Review: ‘Jem’ #17: Change Is Coming

Still reeling from the shattering conclusion to DARK JEM, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS regroup–desperate to find a path forward. Meanwhile, THE MISFITS find themselves with a unique problem… one lead singer too many!


After a major storyline where the characters experience a lot, there is usually an issue which takes a moment to assess what just happened and where they need to go from here. This is one of those issues. Now, this doesn’t necessarily make it a bad read and in fact it’s a great one, but there is still a lot of dialogue setting up a major change which may happen in the next issue.

Writer Kelly Thompson makes sure to point out even though the Holograms and Misfits were able to team up last issue, they are far from friends. Instead, it shows Kimber and Stormer, who are caught in the middle of it may have to choose sides whether they like it or not. Given the fact a Mistfits spin-off series was just announced there is a possibility what happens next will greatly affect their relationship. This makes it a really engaging read.




Artist Sophie Campbell has temporarily left the series, and Jen Barlet has come in to take her place. Her art is sound and her work with the expressions of the characters is particularly noteworthy. Just wondering why Aja’s bandage kept disappearing and reappearing on her arm every other panel. Small compliant but it is noticeable.


The issue is a good chance for the characters to take a moment to breath and get ready for what is going to happen to them next. By the look of it something big is going to occur, so you’ll need to check out this issue to understand the full impact of what will happen in part two.

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.