic book. The story is also interesting because we get to see a member of the Holograms and a member of the Misfits team up together and split up. We see the dynamics of rivals who maybe aren’t too different from each other.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it in the reviews for the first two issues, but Sarah Gaydos, the group editor, always writes a page about the issue. These pages are consistently hilarious and perfectly sets you up for the issue you are about to read. She introduces the writers and artists which is always great because when I get to the first page of each story, I’m already excited to see something about their writing or artwork that Sarah Gaydos mentioned in the beginning.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is close to a perfect series so far and I really can only see it getting even stronger. I’m literally excited every month to see who is going to be a part of the team of the next issue and what they are going to bring to the table. This issue is another amazing issue by a group of talented people all around who worked together to deliver an amazing addition to the Jem comic book universe.

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