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4.0 out of 5 stars Casey's journey, 16 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Morning Glories Volume 5 TP (Paperback)
Fifth volume of the series of paperbacks which collects issues of the comic Morning Glories. Which tells of a group of teenagers having strange experiences at a very strange boarding school.

This collects issues twenty six to twenty nine of the monthly comic. There is a chapter page between each of them so you can tell where they start and finish.

As with other volumes, it contains some strong language and violence.

And as with every volume since the first, it offers nothing for new readers. So it's not a jumping on point. Even regular readers, as they know, might just get confused.

At the end of book four, you saw Casey return. In this, you will find exactly where she was and what she was doing. Certain other events move forward also.

The narrative is cleverly structured with various characters and scenes being in different times, but it does all work rather well and isn't at all hard to follow.

Trouble is, it does somewhat press the reset button at the end. In that it brings events which began in book three to a conclusion. But it doesn't feel like moves the main storyline along at all. The comic is supposed to run for one hundred issues, and that leaves seventy one to go after this. So maybe it's too early to expect answers. Or maybe you need to look for them, as one line of dialogue in here hints.

The art still remains great, even though some characters do look a bit too similar.

If you're prepared to remain patient with this series, then this is a decent volume. If you're not, be prepared to be frustrated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still a Thumbs Up!, 23 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Morning Glories Volume 5 TP (Paperback)
This marks the start of Season Two but things pick up EXACTLY where they left off and with the same gigantic mystery.

There is a wonderfully wordless beginning and early on there are a lot of mute pages. Clearly Spencer is now assured of his success and can get comfy. Unfortunately there are a lot of talking head pages later on and no matter how much dialogue takes place very little light is shed on what is going on.

The art is so gorgeous that in some senses this doesn’t matter. You are happy just to hang on and let the story meander through the surreal in its own sweet time.

Some readers might be getting grumpy about the lack of revelation and this is certainly one series that deserves to be read in one sitting and not a book every six months.

Still a Thumbs Up!
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