Jem and the Holograms #11 is the 11th issue of the Jem and the Holograms comic book, published by IDW Publishing. It was published on January 27th, 2016. It features the first part of the six part story Dark Jem.

Official Synopsis

"Something is wrong with Synergy! As Jem and The Holograms' first tour begins, something - or someone - called Silica is after them... but who, or what, is she? Meanwhile, The Misfits need to replace their lead singer fast - and maybe even... permanently?!?"


The Holograms are watching The Starlights practise at the Starlight Community Center. The girls mess up, and start arguing with each other. Jerrica tells them that arguing will get them nowhere, and that they have to work together.

Back at their home, Kimber, Aja, and Shana have a pool party. Aja has invited Tony as a date for Shana, and Craig for herself. Kimber is upset because Stormer couldn't come, and Craig realises that Kimber is who Stormer is dating. Aja realises that Craig is Stormer's brother.

At Pizzazz's house, Roxy, and Jetta are playing with Pizzazz's cat, Madmartigan, when Pizzazz joins them in her pyjamas. Stormer brings her hot tea with honey - Pizzazz has still lost her voice. They tell Pizzazz that they have to go, and leave Pizzazz alone at home with Madmartigan.

Stormer, Roxy and Jetta have been summoned to a meeting with Elise Harcourt. She has decided that The Misfits need to audition a new singer, because Pizzazz's voice won't be healed in time for their tour. None of the auditioners fit with the band. Clash asks for an audition in exchange for keeping the auditions a secret from Pizzazz, but her audition is a failure - she's a terrible singer. The last person to audition is Blaze. Clash looks shocked and betrayed.

Synergy asks Jerrica to listen to something. When she agrees to, Synergy plays a very loud, strange, horrific noise, which makes Jerrica hold her head and ears in her hands. Jerrica's face changes from a look of horror to a look of acceptance. She says it's "affecting, moving, making me feel something". She asks Synergy to play it again. Her star earrings have turned black. When she returns to the pool party, it's with a suddenly very new and very different look - black dyed hair, an undercut, black makeup, red eyes and a revealing, out of character, black, shark shaped swimsuit. Everyone is shocked, and Kimber, Shana and Aja follow her back into the house to make sure everything is okay. Jerrica activates her star earrings - which are now black - and Synergy plays the girls the same, horrific sound that effected Jerrica. The issue ends with them recoiling in horror.


Holograms Icon The Holograms Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Synergy
Misfits Icon The Misfits Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy, Jetta
Side Characters Flag Side Characters The Starlight Girls, Elise, Madmartigan, Craig, Tony, Clash, Blaze, Eric

Notable Locations

Featured Songs

Performers Song
The Starlights Made of Starlight

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Cover Gallery

Covers A - E were available in a box set.

Easter Eggs

Bella morte 3 Bella Morte 2 Craig has a tattoo of the real world band Bella Morte on his chest.
Male tears 2 Male tears Pizzazz has a "Male Tears" mug.
Ashley 2 Ashley 1 Ashley's yellow and black hoodie is a redesign of her main cartoon outfit.
Healthy cereal Healthy cereal 2 In the music video for "Open A Book", featured in the episode "Roxy Rumbles", three boxes of cereal named Healthy Cereal, Candy Coated Zips, and Sugar Coated Biffos appear, and have featured in the comic. Healthy Cereal is on the kitchen counter in The Benton House.
Candy Coated Zips Candy coated zips 2 Roxy is seen eating Candy Coated Zips.

Comic AboutCreative TeamCollected EditionsEaster EggsRedesignsUnused Content
Universe SongsLocationsHomes
Issues Jem 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Misfits 12345
Infinite Holograms: 135
Misfits: 246
Dimensions 1234
Characters Holograms JerricaKimberShanaAjaRayaSynergy
Misfits PizzazzStormerRoxyJettaBlaze
Stingers RiotRaptureMinx
Other ClashCraigEliseEmmettEricThe FoxGretaJacquiLin-ZMadmartiganMs BaileyRioSilicaTechratThe Starlight GirlsTonyRegine CesaireMr. Alonso