The Holograms have a decision to make: do they disconnect Synergy and save the world, or let her keep infecting fans and save their band? No matter what they decide, the women need to reconnect with their significant others and make good for what they did under Silica’s control.

Jem and the Holograms is inarguably that perfect song.

Long past its freshman issues and screeching past any glimmer of sophomore slump, Jem has fast become one of the strongest, most engaging titles on the market – and a testament to the creative collaboration of Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell, and M. Victoria Robado.

The original television series, while unquestionably fun and close to my heart, featured very little nuance about who the good and bad guys were, and barely took the time to distinguish the Holograms from one another, outside of Jem and Jerrica.

The issue as a whole is beautifully paced, with the arrival of the Sickness taking the pages into darker and more tragically beautiful territory.

We may be facing a genuine villain by the end of Jem and the Holograms #14, but if Thompson and Campbell have shown us anything, it’s that t are no two-dimensional characters in this world.

Jem and the Holograms