Jem Comics

Comics 1986-2011 | Comics 2015-2017

The Jem comics originate from the UK, and as much as 31 stories were released. These are the same stories that were translated and released in other countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France, with some changes in order and sometimes re-coloring or re-drawn art, and sometimes even unique new art for covers.

As for the comics released in Mexico, those were different stories especially drawn for Mexico and consisted of atleast 11 issues with one story each.

Then in 2011 a collaboration comic featuring Hasbro's different brands, was released. So in total, that is atleast 43 comic stories featuring Jem, plus all the book stories some of which are drawn in a comic book style. Along with the book stories the amount of printed adventures of Jem and the Holograms, actually add up to more than the amount of episodes in the animated series.

All comics are quite difficult to find, especially certain issues, but the Mexican comics are the rarest. If you by any chance have the rest of the Mexican comics, any of the other comics missing on this page, put "Jem comics" in the subject line and send me an email.

Magazines / Comics

Jem (UK), 1986/1987 by London Editions Magazines (Egmont):
Most of the magazines contain readers' letters and little word games.

In the comics, Eric still owns half of Starlight Music, the Misfits are signed, and Jerrica and Eric are partners promoting the rival groups, which places the stories inbetween the first cartoon episode "The Beginning" and the second "Disaster", although they sing songs from later episodes of the five parter. Since Eric already owns half of Starlight Music here, it's instead Starlight House he wants, apparently to sell the land. The reason they decided to write it as Eric still owned half Starlight Music was probably because there was no continuation to the series yet, no way for the Misfits to market themselves, no Misfits Music for Eric and the Misfits yet.

Jem and the Holograms sometimes sing songs which are actually names of doll fashions.

Many times the characters wear the wrong outfits according to the cartoon. Jem gets to wear several of the doll line fashions which in the cartoon were worn by the Holograms.

Jerrica has to have a make-up box with her to strengthen the signal from Synergy while in another country.

Stormer has her flower on the wrong side according to the cartoon, but the right side according to the dolls.

The Starlight girls look very different from the cartoon, and usually it's completely different girls with other names.

The story writers really seemed to like using the character Eric Raymond alot, and many of the stories were built around Eric causing trouble for the Holograms, and somehow it all turns to their advantage by luck.

  • No 1
    A-HA picture and info.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Jem and other storybooks by World, Video and Music cassette.
    Stories:
    • Has Been

      Melvyn, an old singer-songwriter, gets kicked out of Starlight Music by Eric Raymond when he fails to provide modern enough songs. After Eric sabotages Jem and the Holograms' concert, Jerrica gets an idea how to help Melvyn.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric, Zipper, and Melvyn Megastar (old singer-songwriter who used to work for Starlight Music, owner of Sunnyside Home).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 1, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Ein Superstar Und Seine Freunde" (A Superstar And His Friends).
      Holland: Omnibus Nummer 1 "Is Geweest" (Has Been).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "Antefatto" (Background).

      Funny notes:
      Jerrica barely gets enough money to keep Starlight House open. This is a constant problem throughout the comic series.

      Eric says a line from the first episode of the cartoon "This is a business, not a charity.", also to Jerrica, but in a slightly different situation.

      The Misfits throw dart at a picture of Jem, like they do in the cartoon episode Britrock.

      Zipper doesn't look alot like in the cartoon, with his different hairstyle and brighter blonde hair, maybe that's why Rio nor Jerrica recognise him. But then again they weren't very familiar with him early in the cartoon.

      A jamming device is used to distort the music for the Holograms. This might have been influenced by the device the doll Clash was said to come with.

      Aja can play flute, she infact owns one and performs with the Holograms on it, but only for a special reason.

      Jerrica goes on stage instead of Jem, when Synergy's signal doesn't work. But she performs the songs of the singer-songwriter Melvyn.

      Jem sings the song "Only The Beginning".

      Samples:

    • Look Out, World, Here We Come!

      Rio has managed to sign Jem and the Holograms up for a world tour, but the downside is that the Misfits are coming along, and Eric plans to have them take over.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Synergy, The Misfits, Eric, Starlight Girls, J. Smith (judicial procurator, apparently the man who runs Starlight House), Jocelyn (Eric's henchman), and Adrian (Eric's henchman).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 6, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Reisefieber" (Travel Nerves).
      Holland: Omnibus Nummer 1 "Let Op, Wereld, Wij Komen Eraan!" (Look Out, World, Here We Come!).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "Occhio Mondo, Eccoci Qua!" (Look Out World, Here We Are!).

      Funny notes:
      The Starlight girls call Rio "uncle Rio".

      Jerrica has to check with Synergy if she can make a hologram appear in such a distance as another country. This was never considered in the cartoon. Synergy tells Jerrica that her father prepared Synergy for everything. So Jerrica gets a make-up case, in shape of a heart, which will boost the power of her earring projectors anywhere in the world.

      Pizzazz calls Eric "darling".

      Roxy thinks Rio is gorgeous.

      Roxy steals a lighter from Eric. And Eric smokes. Which he never does in the cartoon.

      Jem sings and plays keyboard to a song called "Let's Rock This Town", which is the name of a doll fashion.

      Eric has connections in England.

      Samples:

  • No 2
    Simply Red picture and info, contest.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Jem and other storybooks by World.
    Stories:
    • Charity Begins At Home

      Eric Raymond and the Misfits have spread rumors that Jem and the Holograms have bribed disc jockeys to play their music instead of the Misfits. Even Lindsey Pierce buys the story. The result is that all disc jockeys stop playing the Holograms in fear that they will come across as bribed, and all the Holograms' appearances are canceled.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, and Lindsey Pierce.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 1, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Geheime Verschwörung" (Secret Conspiracy).
      Holland: Omnibus Nummer 1 "Liefdadig-heid Begint Bij Jezelf" (Charity Begins With Yourself).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "La Charita' Comincia A Casa Propria" (Charity Begins At Home).

      Funny notes:
      Dracula is mentioned.

      Lindsey Pierce is in this story, but she has different look, looking more like she did in the first five episodes. She is said to be the most popular presenter on TV. Here she isn't a friend of the Holograms though, as she takes the Misfits' side.

      The outfits the Misfits wear are switched around. This isn't the only example of this. Here Pizzazz wears Stormer's Makin' Mischief, Roxy is wearing Pizzazz' Just Misbehavin', and Stormer is wearing Roxy's Let The Music Play.

      Pizzazz says Eric changed his name from "Horace Higginbotton", because "Eric Raymond" sounded better.

      Eric doesn't like birds.

      Jem sings a song with the lines "...up rockin...", which is a doll fashion mistaken for a song.

      Samples:

    • What The Eye Doesn't See

      Jem is in London for a press conference, but a reporter is getting close to finding out Jem's real identity, and Eric tries to threaten the reporter to do a little extra dirty work for him.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Nigel Carruthers (reporter from London Radio), and Sapphire Carruthers (wife of Nigel).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 4, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Dem Geheimnis Auf Der Spur" (The Secret On The Track)
      Holland: Omnibus Nummer 1 "Wat Het Oog Niet Ziet" (What The Eye Doesn't See)
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "Quello Che L'occhio Non Deve Vedere" (What The Eye Doesn't See)

      Funny notes:
      Jem is in London, England.

      The Holograms are not included in this story, even though Jem and the Misfits are.

      Buckingham Palace is mentioned.

      There's a blooper, when Jem is about to change back to Jerrica for the last time, right before she does, she suddenly has her original Jem outfit instead of what she was wearing.

      Samples:

  • No 3
    "5 star" picture and info, pop quiz.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine, Jem and other storybooks by World.
    Stories:
    • False Feathers

      Eric hired an actress to play Jem and give her bad publicity, at the same time he also hired a private detective to find out who Jem really is.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Meryl Murda (impressionist), and Ace Malone (private detective).

      International:
      France: Rock Parade "Qui Est Qui?" (Who Is Who?)
      Germany: Nr. 1, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Die Doppel-gängerin" (The doppelganger).
      Holland: Nummer 2, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Een Valse Ster" (A False Star).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "Scambio D'Identita'" (Mistaken Identity).

      Funny notes:
      A story similar to the cartoon Jem episode "One Jem Too Many" with someone dressed out as Jem. And much like in the cartoon, Jem causes trouble at a record store aswell as a restaurant. Atleast here, the Holograms don't doubt her.

      Eric Raymond hires a private detective named Ace Malone, who looks like Manny Malone from the cartoon. Eric says he was the cheapest he could find in the yellow pages.

      Blooper, Jem gets blonde hair in one picture.

      The real life actress Elizabeth Taylor is mentioned.

      As usual, Eric gets irritated on the sparrows outside his window.

      Samples:

    • Twilight In Paris

      Eric Raymond pay some people to have Jerrica kidnapped on the Holograms' tour to Paris, and they leave a note for Rio requesting Jem to come to the Eiffel tower alone.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Eric Raymond, and Marcel (kidnapper).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 6, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Kidnapping in Paris" (Kidnapping in Paris).
      Holland: Nummer 2, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Schemer In Parijs" (Twilight In Paris).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 1 "Il Tramonto A Parigi" (The Sunset In Paris).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms go to England and Paris, France.

      Rio confronts Jem about her real identity. She tells Rio it's important to keep it a secret, for his sake, and the Holograms aswell as to herself. And Rio realizes there's something really familiar about her, as if he knew her other self.

      The kidnappers investigate Jerrica's earrings and can tell just by looking at them that they are some sort of electrical gadgets.

      Kimber dresses out as Jem.

      Eric gets kidnapped.

      Samples:

  • No 4
    The Housemartins picture and info, contest.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine, Jem and other storybooks by World.
    Stories:
    • The House Of Fear

      Christmas is approaching, and both the Holograms and the Misfits are concerned about getting the number one Christmas hit, especially the Misfits. When Eric finds out where the Holograms plan to film their new video, in a country mansion he thinks of a plan. On their way to the mansion, spooky things start happening.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Maxamillion Snoad (mentioned only), Stan, Jack, and Art.

      International:
      France: Rock Parade "La maison hantée" (The Haunted House)
      Germany: Nr. 2, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Das Spukhaus" (The Haunted House).
      Holland: Nummer 2, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Het Spookhuis" (The Haunted House).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 2 "La Dimora Della Paura" (The House Of Fear).

      Funny notes:
      It's Christmas time, which it never was in any episode of the cartoon.

      Eric calls the Misfits "my little alley cats" and "kittens".

      Paul Macartney is mentioned.

      The Ghostbusters are mentioned.

      The Misfits each wear a differently colored version of "Just Misbehavin'".

      Jem wears Shana's outfit "Music Is Magic".

      Kimber and Shana play guitar, while Aja plays keyboard.

      Samples:

    • The Kidnappers Strike Again

      Jem and the Holograms and Rio are in Paris, and are contacted by some men who say they've kidnapped Eric Raymond. To protect Jem and the Holograms, Rio decides to pay the kidnappers himself. Jerrica, having the help of Synergy, decides to disguise herself as an old lady and sneak along. The situation has changed though since Eric has managed to bargain with his kidnappers.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Eric, kidnapper #1 kidnapper #2, police #1, police #2.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 5, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Ein Schutzengel Für Alle" (A guardian angel for all).
      Holland: Nummer 2, Omnibus 1 "De Kidnappers Duiken Weer Op" (The Kidnappers Reappear).
      Italy Anno 1 n. 2 "I Rapitori Colpiscono Ancora" (The Kidnappers Strike Back).

      Funny notes:
      A continuation of an earlier story.

      We get to see the Arc De Triomphe in Paris, which plays a part in the story.

      Rio says to Jerrica that Jem is fun and beautiful, but when Jerrica is around, every other girl is invisible.

      Samples:

  • No 5
    Howard Jones info and picture, Bryan Adams pin-up, pop quiz.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • Big Top Pop

      The Jem van gets stuck in the middle of nowhere, but as luck has it a circus has camped nearby, and the Holograms get unexpected help by an elephant. As thanks they promise to perform at a charity circus show, but the Misfits find out and decide to ruin the show dressed out as clowns.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Starlight girls, Don Wesson (son of circus owners), and Lotus Maxamillion (busniessman).

      International:
      France: Rock Parade "Rock Parade" (Rock Parade).
      Germany: Nr. 2, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Manege frei für die Holograms" (Clear the ring for the Holograms).
      Holland: Nummer 3, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Een Echte Topper" (A Real Stopper).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 2 "Concerto Rock Al Circo" (Rock Concert At The Circus).

      Funny notes:
      Pizzazz calls Eric "darling".

      According to Stormer, Jem and the Holograms are always superb on stage.

      Apparently, animals, or atleast elephants can see right through holographic disguises like Jem's.

      The Holograms are called "Horrorgrams" by Stormer.

      Samples:

    • Chaos In Capri

      Jem and the Holograms are offered roles in the latest movie by director Luigi Bertolini, and they're invited to his villa in Capri. But when Jem loses her Jemstar earrings and turn back into Jerrica, Jerrica is suspected of having abducted Jem.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Luigi Bertolini (film director), and Inspector Rossi.

      International:
      France: Le Trésor Des Pharaons "Quiproquo Á Capri" (Misunderstanding in Capri)
      Germany: Nr. 5, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Chaos auf Capri" (Chaos In Capri).
      Holland: Nummer 3, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Chaos Op Capri" (Chaos In Capri).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 2 "Caos A Capri" (Chaos In Capri).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms go to Rome, Capri and Naples in Italy, for their world tour.

      Blooper: Roxy gets red hair for a picture.

      Kimber uses the Jemstar earrings to become Jem. This is the second time in the comics that Kimber dresses out as Jem.

      Stormer is barely seen in this story.

      Samples:

  • No 6
    Amazulu info and picture, Bananarama pin-up, Rubik's magic puzzle games contest.
    Ads: Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine, Jem dolls.
    Stories:
    • The Greatest Gift

      It's wintertime and Jerrica and the others don't have anything booked, which means they are having trouble paying their debts and keeping Starlight House running. But Rio manages to book them on a new music show called "Rock On". The downside is that they won't earn anything on performing, more than publicity, and also the Misfits are performing. And the Misfits do their best to keep Jem and the Holograms from getting there.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms. The Misfits, Rio, Eric Raymond, Ray "Woody" Peckitt (famous country music singer), Jill Jones (hostess of TV-show "Rock On"), Jayne Peckitt (daughter of Ray), and Wendy (Starlight girl).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 2, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Ein Retter In Der Not" (A Savior In The distress).
      Holland: Nummer 3, Omnibus Nummer 1 "Een Grote Gift" (A Great Gift).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 2 "Il Regalo Piu' Gradito" (The most welcome gift).

      Funny notes:
      "Just Misbehavin'" which is a doll fashion, is mistaken as a Misfits song.

      Jem and the Holograms sing "Like A Dream".

      This story has a similar scene as the cartoon episode "Frame Up".

      Samples:

    • The Goddess Diana

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms. The Misfits, Rio, Eric Raymond,

      International:
      France: Le Trésor Des Pharaons "La Déesse Diane" (The Goddess Diana)
      Germany: Nr. 5, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Die Unheimliche Diana" (The Uncanny Diana).
      Holland: Nummer 3, Omnibus Nummer 1 "De Godin Diana" (The Goddess Diana).
      Italy: Anno 1 n. 2 "La Dea Diana" (The Goddess Diana).

      Funny notes:
      Samples:

  • No 7
    Robert Palmer info and picture, pop quiz.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine, Basil the great mouse detective Panini sticker album.
    Stories:
    • The End Of The Road

      Eric bought up all the debts of Starlight House, so he will have a hold over Jerrica. He demands all the debt to be paid within 24 hours, or that Jerrica promises to disband the Holograms. Jerrica comes up with the plan to have Rio pose as a Texan oil dealer, who wants to buy her part of Starlight Music and make some big changes.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Synergy, Emmett Benton, and employees at Starlight Music.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 3, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Der Schein Trügt" (Appearances are deceptive).
      Holland: Nummer 4 "Het Eind Van De Weg" (The End Of The Road).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Alla Fine Della Strada" (The End Of The Road).

      Funny notes:
      Yet another Starlight girl who wasn't in the cartoon, Wendy.

      In a flashback we see that Emmett Benton told Jerrica "Always remember how fortunate you are, Jerrica. You must try to help others who aren't as well off as you...".

      This is one of the few times we get to see Christmas tree in a Jem book, which we never see in the cartoon, because there was no christmas episode.

      Pizzazz calls Eric "Boss-man", and Eric calls Pizzazz "cat".

      Synergy can trace people by letting someone who loves them concentrate on them really hard. This is funny because they already had an advanced computer as Synergy, and still needed to use some kind of magic as a solution for the story.

      Samples:

    • The Treasure Of The Pharaohs

      Jem and the Holograms have arrived in Cairo for their world tour, where Rio meets an old college friend who takes them along for a boat trip to do some filming for a TV-film, and the Misfits tag along to steal the spotlight. Eric threatens an old friend who works at a museum into helping him frame Jem and the Holograms for stealing some old statues he plans to plant in their suitcases.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Mustapha (A TV producer in Egypt, and old collegefriend of Rio), Ahmed (museum guard in Egypt, and old friend of Eric).

      International:
      France: Le Trésor Des Pharaons "Le Trésor Des Pharaons" (The Treasure of the Pharaohs)
      Germany: Nr. 6, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Der Schatz Der Pharaonen" (The Treasure Of The Pharaohs).
      Holland: Nummer 4 "De Schat Van De Farao's" (The Treasure Of The Pharaohs).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Il Tesoro Del Faraone" (The Treasure Of The Pharaohs).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms go to Cairo on their world tour.

      The title of the song "Here Comes Trouble" is mentioned, but probably not on purpose.

      Roxy is a very good swimmer.

      Roxy is afraid of crocodiles, snakes, and camels.

      Synergy can project light through the Jemstar earrings, so bright that people can't see anything. Samples:

  • No 8
    Don Johnson and Shakin' Stevens info and picture.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • On the road to Rockville

      Jem and the Holograms have promised to appear at the open house day at Starlight Music. At the same time, Eric has booked them for a performance in the city Rockville. As loyal as Jem and the Holograms are to their fans, they decide to do both, but Eric plans to make their trip there quite dangerous, to replace them with the Misfits.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, the Misfits, Eric Raymond, Wilbur (Eric's thug in Rockville, brother of Orville), and Orville (Eric's thug in Rockville, brother of Wilbur).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 3, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Ein Feuriger Auftritt" (A fiery performance).
      Holland: 4 "Op Weg Naar Rockville" (On the way to Rockville).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Sulla Strada Di Rockville" (On The Road Rockville).

      Funny notes:
      The Star Stage is the makeshift stage Jem and the Hologram bring along for their performances. These comics is probably the only place the Star Stage is actually used as part of the story.

      Jem and the Holograms sing the line "Rock Country", which is not a song in the cartoon, but the name of a fashion in the doll line.

      Samples:

    • Seeing is Believing

      Jem and the Holograms have arrived in Calcutta on their world tour. Jem agrees to take part in a film to raise money for Unicef. Someone happens to see when Jerrica changes into Jem, and starts bribing her.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Eric Raymond, Dr. Sato (of Unicef), Charles Jackson (of Unicef).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 6, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Der Schein Trügt" (Appearances are deceptive).
      Holland: Nummer 4 "Zien is Geloven" (Seeing is Believing).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Vedere Per Credere" (See To Believe).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms are going to Calcutta, India.

      Someone sees Jerrica change into Jem.

      Jem gets the question about her real name, and happily answers that she prefers her private life and that there are also other reasons she doesn't want to reveal her identity, yet.

      Samples:

  • No 9
    Sting info and picture, Owen Paul fact file, pop quiz.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • Scandal in Sydney

      At the last stop of their world tour, Jem and the Holograms arrive in Sydney, where everyone seems to ignore them in favour for the Misfits. It turns out Eric has been manipulating the records released there.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, and Eric Raymond.

      International:
      France: Le Trésor Des Pharaons "Scandale Á Sydney" (Scandal in Sydney)
      Germany: Nr. 6, Sammelband Nr.:1002 "Skandal in Sydney" (Scandal in Sydney).
      Holland: Nummer 5 "Schandaal in Sydney" (Scandal in Sydney).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Scandalo A Sydney" (Scandal in Sydney).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms have a song called "The World Belongs To Us" with the lyrics "The whole wide world belongs to us!". The Misfits stole it and released it first in Australia.

      Jerrica is willing to risk losing Starlight House on a bet, Rio tries to talk her out of it. In the cartoon she would never had done anything like this.

      Samples:

    • Hidden Message

      It's award night and Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits are both nominated in the Annual Starlight Music Awards in the category "Best Band of the Year". Part of the entertainment is a hypnotist, which Eric decide to use for another trick on Jem and the Holograms.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Synergy, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Dr. M. Stromm (the greatest hypnotist in the world).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 3, Sammelband Nr.:1001 "Geheimnisvolle Botschaft" (Mysterious Message).
      Holland: Nummer 5 "Verborgen Boodschap" (Hidden Message).
      Italy: Anno 2 n. 1 "Il Messaggio Nascosto" (Hidden Message).

      Funny notes:
      Aja says the line "Outrageous".

      Stormer tells Pizzazz she is a fool and is ruining their image.

      There's a band called "the Outcasts".

      Pizzazz calls Eric "Boss man".

      Jerrica can't make a decision at Starlight Music without consulting Rio.

      The Misfits make an entrance on stage on motorcycles.

      The Misfits sing a song with the line "Just misbehavin'... we're just misbehavin'..." which is the title of a Misfits outfit from the doll line, which apparently was mistaken for a Misfits song.

      Samples:

  • No 10
    Dead or Alive and Europe info and picture.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • Springtime in Paris

      Jem and the Holograms are invited to be the special guest artists at this years spring fashion show in Paris. In Paris Jerrica receives a mysterious letter written in French.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Madame Heather Bilbey (the most famous dress designer in the world), Elizabeth Russell (owner of a British fashion house), Elizabeth Russell's butler.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 7, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Star Auf Dem Laufsteg" (Star on the Catwalk).
      Holland: Nummer 5 "Lente in Parijs" (Spring in Paris).

      Funny notes:
      The sign on Jerrica's desk in her office at Starlight Music says "MISS BENTON".

      This is the first time ever Jem and the Holograms go to Paris, atleast Kimber.

      Jerrica studied hard in school, and she studied French.

      Rio says the line "Truly Outrageous".

      Samples:

    • The Misfit

      Eric Raymond manages to get the Misfits booked on the opening night of the new entertainment centre, instead of Jem and the Holograms. A new girl arrives at Starlight house, a troublemaker who prefers the Misfits.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Starlight House warden, and Julie.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 7, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Der Grosse Flop" (The Big Flop).
      Holland: Nummer 5 "Het Buiten-Beentje" (The Outer Leg).

      Funny notes:
      Pizzazz calls the Holograms "Hollowimps".

      Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms don't live at the Starlight House, only the Starlight girls do.

      There's a new Starlight girl named Julie, she gets her own room. She is a fan of the Misfits, but not of the Holograms.

      There's a warden at Starlight house, who has an office there. She is very stricly dressed and wears a tie, and has green curly hair.

      The Starlight House has two cement lions on the sides of the stairs at the entrance.

      Jem and the Holograms are booked by Eric at a club called the Poco Club.

      In England it's apparently considered a good gig to perform at the opening of a mall, even for a big act like Jem and the Holograms.

      There's a Misfits song with the line "...our music's better..." perhaps referring to the Jem theme and the line "our songs are better".

      Samples:

  • No 11
    Drum Theatre info and picture, Berets fashion tip, pop quiz.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • Rock and Run

      Jem and the Holograms are taking part in the opening of a new gym. When the Misfits manage to crash the party and ruin Jerrica's business deals, Jem and the Holograms manage to make a valuable acquaintance instead.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Mr. Van Der Goot (of Van Der Goot Sportswear), and Crystal Waters (daughter of Stadium owner).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 7, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Fit Für Den Hit" (Fit For the Hit)

      Funny notes:
      Kimber takes notice that the photographers are only interested in taking Jem's picture, but isn't bothered by it.

      Kimber isn't very interested in business things like facts, figures, dates, and times.

      A company called Van Der Goot Sportswear is mentioned. Dutch?

      The Misfits are using the fact that they are still signed to Starlight Music, to make bad publicity for Jerrica.

      Aja says the line "Truly Outrageous".

      Rio makes a business deal for Starlight Music, even though Jerrica objects at first.

      The Holograms make Jerrica come along jogging, which she apparently never usually does.

      Apparently there's a shower in Jerrica's office.

      Shana's skincolor is much darker on one page.

      Shana takes the mike and sings instead of Jem.

      Samples:

    • Dog and Bones

      Jerrica is left with a dog to take care of, which she doesn't want, and Eric has a suggestion to make Starlight Music more profitable, which involves selling Starlight House.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Eric, Starlight girls, Alison (new Starlight girl), Mrs. Carter (an old lady).

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 8, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Kein Herz Für Tiere" (No Heart For Animals).

      Funny notes:
      Apparently Eric is afraid of dogs, he is bit by a Jack Russell, and Shana helps him look over the "wound".

      The line "and he got down to business" is used, perhaps referring to the song "Gettin' Down To Business", and Jerrica happens to be wearing that specific outfit with the same name in that scene.

      There's a new Starlight girl named "Alison".

      Mrs. Bailey is not around, instead there's a "Mrs. Carter".

      Eric has a big luxurious house, much bigger than in the cartoon, and he has pictures of himself on the walls.

      Samples:

  • No 12
    The Pretenders info and picture, jewelry tips, puzzles.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette.
    Stories:
    • Record Shop Rumpus

      Eric buys a chain of record shops so that Starlight Music will be able to control the sale of their records. He manages to get Rio to help him promote the stores and the Misfits, by tricking Rio that Jerrica has been two-timing him.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, and Eric Raymond.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 8, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Gemeine Geschäfte" (Common business).

      Funny notes:
      A line in the lyrics of a new song is "we're gonna make it...". Another songs says "Let's make a new start... again break my heart...". A line from a Misfits song says "New on the scene... the best that there's been...".

      Eric, who still owns half of Starlight Music, has bought the Priceright record shops, and renamed them "Starlight Record Shops".

      Rio seems to respect Eric and calls him "Mr. Raymond".

      Samples:

    • The Show Must Go On

      The Starlight girls are invited to perform at a musical. But the producer is given a hard time by the previous producer who is determined to get revenge for being fired, and takes help from Eric to put up a Misfits gig the same evening.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, the Starlight Girls, Jill Jones, Bryan Brayson.

      International:
      Germany: Nr.8, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Kleine Stars Ganz Gross" (Little Stars Very Large).

      Funny notes:
      There's a theatre named "Astral Theatre", (like the character Astral in a later episode of the cartoon).

      The Starlight girls look very different, but perhaps Ba Nee can be recognized a bit.

      There's a newspaper called "Daily Herald".

      Roxy speaks the line "How does it feel", which is the title of a Misfits song.

      Samples:

  • No 13
    Red Box info and picture. Has never been found, and may not have been released, was only pictured in the previous issue to be released next. Instead the stories may have been those that appeared in the specials that followed, especially the story "'Fan'tastic" which featured a story with Jem and the Holograms throwing letters up in the air like on the cover of this unreleased issue. The Dutch release stopped before the stories in this issue. Anyone got this issue and can confirm it's existance, please send me a mail.
    Stories:
    • 'Fan'tastic (Guess)
      Appeared instead in Special No.2.

  • Special No.1
    Shakin' Stevens poster, David Bowie poster, Nick Kamen picture and info, puzzles.
    Ads: Jem dolls, Rock Backstager / Cassette, Disney magazine.
    Stories:
    • Opportunity Knocks

      Jem and Eric are both invited to be judges on a talent show. They both discover a talented singer-songwriter, but Eric plans to sign her to Starlight Music with a contract that will only allow her to write songs for the Misfits.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Herman Harper (host of Talent Tonight), Sapphire Jewel (musical editor of Gloss Magazine and chat show hostess), and Sarah Marks (singer-songwriter who won Talent Tonight).

      International:
      Germany: Nr.9, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Jagd Auf Ein Talent" (A Talent Hunt).

      Funny notes:
      There's a TV-show called "Talent Tonight", where Eric and Jem are panel judges for one show. It's very similar to today's shows like "America's Got Talent", with a mixture of singers, jugglers, clowns, and magicians. The performers include: The Juggling Johnsons, The Sparkplugs, Mr. Pobbles Performing Poodles, The Amazing Marvo, The Tripp Family, Mystery Impressionist, and Sarah Marks.

      There's a magazine called "Gloss".

      Synergy is located somewhere called "Synergy's secret base".

      Samples:

    • Day Of Disasters

      Eric decides to turn the good publicity, that Jem and the Holograms get for Starlight House, into bad publicity by sabotaging their visit with the Starlight girls to a water park.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Synergy, Eric Raymond, Janie (Starlight girl), Louise (Starlight girl), and Amanda (Starlight girl).

      International:
      Germany: Nr.9, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Abenteuer Im Freizeitpark" (Adventure in the Amusementpark).

      Funny notes:
      The gate at Starlight House says "Starlight House" on top.

      There's a Starlight girl named "Janie", who is a good climber, one named "Louise", and another one named "Amanda".

      The song lyrics to the song "Only The Beginning" are different and go "Only the beginning... everything will...".

      Samples:

    • Rio To The Rescue

      Jerrica sees Eric Raymond's secretary sneaking around, and finds a letter with an invitation for Jem and the Holograms to be one of the country's representatives in the Worldavision Music Contest. But it turns out Eric changed the date on the letter, so the Misfits would win.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond's secretary.

      International:
      France: Rock Parade "Un Manager De Haut Vol" (A high-flying manager)
      Germany: Nr.9, Sammelband Nr.:1003 "Rio hebt Ab" (Rio lfits from).

      Funny notes:
      The title reminds of the Jem and the Holograms song "To The Rescue".

      Jem and the Holograms take part in a music contest called "Worldavision" which probably refers to the European song contest called "Eurovision Song Contest".

      Jem and the Holograms sing a mistaken lyric in the song "Only The Beginning", "...in the beginning".

      Rio has been taking lessons for his own helicopter pilot's licence. Similar to the cartoon where he flies his own airplane.

      Samples:

    • Wonderland

      Rio fixes a gig for Jem and the Holograms at the opening night of a hotel in Canada, called Wonderland, which is a completely computerized hi-tech playground for the rich and famous. Eric realizes their appearance at the hotel is worth alot of publicity, and decides to come along with the Misfits to put the computer out of action.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Synergy, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Johnny Dooley (owner of Wonderland hotel in Canada), Warren Worthington III (guest at wonderland hotel), Scott (guest at wonderland hotel), Bobby (guest at wonderland hotel), Hank (chef at Wonderland hotel).

      International:
      Germany: Nr.10 "" (). (Guess)

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms go to Canada.

      There's a massive computer called Cerebro, controlling everthing at the high-tech hotel, Jem introduced Synergy to Cerebro. Cerebro turns out to be slightly smarter than Synergy.

      Stormer finally shows a sign of being the nice Misfits, when she wants to make sure no one gets hurt by Eric's schemes.

      Samples:

  • Special No.2
    Brilliant Buttons fashion tips.
    Ads: Tinkerbell's magic beauty products, Rock 'n Curl Jem, Jem dolls.
    Stories:
    • Cruising

      The princess of Lichenburg invites Jem and the Holograms to play at her luxury cruiser, and the Misfits manages to sneak onboard. When someone steals the Lichenburg diamonds from the princess, Jem and the Holograms are suspected and locked into their cabin. Jerrica is able to switch places with a hologram of Jem, and starts investigating the theft.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Princess Daniela of Licthenburg, Chief bodyguard Max Stern.

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 10 "Die Kreuzfahrt" (The Cruise).

      Funny notes:
      Perhaps a little bit of a mix between the episodes, "Island of Deception" and "The Princess And The Singer", at first glance, as a princess in Europe invited them to play at her cruiser. But the story is quite different though.

      Eric appears to kiss Jerrica on the cheek.

      Kimber seems interested in fashion.

      Shana says almost the exact line from the first cartoon episode "The Beginning", "There's enough gear here to start a dozen rock groups" when she says "There's enough gear here to launch a dozen rock bands".

      The princess comments on Jem's earrings "They're most unusual. The light seems to reflect and dance in them".

      Kimber talks about a great-aunt Mabel.

      Pizzazz calls the Holograms "Wimpograms".

      Jerrica creates holograms of lots of guitars.

      Bruce Springsteen is mentioned.

      Jem wears Kimber's outfit "Permanent Wave". The Misfits each wear "Just Misbehavin'". Jerrica wears her piece of Flash 'n Sizzle.

      Samples:

    • Monkeys And Misfits

      Eric had the Rockin' Roadster sabotaged to replace Jem and the Holograms with the Misfits at the launch of a cruise ship. Jerrica decides to outstage the Misfits by appearing at the opening of a very special Zoo, where the animals live in their natural environment, where the owner was friend of her father. But the Misfits manage to give the zoo bad publicity by sabotaging for the animals.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Zoo owner Mr. Darwin,

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 11 "Das Affentheater" (The charade).

      Funny notes:
      Rio seems to take care of the Rockin' Roadster, like checking it before their gigs.

      The words "Surprise, surprise" appear in the story, perhaps referring to the Misfits' song.

      Jem and the Holograms sing the song "Only The Beginning".

      Samples:

    • 'Fan'tastic

      Eric finds out how much Jem and the Holograms' depends on their fanclub, and realizes the Misfits don't really have any dedicated fans. So he takes control of Jem and the Holograms' fan club and sends out Misfits material instead.

      Characters: Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, Rio, Synergy, The Misfits, Eric Raymond, Mr. Paramont of Paramont Public Relations,

      International:
      Germany: Nr. 10 "Jagd Auf Fans" (Hunt for fans).

      Funny notes:
      Jem and the Holograms have a song with the lyrics "Every time I see you... I want to be near you...".

      Jerrica is the one who takes care of all of the fan club mail. And she isn't getting any help from the others, and is exhausted, much like in certain episodes of the cartoon.

      The Misfits have a song with the lyrics "We are the best... Forget the rest...".

      Eric considers professional photographers a waste of money, and thinks he can do it just as well.

      Eric finds out some personal preferences of the Misfits when starting their fan club. Stormer's favorite color is yellow (which is not too far out there compared to the cartoon according to what colors she wore), what Pizzazz likes to do most is lazing on a hot beach, and what Roxy dislikes the most are Jem and the Holograms.

      Jem and the Holograms have a tour van.

      Eric owns a pink van.

      Jem and the Holograms have a song with the lyrics "Yes, we're back... Have a tour pack...".

      Samples:

  • Special Edition Jem Magazine
    A magazine of only 8 pages and with no comic stories, more than the fact that it has descriptions about the characters, and some more or less correct info about the story in the first episodes of the cartoon. It has had a page about the dolls, where some early prototype pictures were used, showing the Holograms and the Misfits with instruments without their sticker on them. On the back was a contest where you could win the first five episodes on VHS or Betamax (the UK releases in PAL), if you answered the following questions correctly: What are the names of the three Holograms? What is the name of the foster home that was burnt down? What is the name of the motor car used by Jem and The Holograms? And you were also supposed to write why you would like to join Jem and the Holograms. There was also an offer for a music cassette with the songs "Who Is He Kissing?", "Jealousy", and "Universal Appeal" and "The Jem Theme", where you were to sendin a proof of purchase of the Jem/Jerrica doll (2 JemStar Points) and it had to be that doll and include it's 4000 code number.

    Pages:

Das Mädchen Jem (Germany), 1988 by Bastei:
Same as the UK stories, but mixed up in a different order, and issue 11 includes stories from the UK Annual story books. Issue #6 until #10 featured re-colored and sometiems re-drawn cover art from the UK comics covers, where Jem was given a different fashion.

  • Nr.1
    Includes a Jem poster.
    Stories:
    Ein Super-Star Und Seine Fruende ("Has Been" Jem Comic UK #1).
    Geheime Verschwörung ("Charity Begins At Home" Jem Comic UK #2).
    Die Doppel Gängerin ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3).

    Ads: Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.2
    Includes a Jem poster in A3 size, and a poster of Rob Lowe.
    Stories:
    Manege frei für die Holograms ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic UK #5).
    Ein Retter In Der Not ("The Greatest Gift" Jem Comic UK #6).
    Das Spukhaus ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic UK #4).

    Ads: Conny magazines, Vanessa magazine, and Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.3
    Includes a Jem poster in A3 size, and posters of Don Johnson and Clark Datchler from Johnny Hates Jazz.
    Stories:
    Der Schein Trügt ("The End Of The Road" Jem Comic UK #7).
    Ein Feuriger Auftritt ("On the Road to Rockville" Jem Comic UK #8).
    Geheimnisvolle Botschaft ("Hidden Message" Jem Comic UK #9).

    Ads: Conny magazines and Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.4
    Includes a Jem poster in A3 size, and posters of Rick Astley and Nick Kamen.
    Stories:
    Reisefieber ("Look Out, World, Here We Come!" Jem Comic UK #1).
    Dem Geheimnis Auf Der Spur ("What the Eye Doesn't See" Jem Comic UK #2).
    Kidnapping In Paris ("Twilight in Paris" Jem Comic UK #3).

    Ads: Conny magazine, and Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.5
    A poster of Eddie Murphy, Jon Bon Jovi and Sting.
    Stories:
    Ein Schutzengel Für Alle ("The Kidnappers Strike Again" Jem Comic UK #4).
    Chaos Auf Capri ("Chaos In Capri" Jem Comic UK #5).
    Die Unheimliche Diana ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic UK #6).

    Ads: Two of Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.6
    Same cover image as UK comic #8 but re-colored. Includes posters of Terence Trent D'arby, Whitney Houston and Curiosity Killed the Cat.
    Stories:
    Der Schatz Der Pharaonen ("The Treasure Of The Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7).
    Der Schein Trügt ("Seeing is Believing" Jem Comic UK #8).
    Skandal In Sydney ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9).

    Ads: Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.7
    Same cover image as on the UK Special No.1. Includes posters of INXS and Rick Astley (again).
    Stories:
    Fit Für Den Hit ("Rock and Run" Jem Comic UK #11).
    Star Auf Dem Laufsteg ("Springtime In Paris" Jem Comic UK #10)
    Der Grosse Flop ("The Misfit" Jem Comic UK #10)

    Ads: Vanessa magazine, and two of Biggi magazine.

  • Nr.8
    Same cover image as UK comic #12 but re-colored and partly re-drawn giving Jem a different dress. Includes a Jem poster in A3 size, and posters of Matt Goss in Bros, and Matthew Broderick.
    Stories:
    Gemeine Geschäfte ("Record Shop Rumpus" Jem Comic UK #12).
    Kleine Stars Ganz Gross ("The Show Must Go On" UK #12)
    Kein Herz Für Tiere ("Dog and Bones" #11)

    Ads: Play-Doh.

  • Nr.9
    Same cover image as UK comic #10 but re-colored and partly re-drawn giving Jem a different dress. Includes poster of Terence Trent D'Arby again.
    Stories:
    Jagd Auf Ein Talent ("Opportunity Knocks" Jem Comic UK Special #1).
    Abenteuer Im Freizeitpark ("Day Of Disasters" Jem Comic UK Special #1)
    Rio hebt Ab ("Rio To The Rescue" Jem Comic UK Special #1)

    Ads: Two of Atari, and Keypers toys.

  • Nr.10
    The only issue where the Jem logo on the cover has been edited, straight lines have been drawn to seperate the letters in the Jem logo. Jem, Shana and Aja have the wrong colors of their hair and outfits on the cover. Includes a poster of Michael Hutchence.
    Stories:
    Wunderland ("Wonderland" Jem Comic UK Special #1).
    Jagd Auf Fans ("'Fan'tastic" Jem Comic UK Special #2 (Guess))
    Die Kreuzfahrt ("The Cruise" Jem Comic UK Special #2 (Guess))

    Ads: Lady Lovely Locks magazine, and Conny magazine.

  • Nr.11
    Includes a poster of Ralph Macchio. The cover, aswell as several of the stories, comes from the 1988 UK Annual.
    Stories:
    Das Affentheater ("Monkeys And Misfits" Jem Comic UK Special No.2).
    Ein Brief Von Eric Raymond ("A Message From Mr Raymond..." from the Annual 1988 UK).
    Ein Erfolgreicher Reinfall ("Night Of The Dolphins" from the Annual 1988 UK).
    Jem Hebt Ab ("Higher And Higher!" from the Annual 1988 UK).

    Ads: Mini Stars LP/MC/CD, Biggi magazine.

Das Mädchen Jem Sammelband (Germany), 1988 by Bastei:
These were the same as the other german Jem comics, but put togheter three issues in one, in the same order, with more or less new covers.

  • Nr.:1001
    The cover art is taken from the German comic cover Nr.8. For some funny reason, the front cover of this collection has the edited Jem logo from the German issue #10, although none of the stories from that issue is included here.
    Stories:
    Ein Super-Star Und Seine Fruende ("Has Been" Jem Comic UK #1).
    Geheime Verschwörung ("Charity Begins At Home" Jem Comic UK #2).
    Die Doppel Gängerin ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3).
    Manege frei für die Holograms ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic UK #5).
    Ein Retter In Der Not ("The Greatest Gift" Jem Comic UK #6).
    Das Spukhaus ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic UK #4).
    Der Schein Trügt ("The End Of The Road" Jem Comic UK #7).
    Ein Feuriger Auftritt ("On the Road to Rockville" Jem Comic UK #8).
    Geheimnisvolle Botschaft ("Hidden Message" Jem Comic UK #9).

    Ads: Same as in the separate issues.

  • Nr.:1002
    The cover art is taken from the German comic cover Nr.9. For some funny reason, the front cover of this collection has the edited Jem logo from the German issue #10, although none of the stories from that issue is included here.
    Stories:
    Reisefieber ("Look Out, World, Here We Come!" Jem Comic UK #1).
    Dem Geheimnis Auf Der Spur ("What the Eye Doesn't See" Jem Comic UK #2).
    Kidnapping In Paris ("Twilight in Paris" Jem Comic UK #3).
    Ein Schutzengel Für Alle ("The Kidnappers Strike Again" Jem Comic UK #4).
    Chaos Auf Capri ("Chaos In Capri" Jem Comic UK #5).
    Die Unheimliche Diana ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic UK #6).
    Der Schatz Der Pharaonen ("The Treasure Of The Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7).
    Der Schein Trügt ("Seeing is Believing" Jem Comic UK #8).
    Skandal In Sydney ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9).

    Ads: Same as in the separate issues.

  • Nr.:1003
    The cover art is taken from the US Hardcover storybooks.
    Stories:
    Fit Für Den Hit ("Rock and Run" Jem Comic UK #11).
    Star Auf Dem Laufsteg ("Springtime In Paris" Jem Comic UK #10)
    Der Grosse Flop ("The Misfit" Jem Comic UK #10)
    Gemeine Geschäfte ("Record Shop Rumpus" Jem Comic UK #12).
    Kleine Stars Ganz Gross ("The Show Must Go On" UK #12)
    Kein Herz Für Tiere ("Dog and Bones" #11)
    Jagd Auf Ein Talent ("Opportunity Knocks" Jem Comic UK Special #1).
    Abenteuer Im Freizeitpark ("Day Of Disasters" Jem Comic UK Special #1)
    Rio hebt Ab ("Rio To The Rescue" Jem Comic UK Special #1)

    Ads: Same as in the separate issues.

Comics (Holland):
6 issues, came out once a month. Same as the UK comics but less issues, but with the double amount of stories in each, 4 instead of 2. And all stories are in the same order. It featured stories from the UK issues 1-12. This should mean that it was 9 or 10 stories that were never released in Holland. Synergy is called "Sinergy". Backs [Information by jemboyholland]

  • Nummer 1

    Stories:
    "Is Geweest" ("Has Been" Jem Comic UK #1)
    "Let Op, Wereld, Wij Komen Eraan!" ("Look Out, World, Here We Come!" Jem Comic UK #1)
    "Liefdadig-Heid Begint Bij Jezelf" ("Charity Begins At Home" Jem Comic UK #2)
    "Wat Het Oog Niet Ziet" ("What The Eye Doesn't See" Jem Comic UK #2)

  • Nummer 2: Jem en de Holograms in Parijs!

    Stories:
    "Een Valse Ster" ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3)
    "Schemer In Parijs" ("Twilight in Paris" Jem Comic UK #3)
    "Het Spookhuis" ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic UK #4)
    "De Kidnappers Duiken Weer Op" ("The Kidnappers Strike Again" Jem Comic UK #4)

  • Nummer 3: Jem en de Holograms in Egypte

    Stories:
    "Een Echte Topper" ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic UK #5)
    "Chaos Op Capri" ("Chaos in Capri" Jem Comic UK #5)
    "Een Grote Gift" ("The Greatest Gift" Jem Comic UK #6)
    "De Godin Diana" ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic UK #6).

  • Nummer 4: Jem en de Holograms in India

    Stories:
    "Het Eind Van De Weg" ("The End Of The Road" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "De Schat Van De Farao's" ("The Treasure Of The Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "Op Weg Naar Rockville" ("On the road to Rockville" Jem Comic UK #8)
    "Zien is Geloven" ("Seeing is Believing" Jem Comic UK #8)

  • Nummer 5: Schandaal in Sydney

    Stories:
    "Schandaal in Sydney" ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9)
    "Verborgen Boodschap" ("Hidden Message" Jem Comic UK #9)
    "Lente in Parijs" ("Springtime in Paris" Jem Comic UK #10)
    "Het Buiten-Beentje" ("The Misfit" Jem Comic UK #10)

  • Nummer 6: Jem en de Holograms gaan op de sportieve tour [Picture by jemboyholland]

    Stories:
    ("Rock and Run" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Dog and Bones" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Record Shop Rumpus" Jem Comic UK #12)
    ("The Show Must Go On" Jem Comic UK #12)

Omnibus (Holland), 1986 by Francis Schenk Promotions:

Two collections were released which included the 24 stories (12 in each) of the previously released Jem magazines, in the same order.

  • Comic Nummer 1: Met 12 komplete verhalen van Jem en de Holograms

    Stories:
    "Is Geweest" ("Has Been" Jem Comic UK #1)
    "Let Op, Wereld, Wij Komen Eraan!" ("Look Out, World, Here We Come!" Jem Comic UK #1)
    "Liefdadig-Heid Begint Bij Jezelf" ("Charity Begins At Home" Jem Comic UK #2)
    "Wat Het Oog Niet Ziet" ("What The Eye Doesn't See" Jem Comic UK #2)
    "Een Valse Ster" ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3)
    "Schemer In Parijs" ("Twilight in Paris" Jem Comic UK #3)
    "Het Spookhuis" ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic UK #4)
    "De Kidnappers Duiken Weer Op" ("The Kidnappers Strike Again" Jem Comic UK #4)
    "Een Echte Topper" ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic UK #5)
    "Chaos Op Capri" ("Chaos in Capri" Jem Comic UK #5)
    "Een Grote Gift" ("The Greatest Gift" Jem Comic UK #6)
    "De Godin Diana" ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic UK #6)

  • Comic Nummer 2: 12 nieuwe avonturen van Jem en de Holograms [Picture by jemboyholland]

    Stories:
    "Het Eind Van De Weg" ("The End Of The Road" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "De Schat Van De Farao's" ("The Treasure Of The Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "Op Weg Naar Rockville" ("On the Road to Rockville" Jem Comic UK #8)
    "Zien is Geloven" ("Seeing is Believing" Jem Comic UK #8)
    "Schandaal in Sydney" ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9)
    "Verborgen Boodschap" ("Hidden Message" Jem Comic UK #9)
    "Lente in Parijs" ("Springtime in Paris" Jem Comic UK #10)
    "Het Buiten-Beentje" ("The Misfit" Jem Comic UK #10)
    ("Rock and Run" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Dog and Bones" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Record Shop Rumpus" Jem Comic UK #12)
    ("The Show Must Go On" Jem Comic UK #12)

Comics, 1987 by Whitman (France):

Two comic books were released which each included 4 stories, mixed from UK issues # 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and the Special #1. The pages are thicker than the UK comics, and the magazines contains no advertising, except for the list of other storybooks on the last page.

  • Jem: Rock Parade
    Same cover image as UK issue #5.
    Stories:
    Rock Parade ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic UK #5)
    La maison hantée ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic UK #4)
    Qui Est Qui? ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3)
    Un Manager De Haut Vol ("Rio To The Rescue" Jem Comic UK Special #1)

  • Le Trésor Des Pharaons
    Same cover image as UK issue #7.
    Stories:
    Le Trésor Des Pharaons ("The Treasure Of The Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7)
    La Déesse Diane ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic UK #6)
    Quiproquo Á Capri ("Chaos In Capri" Jem Comic UK #5)
    Scandale Á Sydney ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9)

Jem Magazine (Italy), 1987-1988 by Panini:

Contain the same stories as the UK comics, and all stories are in the same order. Covers drawn by Italian artists. An advertisement was included inside and on the back, for Jem stickers and Billy's juice.

  • Anno 1. No 1 Novembre 1987
    Horoscopes, idol information about: Europe, Cyndi Lauper, Nick Kamen, Bananarama, Duran Duran and George Michael. One month calendar, a romantic test, games, Advertisements for Jem Star Stage and Jem and the Holograms first edition dolls, Jem sticker book ad, Jem shoes ad. Travel information about London.
    Stories:
    "Antefatto" ("Has Been" Jem Comick UK #1)
    "Occhio Mondo, Eccoci Qua!" ("Look Out, World, Here We Come!" Jem Comic UK #1)
    "La Carita' Comincia A Casa Propria" ("Charity Begins At Home" Jem Comic UK #2)
    "Quello Che L'Occhio Non Deve Vedere" ("What The Eye Doesn't See" Jem Comic UK #2)
    "Scambio D'Identita'" ("False Feathers" Jem Comic UK #3)
    "Il Tramonto A Parigi" ("Twilight in Paris" Jem Comic UK #3)

  • Anno 1. No 2 Dicembre 1987
    Contains Horoscopes, Crosswords some pages of information about the artist Prince, and information about the city Barcelona.
    Stories:
    "La Dimora Della Paura" ("The House Of Fear" Jem Comic #4)
    "I Rapitori Colpiscono Ancora" ("The Kidnappers Strike Again" Jem Comic #4)
    "Concerto Rock Al Circo" ("Big Top Pop" Jem Comic #5)
    "Caos A Capri" ("Chaos in Capri" Jem Comic #5)
    "Il Regalo Piu Gradito" ("The Greatest Gift" Jem Comic #6)
    "La Dea Diana" ("The Goddess Diana" Jem Comic #6)

  • Anno 2. No 1 Gennaio 1988
    Jem Star Stage and Jem and the Holograms first eidition dolls ad, Jem sticker book ad. Idol info on David Bowie, Horocopes. One month calendar. Games. Travel: Paris. Fashion: winter.
    Stories:
    "Alla Fine Della Strada" ("The End Of The Road" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "Il Tesoro Del Faraone" ("The Treasures of the Pharaohs" Jem Comic UK #7)
    "Sulla Strada Di Rockville" ("On the road to Rockville" Jem Comic UK #8)
    "Vedere Per Credere" ("Seeing is Believing" Jem Comic UK #8)
    "Scandalo A Sydney" ("Scandal in Sydney" Jem Comic UK #9)
    "Il Messaggio Nascosto" ("Hidden Message" Jem Comic UK #9)

  • Anno 2. No 2 Febbraio 1988
    Stories:
    ("Springtime in Paris" Jem Comic UK #10)
    ("The Misfit" Jem Comic UK #10)
    ("Rock and Run" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Dog and Bones" Jem Comic UK #11)
    ("Record Shop Rumpus" Jem Comic UK #12)
    ("The Show Must Go On" Jem Comic UK #12)

Magazines (Italy):

  • Topolino magazine
    23 parts featuring the Jem dolls. Released on a famous Italian comics revue (Walt Disney Micky Mouse). Also included advertisements for the dolls, see the page Advertising. Samples 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. [Information by Marco Valli, pictures by Luciano Canova and Marco Valli]

Jem (Mexico), 1988 by ViD Editorial:
Cover art by Ángel Gonzáles, Written by Hugo García M., Illustrated by Alfonso Sánchez J., dialogue by Víctor Sánchez J., Colorized by Rafael Tejada. The size of these comics are smaller than A5. Here are two samples of an unknown issue of the magazine sample 1, sample 2. Advertising for the Jem comic appeared on the back of other comics released by the same publishing company.

  • Núm. 1: "El Comienzo"
    7 September.
    Characters: Jem/Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Rio, Ba Nee, Terri, Eric Raymond, Synergy.
    Funny notes:
    The story starts of by Jerrica speaking directly to the reader.

    Eric smokes, which I guess is a way of making him look scarier.

    Rio has brown hair.

    The building of Starlight Music looks very different, and isn't entirely covered with glass.

    Jerrica wears another dress when going to Starlight Music for the first time, she wears the "Like A Dream" fashion.

    The Misfits come driving in on regular motorcycles when they enter Eric's office at Starlight Music.

    Stormer is misspelled as "Stromer".

    Aja is the one who shows Jerrica the box that arrived with the earrings, instead of Kimber.

    Synergy appears as an image in the mirror of the desk in Jerrica's bedroom.

    Instead of going to the drive-in, all that stuff appears right there in Starlight House.

    Jem has pink and blonde hair.

    Jem projects a hologram of a tiger.

    Jerrica wears Jem's original outfit.

    Rio wears his doll outfit.

    Samples:

  • Núm. 2
  • Núm. 3
  • Núm. 4

  • Núm. 5: "Los Mil y Un Aretes"
    19 October.
    Story:
    Characters: Jem/Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana, Rio, Synergy, Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer.
    Funny notes:
    Rio has brown hair.

    The Jemstar earrings are shaped as regular stars.

    Stormer has some unknown earrings.

    Jem has pink and blonde hair.

    Rio is beaten so bad he's got blood in his face.

    On one page Jem's original dress is cut and doesn't cover over her shoulders.

    Jem projects a hologram of a monster-Pizzazz.

    Samples:

  • Núm. 6
  • Núm. 7

  • Núm. 8: "Jamaica SKA"
    19 October.
    Story:
    Characters: Jem, Kimber, Aja, Shana,
    Funny notes:
    Jem and the Holograms travel to Jamaica.

    Samples:

  • Núm. 9
  • Núm. 10

  • Núm. 11
    19 October.
    Story:
    Characters: Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, Shana,
    Funny notes:

    Samples:

Unit:E, 2011 by Hasbro:

A 24 pages collaboration between some of Hasbro's most known or new toylines like Candy Land, Stretch Armstrong, The Micronauts, Battleship Galaxies, The Action Man, M.A.S.K, Jem, Transformers, Inhumanoids, GI JOE. Synergy plays a big role.

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