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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Morning Glories

While driving home alone this afternoon, I had the radio cranked up to avoid sleeping on the wheel. The DJs were talking about this new comic book series: Morning Glories.  I didn’t hear the full review, but I liked what I heard; not so much the Lost meets Gossip Girl description though. Not a fan of either TV series.


Here’s an excerpt from the review from Comic Book Resources:

“Morning Glories” #1 is an engaging and fun read that introduces the eponymous Morning Glory Academy and its newest students by letting the reader in on some of the mysteries, an act that only raises more questions, most of which the students haven’t come close to asking yet.

The issue kicks off with a bang by showing an escape attempt from the school. No explanation for what’s so wrong is given, but something clearly is if a group of students plot an escape by blowing up part of the school. Instead of teasing the point, Spencer gets it right out there: Morning Glory Academy isn’t what it seems. Though it appears to be a premier prep school that caters to only the best and the brightest, the reality is far different. How the image and reality both manage to exist is, perhaps, the most interesting question, since the school is successful in graduating top students that go on to Ivy League schools. That tension hangs over the issue as we’re introduced to six new students who have no idea what they’re getting themselves into (though we don’t entirely either).

I’ll check it out in bookstore, although I’m considering getting the digital edition instead. At $1.99 per issue, it doesn’t seem too much of an expense. We’ll see.

Have you read Morning Glories? What’s your favorite Comic Book series?