• Morning Glories #9

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Great

    The truth about Jun – at least some of it.

    Writer: Nick Spencer
    Art: Joe Eisma
    Colors: Alex Sollazzo
    Letters: Johnny Lowe
    Editor: Jade Dodge
    Cover Art: Rodin Esquejo
    Publisher: Image Comics/Shadowline

    Writer: Nick Spencer

Art: Joe Eisma

Colors: Alex Sollazzo

Letters: Johnny Lowe

Editor: Jade Dodge

Cover Art: Rodin Esquejo

Publisher: Image Comics/ShadowlineThis issue of Morning Glories continues its spotlight series, delving into the history of individual members of our cast. This time around, it’s the quiet, soft-spoken Jun, who has found himself in a pretty untenable position. His own twin brother, Hisao, who has been at the school for five years now, has been completely indoctrinated in the strange system.

    In this issue, Hisao has Jun at gunpoint, sending him into a bit of a flashback sequence. We see the young Jun and Hisao as the school arrives to recruit them, and we get yet another clue about the school’s strange… requirements. As weird as the story leading up to it goes, the clue we get here is just as incomprehensible. I really like what Nick Spencer is doing with this book, but as I said last month, he’s really got to start connecting the dots. We’ve got one issue left, a Jade-centric issue, and given what we learned about her a few issues ago, that would be the one where we really have a chance to see how things come together.

    As far as this issue itself, I do think the stuff we get about Jun is perhaps the most interesting out of all the character issues we’ve seen so far. There’s a pretty big surprise at the end, which not only changes the way we see the character (and gives us a bit more insight into just what kind of a person he is), but also adds something to the knowledge we have about the school itself.

    Again, Joe Eisma delivers easily on the artistic side of things. His depictions of the twins absolutely look like the same people at two different ages, not always the easiest thing for an artist to pull off.

    Another strong issue, but we need to get more. And soon.

    Story:
    4.5/5 Stars
    Art:
    4/5 Stars
    Overall:
    4.5/5 Stars
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