Dark Jem, Part 1
IDW Comics Issue 11 - cover A
Cover by Sophie Campbell
General information
Issue number: #11
Story: Kelly Thompson
Art: Sophie Campbell
Colors: M. Victoria Robado
Letters: Shawn Lee
First published: January 27th, 2016
Previous issue: Rio Pacheco - Boy Reporter
Next issue: Dark Jem, Part 2

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 Ashley and The Starlights (Ashley, Deirdre, Becky, Lela and Krissie) practice 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 realizes that Kimber is who Stormer is dating. Aja realizes 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 pajamas. 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. 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.


Major characters

The Holograms

The Misfits

Side characters

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