Morning Glories has been a consistently thrilling and tantalizingly mysterious comic book read. Said to be “One of the most involved, demanding of sci-fi thrillers.” Part of what makes the series so relatable is the fact that it is set in current time with realistic teen characters. Volume One (which is a collection of issues 1-6) was released in February 2011 to much fanfare and critical acclaim. Six seemingly random teens are offered scholarship to a prestigious boarding school. When they arrive at the school they learn that they have more in common they initially realized, including the fact that they all have the same birthday. We get glimpses of a cover-up and conspiracy that the kids were somehow chosen to participate in. Volume Two (issues 7-12), was released later in the year and managed to both deepen the intensity of the mystery and reader’s interest as the six primary characters are introduced. We learn secrets about their lives and observe their struggle to understand their environment, question who they can trust and discover how to behave.
Volume Three P.E. (issues 13-19) was released today! I haven’t had the opportunity to read the book yet so my review is forthcoming. It is described on the official website as such:
“The first days were just the beginning - when the faculty cancel classes and send the
students on an outing in the nearby woods, all hell breaks loose -
sending the Glories on a mysterious journey through time and space.
Nothing is what it seems to be as Academy's hold on the
kids collapses and new threats emerge!
The book is available from local comic shops 8th Dimension Comics and Bedrock City Comics.