Jem and the Holograms #1 is the 1st issue of the Jem and the Holograms comic book, published by IDW Publishing. It was published on March 25th, 2015. It features the first part of the six part story Showtime

Official Synopsis

"Showtime, Synergy! Meet Jerrica Benton - a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become... Jem and The Holograms! But what does it mean to be Jem today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!"


Jem 01 Stage Fright Jerrica and The Holograms are performing, recording a music video to enter the Misfits VS! competition. Jerrica gets stage fright and runs off stage. Kimber follows her, and explains that this recording is their final chance - they can't afford to try again.
Kimber goes back inside, but ends up in an argument about the band with Aja about Jerrica's lack of confidence, which Jerrica overhears and leaves. Jem 01 Fighting

At the home studio, Jerrica picks up her guitar, and sings Breathe. Thunder and lightning cracks, startling her, and when it fades, an extremely tall, pink and purple humanoid is hovering in front of her. She introduces herself as Synergy, and explains that Jerrica's father, Emmett Benton, created her - she is a holographic computer, built to be an 'audiovisual entertainment synthesizer'. She explains that Emmett left a gift for Jerrica in his safe, that he was not able to give to her before he died. Inside her dad's safe is a box, containing a note and a pair of red, star-shaped earrings. Jerrica realizes that they are holographic projectors connected Synergy, which can create holograms anywhere she goes.

Jem 01 Glowing Kimber, Aja and Shana arrive home, having driven home to find Jerrica. They are startled and confused at finding a giant, glowing person in their home studio, and Jerrica explains who Synergy is, and what she - and her earrings - can do. They don't believe her.
Synergy tells Aja to enter a six digit code into their jukebox, which opens to reveal a glowing, white staircase. At the bottom of the staircase, is the enormous computer which controls Synergy. Synergy demonstrates her abilities, by creating a lifelike hologram of Jerrica, indistinguishable from the real thing. Kimber, excited - asks Synergy to make a copy of her, too - but instead, Synergy uses her holograms to temporarily turn Aja and Shana into holographic copies of Kimber. Jem 01 Kimber and The Kimbers
Jem 01 Showtime Synergy Jerrica realizes the potential of Synergy and her earrings, and realizes it's the answer to her performance anxiety problems. With this technology, she can be anything she wants to be.

In the final page, we see Jerrica has transformed herself into into Jem.


Holograms Icon The Holograms Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Synergy
Side Characters Flag Side Characters Emmett Benton (Mentioned)

Featured Songs

Performers Song
Holograms Icon Jem and The Holograms Breathe

Notable Locations

Free Preview

Cover Variants

Covers A - E were available in a box set.

Easter Eggs

Jem Blue Guitar Sam Newark Guitar The guitar Jerrica plays strongly resembles the guitar played by Samantha Newark, who was the speaking voice of Jem in the original cartoon.
Iron Man Kimber Iron man 1 Aja and Kimber mentions Marvel superhero Iron Man (also known as billionaire inventor Tony Stark) when talking about their dad.
Fashion 2 Fashion 1 The outfits worn by The Holograms are redesigns of their very first outfits in the very first 1985 cartoon episode "The Beginning".
Starlight Music Starlight music 2 On the wall in the home studio is a poster for Starlight Music, the music company the Holograms owned and ran in the cartoon.

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