The Holograms And Misfits Travel To Another World In ‘Jem And The Holograms: Infinite’ [ECCC ’17]
Back when the end of Jem and the Holograms was announced, series writer Kelly Thompson promised that something new and very exciting was on the way for everybody's favorite dayglo pop stars. And Friday at Emerald City Comicon we learned just what that is. Launching in June 2017, Jem And The Holograms: Infinite is a bi-weekly event split into two comics, both written by Thompson. Jem and the Holograms: Infinite will be drawn by Stacey Lee, while current Jem and the Misfits artist Jenn St-Onge will handle art duties on Jem And The Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite. Both books also feature the colors of M. Victoria Robado, ensuring that bright neon look the franchise is known for.
The Infinite story takes the sci-fi elements that have always been a part of Jem to a whole new level, with both bands transported to what sounds like an alternate Earth (or at least a future timeline) in which Jem literally rules the world and Synergy technology is everywhere. That's bound to make the Misfits mad, but what's really going to be interesting is how the Jem we know reacts.
Here are the official solicits from IDW, via the AVClub:
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1 (of 3)
Kelly Thompson (w) • Stacey Lee (a & c)
The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event begins here and now with “INFINITE PART ONE!” Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they’re about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they’d ever imagined possible. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them to a whole new world... literally. And it is going to change EVERYTHING.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #1 (of 3)
Kelly Thompson (w) • Jenn St-Onge (a & c)
The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here in “ INFINITE PART TWO!” Never okay with letting Jem and The Holograms steal the spotlight, The Misfits have followed them to this “brave new world” and are shocked by what they find... a world ruled by JEM and powered by Synergy Hologram Technology. WHAT. IS. EVEN. HAPPENING!?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99