Morning Glories #8

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

What is Morning Glory Academy, and what does it want with Casey, Zoe, Hunter, Ike, Jade, and Jun? What mysteries connect the six of them to the school, and what is their true potential? This spellbinding issue brings us one step closer to the answers to those pivotal questions!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Mar 19, 2011

    What is clear, though, is that Morning Glories, which one could say has wrapped up its first season now that the debut volume of the TPB is out, is already ahead of its Lost in at least one regard- handling character emotions and attraction. Morning Glories gratefully lacks a Jack and Kate, making the payoff of the Hunter and Casey subplot so much more believable, a welcome contrast to the type of hamfisted romances you see so often on television or in comics. If Morning Glories keeps up this pace, we may just be looking at one of the most important, well-crafted series of all-time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 14, 2011

    Morning Glories is another one of those rare reading treats in a sea of mediocrity. While the mystery and the seemingly out of thin air plot twists will leave you scratching your head in most cases, the twists have just enough of a hook to keep you coming back with each installment. I like the character development that has occurred these last two issue, and to date, this has been my favorite installment. Morning Glories #8 is so worth picking up, earning 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mar 17, 2011

    I'm still not a huge proponent of Eisma's work here, but the fact this issue is primarily focused on character interactions really helps to highlight the artist's strengths. Eisma nails body language, and Spencer's heavy reliance on dialog gives him a chance to show that off. Interestingly, there's a great sequence at the end of the book as Casey awaits Hunter to show up for their date that Eisma makes great use of his panel layout and figure work to handle the scene without much of Spencer's help. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 17, 2011

    Unfortunately, the biggest problem with this book continues to be the art. While clear, crisp, and easy to follow, it's just far too uneven for so otherwise compelling a book. The characters are mostly well drawn, but occasionally look nothing like themselves, even from panel to panel. The backgrounds are generally bare, making the book feel visually inconsequential, instead of rich. A story this textually loaded, with intrigue upon intrigue layered together, should feel that way visually as well, but Joe Eisma's art is too inconsistent and sparse to manage it at this point. Read Full Review

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