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Title: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on November 13, 2010, 05:04:18 PM
 MORNING GLORIES #1
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>:(

Crap.

I just read MORNING GLORIES. Actually read it instead of looking through the art. My initial response to the art, a few months ago, was not good and I stated as such. Well ... I guess I just looked at the two or three really bad pages because after reading this ... it is not that bad at all. Nothing that is going to wow me ... but it was not as obtrusive as I thought skimming through it the first time.

This is actually a pretty interesting first issue and written pretty damn tight.

Pissed of because I stopped getting it after I saw the art and now I am going to pop open issue #2 and read it and I know I will end up liking the damn thing ...
 >:(

Oh well, here goes nothing ....


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: G:The Last Man on November 13, 2010, 05:33:44 PM
Gonna have to read this series in collected format....

I neglected to preorder this, and I hear that this book sold like hotcakes, sold out of the first and second issue, and is already in several printings!

Kicking myself for not going with my gut instinct.....


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on November 13, 2010, 06:23:04 PM
Yeah, I preordered the first 3, but was regretting it after I saw the art in issue #1.

Now that I realize it isn't as bad as I thought (I still see the two pages that are very bad  :-\) it reads a lot easier. And I now have to hit the LCS for issue 4 (as I have put it back on my pull now starting with 5 and 6)

MORNING GLORIES #2
---------------------------

Okay, I am now officially intrigued. There are things that happen here that bother me, mainly the way the kids react to certain situations (Not like they should), but nothing that is really worth complaining over (other than one involving the dead parents  >:() but I am liking that I have no idea what the @#%$ is going on. Not in a Grant "What the hell is he talking about" Morrison kinda way, but in a "ohhh, what is this now" kinda way
 ;D

Structurally, this book does have its problems. Reactions are off or forced and art, while getting better visually, lacks proper pacing at times (There is a scene where we are in the class and the teacher says "take her out" and then in the next panel we see the guys carrying the girl through the classroom door, but the teacher is already in the hall talking to someone ... to me, that is crap art. Should have had them draggin her down the hall or going through another door if the teacher is in the hall already, The timing/pacing is off for student compared to teacher. It is the small things people !!!)
 >:(

Anyway, still worth the read.

I have seen where this book is described as LOST meets RUNAWAYS ... I can see it.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Tokyo Vigilante #1 on December 03, 2010, 04:26:25 PM
I hear the first trade will be the first 6 issues and only 10 bucks.

Kinda makes me feel dumb for waiting on the first issue's second printing...not to mention I have bought issues 3 and 4 without reading them since I'm still waiting for another printing of issue 2, which was sold out.

Eh.  I'm not too mad.  Anytime an indy comic does this well it makes me feel better about the industry as a whole.  So my feelings are still overall positive.

BTW has anyone seen the show "Tower Prep" on Cartoon Network?  I've only seen ads for it and it seems a lot like Morning Glories.  Not that I think anyone is copying anyone else, which would be kind of impossible to do given when these projects are coming out.  Just found it odd.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on December 27, 2010, 04:27:18 PM
Ok - has anyone caught up to the current issues?

Is it worth getting or a must have?



Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on December 28, 2010, 12:30:10 AM
Damn, Jeff, kinda tough to call.

Some of the polish is wearing off as the art is really starting to trouble me again and certain things that happen just seem to ... forced.

I say wait on it.

Or if you want, I can ebay them to you  :D I even have the sketch card.

But I say just buy the trade if you want to give it a shot. The books are going for a pretty decent clip right now.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2010, 04:22:28 AM
Yeah I found the first 5 issues on eBay starting at $40.  Seems a little steep.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2011, 09:31:48 PM
Coming out this Wednesday, February 23rd...

(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/120/739/21087393/969015.jpg)

Morning Glories 7

Zoe has everything-looks, popularity, and a perfect GPA. But if you think you know all there is to know about her, think again. The secret she keeps sheds new light on the mysteries of Morning Glory Academy! 'Just as strong as Spencer's writing is Joe Eisma's artwork. Though the style of his art differs considerably from the striking work of the cover artist, Rodin Esquejo, Eisma's efforts in no way suffer from comparison. He utilizes strong, clean lines that provide plenty of detail.' -Ross Haralson, SilverBullet.com TAG: THE HIT BOOK OF 2010 BEGINS A NEW STORY ARC! THE PERFECT JUMP-ON POINT AT ANY ALL-NEW LOWER PRICE! Cover price $2.99.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2011, 01:12:41 PM
Morning Glories TPB - collecting issues 1 - 6

WOW!  What great series! I read this trade this week and can't express accurately how much I enjoyed it.  The characters are good and the mystery surrounding the school has really drawn me in.  That last page reveal really made my jaw drop and had me aching for more.

I might have to jump on this monthly but I will say that it reads nicely in trade paperback.

How do you guys like where this is going??


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on March 04, 2011, 10:45:49 PM
I just think the art drags it down a little for me. It is not horrible, but there are times I just cringe.

I have stopped at issue 7, and in fact plan to put them on Ebay tomorrow, I may check it out later, but it is just too up and down for me, and some of the writing seems forced at times.

Hoping his work on Secret Avengers isn't as choppy.
 :-\

Really glad you enjoy it though.
 :)


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on March 05, 2011, 02:02:19 AM
Not really sure what your complaint is with the art.  It seems fine to me and never distracted me at all.

I agree with you on the reaction to the dead parents - could have used a little more realistic reaction.

But that's about the only complaint I had.  Maybe it reads better in trade?


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on March 05, 2011, 01:46:14 PM
  Maybe it reads better in trade?

Perhaps.  :)

Back to the art ... it is not 'bad' or poorly executed, it is just not an appealing look to me. While layout is sound, the characters are too polygonal in appearance. They look almost 'Apple64 generated' in structure. They are boxy and often with skewed perspective. Again, not horrible, and sometimes it didn't bother me (like in issues 2 and 4) but other times I just couldn't look past it.

Certainly not trying to knock the artist, but it is just not for me. :)


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Tokyo Vigilante #1 on March 07, 2011, 06:12:46 PM
Great book, but it's so hard to get individual issues I'm going to have to wait for trades now.  Shame.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on July 08, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
I finished the third TPB yesterday.  It brings you pretty much up to date and at times has blown me away.  It's almost like watching LOST with all the weird twists and turns.  I especially like how Spenser has multiple threads going and they all draw you in.

Does anyone know if the series has a definite end?  At some point the mystery has to be revealed and I can't see it going past that.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on September 08, 2014, 09:11:18 PM
So I finished Vol 1 of the Morning Glories HC (issues 1-12) and it is pretty good. I am still really pissed about how the one girl
seems relatively unfazed by her parents murder (she maybe cries for about 2 minutes and then it's "La-la, going about my business. Just seeking revenge ... but I will still whistle in class and all that" ... UGH)

But it is very turns and twisty (Which for me made it impossible to read in monthlies when I first tried it ... and I couldn't take
the girl not being upset about her parents murder either
but in this form I am enjoying it more than I expected.

The art is both really good and then really harsh on the eyes at times. While pretty, certain angles cause this artist to struggle with perspective as people are sometimes ... often ... almost always ... out of proportion in some way. Very "High-school comic book" looking at times and then other times very nice to look at. It's just weird. It gets easier to ignore as you go however so that is good.

Again, if you are going to read this, reading it collected is the way to go. With all the twists and turns and lies and truths ... reading this monthly would drive a normal person sane.
 ;)

Still. once I got going I couldn't put it down. Thanks to many a potty break, I cruised through this volume.  :D

Speaking of breaks ... I'm taking a break to get through some more Invincible volumes before tackling vol 2 of this, but I am excited to get there.

8 outta 10 - Spinning monoliths of curiosity
 ;D 


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2014, 01:40:56 AM

Again, if you are going to read this, reading it collected is the way to go. 
 

Totally agree.  I'm reading it monthly because I just can't wait the 5 months it takes between the 5 issue TPB's.  I am also buying the 12 issue HC's so I can re-read the whole thing when its done.  Actually, I'll be re-reading the volume you just read sooner rather than later as the latest mind blowing events tie back to those first issues in places that are unexpected. 



... reading this monthly would drive a normal person sane.
 

Yes - I am completely sane now after reading this.   :D :D :D


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on September 09, 2014, 12:27:26 PM
Yes - I am completely sane now after reading this.   :D :D :D

Now, now, that is not a typo ... I was using the twist aspect ... I even put a winky face there.
And as I said, it would drive a NORMAL person sane. You are trying to tell us, the people that know you (welll ... know you as much as a message board can  ;D) that you were normal to begin with. I think we all know the truth there.
 ;D

EDIT - You're selling the monthlies though, right?


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2014, 02:27:30 PM
Yes - I am completely sane now after reading this.   :D :D :D

Now, now, that is not a typo ... I was using the twist aspect ... I even put a winky face there.
And as I said, it would drive a NORMAL person sane. You are trying to tell us, the people that know you (welll ... know you as much as a message board can  ;D) that you were normal to begin with. I think we all know the truth there.
 ;D

EDIT - You're selling the monthlies though, right?

Ah ha.  Sometimes you have to spell it for those of us with aging minds.   ;D
But maybe I am normal now..thanks to Morning Glories?   Nah - that will never happen.   :)


Yes, I am selling the monthlies.  I like having this in collected.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on September 09, 2014, 07:43:10 PM
Ah ha.  Sometimes you have to spell it for those of us with aging minds.   ;D

Oh no, Lord knows I can't write for crap "no-longer"  ;) and with my drug hampered mind you should jump on things like that as often as you see 'em.
 ;D
(Well, not every-time as we you would never get any sleep)
 :D


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on May 04, 2015, 01:25:39 PM
Wow! That first hardcover is some weirdout there, set up stuff. Not sure how I'd like this monthly during the first year, but I think I'm hooked_just like Lost. But it better not screw up like Lost!





Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on May 04, 2015, 03:15:07 PM
Wow! That first hardcover is some weirdout there, set up stuff. Not sure how I'd like this monthly during the first year, but I think I'm hooked_just like Lost. But it better not screw up like Lost!


It gets even crazier.  Truly like peeling a giant onion with all the different layers.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on May 21, 2015, 05:37:44 PM
Half way through the second HC.

LOVED Hunter ripping into Zoe at the hallway before the Woodrun gathering. So...sweet! Delicious! Then the way she turns it back on him...day-um! She's a sharp cookie.

So friggin'...ODD. But glad I'm reading it now. Trying to figure out how one decides to write a story like this. The angles, the twists, the new characters different factions; its all so much! I almost want to reread the 1st HC again to be sure of what I know...and I only finished that just last month!

EdIT: OH, and I see that I can get HC vol 3 already. Looks like the book took a break? Okay, I can dig that. Its so weird to believe or pretend that schooling is going on, what with the events of the characters occurring all around. I wonder how long the secret of the school and all that is carried along.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on May 21, 2015, 05:49:25 PM
I wonder how long the secret of the school and all that is carried along.

The thing is - the answers only generate MORE questions!  And yet, I'm still hooked.   ;D


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on May 21, 2015, 06:30:03 PM
I wonder how long the secret of the school and all that is carried along.

The thing is - the answers only generate MORE questions!  And yet, I'm still hooked.   ;D

Urge to charge the card for Vol 3...rising...rising...


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on May 22, 2015, 01:15:19 AM
I wonder how long the secret of the school and all that is carried along.

The thing is - the answers only generate MORE questions!  And yet, I'm still hooked.   ;D

Urge to charge the card for Vol 3...rising...rising...

Well if you do, drop be dropping anymore spoilers  ;D I haven't gotten that far yet  :D

What? I can just avoid the thread? Ohhhh
 :D


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on May 22, 2015, 02:58:27 AM
Don't worry Perry; I promise I wouldn't do anything specific. The Hunter/Zoe thing was simply teenagers yelling at each other. Nothing story there. ;)


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on May 22, 2015, 09:15:31 AM
Don't worry Perry; I promise I wouldn't do anything specific. The Hunter/Zoe thing was simply teenagers yelling at each other. Nothing story there. ;)

 ;)


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on August 26, 2015, 01:42:53 PM
Man, I just read issues 26 & 27 in the Season 2 beginner of the third HC-

WHAT THE HELL.

I'm not sure my brain can process.

****

Great reading of this, the interweaving and layering. However...I am perturbed that in the years it's taken to get up to this point, we still don't know any more about why or what is going on than we did in the first issue. So, the 'Lost' comparison is right there. And if this fails like 'Lost'...I'm going to be hella pissed.

However, there is a way, in comics, to let us the reader know what's going on-in small tidbits; don't give away the whole cow-without the protagonists knowing. I just believe some of that should be occurring here. So many characters talking around the subject, while sounding mysterious and constrained from being able to share is frustrating to me-so very frustrating!!! It falls into that tv trap of "there's no time to explain!!" then they jump into a car together or onto a plane and drive/fly for several hours to arrive at the next scene and DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO EXPLAIN THINGS?!!

That's happened a time or two in MG....and it sets my teeth on edge. There's no good explanation for letting that occur.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on September 03, 2015, 03:11:45 PM
Finished Volume 3 HC

I'm pissed!!! This has pushed sooo far into just being nonsense. The last 4 issues of this trade (or more issues) were flashbacks and allusions to undone deals. Ghosts walking away. Or wait, astral projections. Or wait, psychic meetings. Or wait, time travel of future selves back to the present. WTF.

The mystery built up of "I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS" is so very much there. However, I feel like I'm losing the faith that it will be explained well, or be a pleasing result. Cliffhangers are just so in that past events are undone, or a big switcheroo is called.

I like mysteries wherein I have an ending to a book that I can read up to. A one and done movie that has an ending there.

I fear more than anything that the bullshit of 'Lost' has really frightened me from putting my attention to this. I'd really like to! But I'd also like to know if this series would end at issue 50 or some such number. 100? All I can say is why.


Not spoilers of actual issues or events (well maybe a little, but without names mentioned, or to a specific issue event), just my reactions to the full read.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2015, 05:51:32 PM
Lol.  I hear you Jimbo.  I still love the series but it is getting out there.  The paradox's really drive the brain crazy.  I'm hoping they do a better job at the end than Lost did.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Jimmy T on September 04, 2015, 05:56:03 PM
Lol.  I hear you Jimbo.  I still love the series but it is getting out there.  The paradox's really drive the brain crazy.  I'm hoping they do a better job at the end than Lost did.

The harder part is keeping the characters apart. The foreward describes this artist (Esquiza? <sic>) as a new Steve Dillon.

NOPE! HARDLY!!

He's done enough to differentiate enough of the characters at times, but with the muted same coloring of everyone's skin and the same blonde or brown or black hair, most people just seem like cyphers.


Title: Re: MORNING GLORIES
Post by: Perry on July 05, 2016, 01:45:10 PM
Issue #50 is set to hit stands next week - 7/13/2016

Yay !!! 'bout time !!!

(He says when he is still only on issue 20 something  :D :D :D :D. Damn I need to get caught up fast!!!!!)