Morning Glories 21 Review Short Version: Morning Glories 21 from Image Comics, Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, and Rodin Esquejo is a great issue, one those issues that Morning Glories fans wait for while they get through a lot of (necessary) back story and slower issues. We’re introduced to a host of characters and given a lot of backstory, but Spencer does a much better job of balancing the history with the exposition in Morning Glories 21, and there’s plenty of interesting stuff as well. Of course, we still don’t know whose on whose side or what’s going on with time, but it feels like we’re getting closer to an answer, which is a welcome site.
Morning Glories 21 Writer: Nick Spencer
Morning Glories 21 Art: Joe Eisma & Rodin Esquejo
It is not unusual for me to have to read an issue of Morning Glories more than once. In fact, I often have to go back and read multiple issues to make sure I still know what is going on, especially reading it on a monthly and Morning Glories 21 is no exception. Morning Glories, like Lost - an inspiration for it from what I have heard – Morning Glories is rife with things that are going to pay off later, things that may be nothing except madness, and things that aren’t what they appear. Especially that last one. Morning Glories 21 gives us a whole host of new students (such as they are) to worry about who have their own motivation, although it is not clear exactly what that is yet. And, in fact, it appears that they may even be keeping what their real motivation is from one of their own, who is a character that you already know quite well. Morning Glories 21 is a dense issue in a series that is well known for its density. It looks like we may be getting a little less build-up and a little more pay-off soon, which is a good thing. I have thoroughly enjoyed Morning Glories but now, 21 issue in, it is time that we start to get a picture of exactly what is at stake here. That said, Morning Glories 21 is thoroughly intriguing, seems to move everything forward, and is, like the best Morning Glories issues, is equal parts intrigue and utterly confusing madness.
So, have you been reading Morning Glories? Can you explain it to me? Please? I’ve got some theories, but they’re probably going to be wrong. Still, guessing is part of the fun in a series like Morning Glories. Do you mind when a story takes a long time to pay off? How much leeway will you give a writer before you start to wonder if they know where they are going (For the record, I think Spencer does here)? Talk about it in the comments! If you’re done checking out the Morning Glories 21 review, why don’t you look at the Related Posts below, the Recent Posts in the sidebar, or go to a random post on Futile Position!