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The Misfits (stylized on the front cover as Jem and The Misfits) is a Jem and The Holograms spinoff comic miniseries announced at SDCC 2016.


On 23rd July 2016, it was announced at the IDW Publishing panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016 that Kelly Thompson is writing a spin-off comic based in the IDW Jem and the Holograms universe. [1] The comic will focus on The Misfits as the main characters, instead of Jem and The Holograms. It will feature some exploration into The Misfits' backstory [2] and their origin[3].

One of the exciting things that I hope we’re going to get to feature a little bit in the new series, is how exactly The Misfits came together. Origin stories can be tiresome and over-explored in comics, but I think The Misfits are an exception as—apart from Blaze’s introduction to the group—it’s a subject that we’ve never seen tackled, even in the original show. And while The Holograms, as sisters, have a sort of beautiful and simple story of how they came together as a band, it’s safe to say The Misfits coming together is tinged with a lot more drama.

The main interior artist will be Jem newcomer Jenn St-Onge[3]. It will feature covers and colours by M. Victoria Robado. Issue #1 is planned to be released on December 21st, 2016. [3] Previews released by IDW Publishing have featured a logo based on band stickers, with The Misfits' sticker partially obscuring Jem and The Holograms' sticker.



  1. Bleeding Cool: The Misfits Get A Spinoff Comic (July 22, 2016)
  2. Kelly Thompson on Tumblr: "We will definitely be exploring some backstory of The Misfits in the new book"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jem’s rival band rocks out on its own in this The Misfits #1 exclusive(August 31, 2016)

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