Saturday, 1 February 2014

Morning Glories: P.E. Review

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Joe Eisma

How will the Glories fair at P.E.? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

The critically acclaimed smash hit series rolls on with this collection of the blockbuster third arc, 'P.E.!' The first days were just the beginning - when the faculty cancel classes and send the students on an outing in the nearby woods, all hell breaks loose - sending the Glories on a mysterious journey through time and space. Nothing is what it seems to be as Academy's hold on the kids collapses and new threats emerge!

The first couple of volumes of Morning Glories has proven that it's not only a very exciting and interesting series, but that it's also one of the most unique series', proving yet again why Image produces some of the best comics out the now. This volume is not different, taking the Glories to new places, and setting up new developments for the series' future.

Nick Spencer yet again does a fantastic job of adding mystery to this series, by making you ask new questions, and changing the overall tempo of the series slightly. Spencer also yet again goes deeper into the characters personalities, creating some brilliant new developments. Spencer also creates a terrific overall plot to the volume, making it feel self contained at the same time, thus making it new reader friendly. Added to that the way that he continues to tie all the sub plots together alongside the supernatural tone of the series and you can't help but want to read more and more of this great series.

The artwork from Joe Eisma is much the same as it's been throughout the entire series, and it's this consistency along with the overall tone that makes it appeal as much as it does. Eisma adds a lot of depth and energy to the story through his layouts, with them also helping Spencer's script to flow smoothly. Eisma also handles the characters facial expressions perfectly as well, adding a lot of emotion and intensity to the volume. The colours from Alex Sollazzo also give the perfect final tone to the volume, having a very dark and gritty feel to it.

Morning Glories continues to amaze with it's dark and mysterious nature, with the character and overall story development being very intriguing. Highly recommended.

Rating: 8/10