Morning Glories Volumes 1 & 2 | REVIEW

Morning Glories Vol. 1Morning Glories Vol. 1: For a Better Future by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
Published by Image Comics onย March 2nd 2011
Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fiction
Pages: 188
Format: Trade Paperback

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

Morning Glory Academy

One of the most prestigious prep schools in the country…But behind it’s hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers…and escape from a place where nothing is what it seems to be! Collects MORNING GLORIES #1-6


5 Stars

First Line:

For a better future.




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The Good

  • This graphic novel hosts a bunch of main characters into the mix. It follows 6 troubled/gifted teenagers as they as thrust into this new boarding school from hell. (Not literally hell though). I thought each character was unique and had their own voice. They reacted to situations appropriately due to their character traits and stayed true to themselves. My personal favorites were Jun and Zoe!
  • I thought the plot was very unique. My interest was always at it’s peak from beginning to end. There is still so much more to discover in the future volumes. Especially WHY this kind of school even exists and what their purpose is with these kids.
  • Another great point to Morning Glories Vol 1 is the artwork. I thought it was well done and realistic to teenage proportions. And the fact that it includes 2 PoC main characters is awesome to see visually as well.

The Bad

  • There wasn’t too much that disappointed me with this volume other then the bland looking cover. But it’s the same style for all the volumes… so I guess that is what worked the best!

Morning Glories Volume 2Morning Glories Vol. 2: All Will Be Freeย by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
Published by Image Comics on September 21st 2011
Genres: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fiction
Pages: 168
Format: Trade Paperback

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

Collecting the second story arc of the smash series in one volume. Learn (some) of the secrets in the Glories’ lives as we delve into their pasts and see how it affects their present. Each chapter focuses on a different Glory while maintaining the narrative and moving the mystery forward.



4 Stars

First Line:

All will be free.


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The Good

  • Diving into Morning Glories Vol 2, we finally get some back story of all the characters. We find out how they got to their current point in life and the driving factors that cause them to do what they do. With all the heavy character growth in this volume, it doesn’t take away from driving the plot forward which was nice.
  • I also quite enjoyed the writing a little more this time around. Maybe because it is starting to sound more authentic coming from the characters that makes it more believable for me.
  • And of course Eisma doesn’t disappoint with his amazing artwork.

The Bad

  • The plot / world is getting a bit dry for me. Although the plot is moving forward, I still feel like I’m missing some critical information. My who, what, when, where and why censor is going crazy with how little information we got this time around. I know this volume was a character growth storyline, I just wish my curiosity got a little sated this time around. I guess there is always Volume 3!

So if you guys are looking for a thrillingย new graphic novel to read, then I highly suggest you pick this one up. You’re in for a wild ride!

Let me know what you guys thought of Morning Glories Volumes 1 & 2ย by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma! I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

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Nick SpencerNick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator-owned titles at Image Comics (Existence 2.0/3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories), his work at DC Comics (Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents), and for his current work at Marvel Comics (Iron Man 2.0, Ultimate Comics: X-Men).




Joe EismaJoe Eisma is the artist & Co-creator of Morning Glories, the Eisner-nominated & NY Times Bestselling comic from Image Comics. Also worked for IDW and Boom! Studios


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

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