Second volume in the series of paperbacks that collect issues of the comic Morning Glories.
This contains issues seven to twelve of the monthly series. The start and end of each part can be spotted though because each new part begins with a title page and a full page painting of which of the six main characters it will focus on.
This is not a good jumping on point because Morning Glories is a mystery story in the style of TV shows such as Lost. The main characters are in a strange situation and have to figure out what's going on. Start with Morning Glories Volume 1 TP.
This isn't a comic that is marked as being for mature readers but there are bits of violence that don't flinch away from showing the reality of that. And other situations that don't really make it suitable for younger readers.
If you've read volume one you'll know what to expect from this. The six main characters are pupils at a very exclusive school which is keeping them prisoner and putting them through strange psychological tests. The comic is planned to run for one hundred issues. And since this is thus still comparatively early in it's life there's precious little in the way of answers yet. But it does throw up more intriging questions. Keep the character interaction compelling. And each part here does fill in the back story of certain characters very intriguingly.
It does leave you desperate to know what will happen next.
So this may not be for everyone, but it's a compelling read and I look forward to finding what happens in volume three.
This is kind of an origin book, not for the evil school, but for our six characters. Each of them gets an issue which delves a little into their past. It does double the amount of questions that you have and makes the book seem much more fragmented than the first volume but you don't mind.
This is definitely a brave book with the mystery increasing exponentially and flashing back (and maybe forward) in time so there is a lot to keep track of. There are some interesting decisions such as the importance of a cheerleading team in a school for psychopaths but on the whole you want to stick with it. It's the throwaway comments that really get your interest and make this feel like a very measured and controlled enigma.
The art is just as good as the first volume and there are some very subtle changes to the style during flashbacks that works particularly well. The covers - which are gorgeous - have been included before each issue. As these are single issue tales this works but hopefully we will go back to the seamless story of the first volume next time.
This series is about a private school for potentially gifted children and it follows one year group. So far I don't know what the demon faculty are looking for in this one student but it must be powerful if they are willing to kidnap torture and kill for it. Great illustrations and definitely worth a read if you were ever into Buffy.
Totally agree with the other reviewer. This book is strange yet compelling. More questions than answers, but I have no doubt that Spencer has the whole thing plotted out. Let's hope the series continues long enough for this to happen.
You do need to read vol.1 first (statement of the obvious?) but if you haven't dipped into the weird world of Morning Glories, don't hesitate-do it now-you won't regret it!
The second and most recent trade paperback of Morning Glories.
It continues the story of 6 kids at the Morning Glory accademy, and dont read this until you have read the previous book, as it probably wont make a lot of sense. (so go back and buy it if you havent and then finish reading the review then buy the book)
This answers a number of questions from the first book and then promptly asks a load more.
It continues to be a fun ride with a close up look at some of the characters and exploring the murderous school in more detail.
The artwork continues to shine and with some great lines and interesting characters.