Review: ‘Jem’ #16: The Misfit Holograms VS. Silica

DARK JEM PART — concludes! PIZZAZZ rejoins THE MISFITS in time to confront looming threat of Silica. But it will take everyone working together — and performing together — in one SUPER SHOW to stop Silica and The Sickness’s spread once and for all.


The moment has come and the final battle with Silica finally occurs. Just like the blurb says, the two bands have to work together and find a way to take Silica out. Will they win? You’ll have to check it out for yourself. Just know the issue is definitely worth picking up.

Though writer Kelly Thompson’s conclusion comes a little easier than what was hinted at, looking at it closer there is more going on here. The team has endured a lot and hurt a lot of people while under Silica’s control. They will have to make amends for it and at the same time it’s starting to look like Jerrica isn’t wondering if she shouldn’t just have Synergy be Jem instead of her. Also, as an additional note of what’s to come, The Stingers finally make their comic book debut. Things will definitely not be the same anymore.




Sophie Campbell’s art is as vibrant as ever. The battle scene especially memorable as the two bands came together and the battle intensifies. Her work never diminishes and always stays at a distinct level of excellence. Hopefully she won’t be going anywhere anytime soon as the book wouldn’t be the same without her.


The issue wraps up easy enough but considering the the atmosphere and everything which has happened it’s obvious Silica has done damage which will be carried on for issues to come. The issue is emotional and entertaining in a way only Jem seems to be able to accomplish. Also, the Stingers are coming and they will definitely shake things up a bit when they make their debut.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.