Sunday, November 21, 2010

Morning Glories #4

We're four issues into this series and I'm still not quite sure what to make of Morning Glories.

That's not a criticism, because the story has been compelling so far.

This series has been slowly rolling out the mystery of what is going on at this mysterious Academy. It focuses on six students who have been admitted to the school, but now find themselves trapped and experiencing strange and sometimes horrifying events.

With this issue, we see them attempt to fight back - and more mysteries pop up.

I can't help but point out the similarities betwen this series and the new Cartoon Network live-action show called Tower Prep. The characters are completely different, but the premise is almost identical. But Morning Glories is much darker and deadlier, and on the TV show the students all have special abilities.

Hopefully this is just a case of great minds thinking alike and not one medium ripping off the other. The comic is the more mature version, and so far writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma have done a terrific job.

Next issue wraps up the opening story arc (though I suspect many mysteries will carry over to future arcs), and I'm certainly hooked. It's a dark, well-written series that will keep you guessing throughout.

Hopefully the answers will be just as compelling.

Grade: A-


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