Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jem and the Holograms comic book introduce Kimber and Stormer as Gay

The Advocate did a great article about the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book. The comic’s creative team, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell shared a lot info about the comic including fan faves, Kimber and Stormer being gay.

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Will we see any LGBT characters? 
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.
True fans may remember the episode about all about these two. In the episode, they sung a song together called "I'm Okay", which became kind of a coming out anthem

So excited to see where this comic will go!

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