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Nick Spencer – Morning Glories Vol. 4: Truants

June 21, 2013

45. Morning Glories, Vol. 4: Truants by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (2013)
Morning Glories, Volume 4

Read my review of volume:
1. For a Better Future
2. All Will Be Free
3. P.E.

Length: 216 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Graphic Novel

Started / Finished: 05 June 2013

Where did it come from? Borrowed from a friend.
Why do I have it? He got me going on the series back in the day, and keeps feeding me new volumes.

Summary: The new students at the Morning Glory Academy have survived their first semester… this far. But now they’re all separated from each other, not to mention scattered through time, and they are facing something much more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered so far: a group of former Morning Glory students known as the Truants.

Review: So I know I said I was going to give up on Morning Glories until more of it had been published, so that I could read it straight through, and maybe then I would have a prayer of understanding what the hell was going on. But this volume promised that as the end of “Season One”, this volume would answer all of our questions, so I got lured into reading, even though I know I should stick to my original plan and wait. So, two things. First: I get what the Buffy comics are doing with seasons, but it seems weird to me to apply that model here, especially since this issue really didn’t feel like the end of a story arc. Which actually brings me to my second point, which is that all of the promised answers? Did not materialize. I mean, yes, some things made some more sense after this volume, but all of the big questions, I am still pretty much in the dark. This series is interesting, and (as I’ve been thinking) would definitely benefit from a re-read. But while this volume was entertaining enough, it wasn’t as satisfying as I was hoping it would be. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Recommendation: The series barely makes sense when it’s read in order, let alone if it were read out of order. But Lost fans should like the series as a whole… and have the requisite patience when it comes to waiting for answers.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2013 11:18 am

    The Morning Glories is the only comic book I ever dropped because a plot twist in it shocked me.

    • July 13, 2013 4:46 pm

      Dave – I first read that as “dropped” as in “quit”, but that’s kind of awesome that you literally dropped it. :)

  2. July 14, 2013 9:54 pm

    In fact it even happen twice.

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