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Jem and the Holograms #14 is the 14th issue of the Jem and the Holograms comic book, published by IDW Publishing. It was published on April 20th, 2016. It features the fourth part of the six part story Dark Jem.

Official Synopsis

"The Holograms reluctantly try to disconnect Synergy to stop the Dark Jem infection from spreading - but it’s far too late. Synergy is gone... and what's taken her place isn't under anyone's control. In fact - Silica is striking out on her own!"

Plot

In their hotel room, Jerrica and The Holograms try and hatch a plan to disconnect Synergy. Kimber is extremely distressed, because not only does she care deeply about Synergy, but it means the band can't perform anymore. They all agree it is much bigger than just them, though, and that they have to make things right.

In a backstage bathroom, Blaze is panicking because she feels like she singlehandedly ruined The Misfits. Clash reassures her that it's not true, that Blaze's performance was amazing. Blaze throws her arms around Clash and kisses her on the cheek to which Clash blushes at.

In the backstage green room, The Misfits are arguing and yelling, trying to understand why the concert was such a disaster. They lament that they miss Pizzazz, because Pizzazz always knew how to solve problems. Eric tells them that 5x5 Records can't help, and it's implied they are also infected. He warns them all to stay away from The Holograms until they find out what's going on, directed particularly at Stormer.

At Pizzazz's house, She's wrapped in a blanket on the balcony with her cat, Madmartigan. Her phone rings - it's her Dad - she's been trying to call him for weeks to tell him about her accident. He brushes her off, telling her he's been busy, and asks if she's calling to ask for money. Crying, she tells him she really wanted someone to talk to, but he dismisses it, telling her he has too much to do, and hangs up.

Aja sneaks out of the hotel room to see Craig, who she finds by throwing rocks at different hotel windows until she finds him. He jumps from his balcony into her arms and they kiss, before walking together into the hotel. Shana gets a text from Tony, who is outside her room - he drove up to see her show, but found out about from Rio that she'd had a bad day, so brought her milkshakes. She kisses him. Jerrica wakes up and realises Aja and Kimber are both missing, and they go looking for them. Finding Aja in Rio and Craig's room, they all realise she'll be going to find Stormer.

Kimber texts Stormer from outside the bus, asking her to come out and talk to her so she can apologise. When Stormer comes out, Kimber throws her arms around her and kisses her. She apologises for how much she hurt her, and they say "I love you" to one another. Kimber tells Stormer she has to go take care of something to make sure Stormer is never hurt by her again.

On leaving, she is interrupted by Silica, a huge, corrupted A.I. similar to Synergy, but more humanoid. Synergy tries to stop Silica, but Silica shuts her down. Jerrica, Shana and Aja arrive, wearing headphones to try and avoid Silica's effect, but three people behind them remove their headphones. Silica tells them that she's moved beyond The Holograms to a new band called The Sickness, who she is using to further infect humanity. Silica sings Facade. Kimber, Aja, Shana and Jerrica are shown unconscious, in a heap on the ground while Synergy looks on horrified.

Characters

Holograms Icon The Holograms Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Synergy
Misfits Icon The Misfits Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy, Jetta, Blaze
Side Characters Flag Side Characters Rio, Clash, Craig, Tony, Eric, Silica, The Sickness, Madmartigan, Harvey Gabor (Unseen)

Notable Locations

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Easter Eggs

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. Roxy throws a box of Healthy Cereal in this issue.
86 shirt Clash 86 Clash's fuzzy shirt has a large 86 on the front, referencing her first cartoon appearance in the 1986 episode Starbright.

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS
Comic AboutCreative TeamCollected EditionsEaster EggsRedesignsUnused Content
Universe SongsLocationsHomes
Issues Jem 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
HOLIDAYVALENTINESANNUAL 1ANNUAL 2
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