Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Morning Glories Volume 1: For A Better Future TPB [2010] by Nick Spencer


MORNING GLORIES VOLUME 1: FOR A BETTER FUTURE TRADE PAPERBACK
PROBLEMS ARE ARROWS ON THE MAP TO A SOLUTION
Writer Nick Spencer describes Morning Glories as a cross between Runaways and Lost building on a long mystery that asks and answers questions as the series moves forward. Casey, Ike, Zoe, Hunter, Jade, and Jun prepare for their first day at the most prestigious prep school in the country and all of them passed out in the car driven by the same chauffer from Morning Glory Academy. Faculty liaison Miss Daramount welcomes them while residence director Miss Dagney begins the orientation. The academy uses unorthodox ways to help enhance their student such as having them all have the same birthdays to synch their intellects and having their parents forgot them when they call home so they can build their independence. On their first day the group is in detention and Casey finds out her parents have been killed.



SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- Jade tries to contact her father however he doesn’t remember having a daughter
- The group realizes that they all share the same birth date May 4th
- The R.A Pamela reveals the academy used birth dates for the selection process
- The parents are also told to purposely forget their children when they call
- Casey finds out her parents have been killed under the academy
- Ike and Hunter get detention after interrupting an underground cult ritual
- Pamela tried to stab Jade while Zoe saved her however they both get detention
- Daramount floods the detention room and Jade tries to drown herself
- Jade wakes up at the Nurse Nine’s office only to be held against her will
- The gang makes tear gas to free Jade however Ike already told Daramount
- Jun and Hunter rescue Jade from Nurse Nine while Casey and Zoe are the distraction

- International fugitive Julie Hayes is brought back to the academy by an older Jade

This trade paperback collects
Morning Glories #1-6

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5