The GeeksverseMorning Glories #5

Morning Glories #5
Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by

Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Art by: Joe Eisma
Colored by: Alex Sollazzo
Lettered by: Johnny Lowe
Editor: Jade Dodge
Cover: Rodin Esquejo

Sadly the extended preview on Comicbook Resources gives away a key plot point to this issue and last issue. As soon as Casey and Zoe climb the ladder that Casey removed some screws on the day before, the entire thing kind of unravels and it’s no surprise that Casey orchestrated the whole thing, counting on Ike betraying them, in order to rescue Jade.

So a big surprise at the end of the issue is ruined. And it’s easy to guess who Mr. Gribbs is talking to, so thats no surprise.

What Mr Gribbs is trying to get across is a jumbled mess though. The whole thing can be boiled down to “don’t mess with us”. Killing the student in front of Casey is extreme and her reaction even more so.

I still don’t buy all this. It’s a huge issue for me. These kids don’t have the right reactions to the events around them. They accept it all too easily. They have to come up with a plan like this in order to “rescue” another student from the Nurse. They discover that there’s a weird spinning thing in the school. A teacher kills another student as an object lesson.

Yet none of this (along with what happened in earlier issues) causes these kids to freak out? They just accept it.

Really?

Eisma’s art is getting better with each issue. This one forced him to concentrate on expressions, since there were alot of close-ups. Some he hit, and some he missed. The characters are looking more consistent and some of the stiffness is disappearing. He still needs to work on how his characters stand against things (like Gribbs and the desk in this issue).

The lettering in this issue was also a problem. There are two major sound effects and the font used just stands out so badly compared to the rest of the book. It’s not colored right and it’s not a good style to use. It just clashes with the rest of the issue, standing out negatively.

Morning Glories #5 receives
3.5 out of 5

This has potential but the problems still need to be addressed.

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