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Jem and the Holograms Reboot Features Queer Characters

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Features Queer Characters

Jem and the Holograms Reboot Features Queer Characters

Kimber and Stormer are definitely gay...


It’s been nearly three decades since Jem and the Holograms became a sensation, and now there’s an updated Jem series on its way. A new Jem and the Holograms will kick off in comic shops in March, and our sibling site, The Advocate, got the scoop on the possibility of LGBT representation in the series that has always had some queer appeal.

Here’s what Jem Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell had to say when asked if there would be any LGBT characters in the reboot:

Campbell: Definitely! Kimber and Stormer are gay and we’re discussing a few others. Beyond those I’m really hoping to see some more queer characters. It just really needs to happen. I’d love to have some gay Holograms or Misfits fans in the story. That would be awesome. Maybe they could be on the Holograms’ street team.

Thompson: We are definitely having LGBTA+ characters. Jem was always really diverse, but it was of course a bit limited by the time period and by being a children’s cartoon. It’s only natural that a modern Jem includes additional diversity. Kimber and Stormer are indeed both out gay characters in the comic and as Tumblr will very excitedly let you know, we’re going to be exploring a romantic relationship between the two characters. We have some other plans for LGBTA+ characters as well but it’s still early days and we’re still figuring out how some things can fit together to tell the best possible story.

We can’t wait until the new Jem hits stands. For now, here’s a teaser.  


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