Jem and the Holograms #5 is the 5th issue of the Jem and the Holograms comic book, published by IDW Publishing. It was published on July 29th, 2015. It features the fifth part of the six part story Showtime.

Official Synopsis

"A disaster at The Holograms' first live show nearly ends Jem's music career before it starts! Now Kimber learns who's behind the dangerous "accident"... and she's out for revenge."


Jem 05 Aja Injured The sabotaged lighting rig falls towards Jem. Aja dives towards Jem and pushes her away, saving Jem, but taking the blow herself. Jem rushes off to transform back into Jerrica, and joins everyone else. She projects a hologram of Jem leaving in a taxi. Aja is taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Blaze angrily leaves a voicemail on Clash's phone, asking her if she's to blame for the accident. Pizzazz is woken in bed by a receiving a bunch of messages on her phone. She screams, hearing the news that the Holograms accident was on the front cover of a newspaper, and that the Holograms are more famous than ever. Jem 05 Pizzazz Scream

Aja wakes up in hospital, and smiles when she sees Kimber, Jerrica, and Shana are sleeping at the end of her bed. Later, Jerrica and the Holograms, watched by Synergy, are in their home studio practicing a new song, co-written by Jerrica and Kimber, that they are going to perform at the Misfits VS! battle, called Bad Bitten.

Jem 05 Stormer Kimber Kiss Later, Jerrica and the Holograms are preparing backstage at the Misfits VS! concert. Kimber rushes off to get something to eat, and bumps into Stormer. She kisses her. Aja and Shana are playing a fairground game, and Aja wins a stuffed animal, but bumps into a guy - Craig. He buys her a funnel cake to apologise. Jerrica and Rio ride a ferris wheel. Rio brings up some complaints about how he perceives Jem leaving all the hard work in the band to Jerrica and The Holograms, which upsets Jerrica, and she storms off away from him. She meets back up with the other Holograms.
The Misfits approach them, and Jerrica tries to introduce them to Pizzazz, but she snubs her because she isn't Jem. Clash approaches, carrying coffees for The Misfits, and Kimber immediately recognises her as the girl who dropped a bag of tools before the accident at the Starlight Foundation benefit concert, and connects that The Misfits were somehow behind Aja getting hurt. Kimber, angry, throws a pies at Pizzazz and Roxy, which starts a food fight between the two bands. Jem 05 Food Fight


Holograms Icon The Holograms Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Synergy
Misfits Icon The Misfits Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy, Jetta
Side Characters Flag Side Characters Rio, Clash, Blaze, Craig, Madmartigan

Featured Songs

Performers Song
Holograms Icon The Holograms Bad Bitten

Notable Locations

Free Preview

Cover Gallery

Easter Eggs

Bellamorte 1 Bella Morte 2 An album by the real world band Bella Morte features in a record store that Clash visits.
Earrings Earrings 2 Both Kimber and Stormer have lighting bolt and star shaped earrings respectively, which represent each others' band logos.
Ponies Ponies 2 Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer - both characters from the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - feature as plushes as prizes in the shooting game.
Kothoga 1 Kothoga 2 Another prize is a stuffed plush of the Kothoga from the movie The Relic.
Cthulhu Cthulhu 2 Another prize is a stuffed plush of Cthulhu, a creature created by H. P. Lovecraft.
Tshirt G I Joe The shooting game booth owner is wearing a shirt that has the Cobra symbol on it from the cartoon G. I. Joe.
Lost Pieces 1 Lost pieces 2 Adrian and Tora Felton from the webcomic Lost Pieces cameo in the fairground background.
Lost pieces 3 Lost pieces 4 Riham Lahoud and Maya King, also from Lost Pieces, appear in the concert audience.
Leatherettes space cadets Leatherettes Space Cadets 2 The trailer has redesigned characters for the one-off bands The Leatherettes and The Space Cadets from the episode "Only The Beginning".
Clash Bag 2 Clash Bag The pink and yellow lighting bolt shaped bag Clash is seen wearing is a reference to the original Clash doll accessory: "Distortion Modulator".
Shadoweyes 2 Shadoweyes 3 A stuffed plush of Shadoweyes (from Sophie Campbell's Shadoweyes) appears as one of the prizes for the shooting game Aja is playing.

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