Warning: ksort() expects parameter 1 to be array, object given in /home/content/p3nexnas05_data03/57/2118757/html/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/includes/core/template-functions.php on line 316
The Latest Pull

ADVANCE REVIEW: MORNING GLORIES #44

Image Comics

Writer: Nick Spencer

Artist: Joe Eisma

Price: $2.99

 

The previous issue of “Morning Glories” gave us some exciting things to look forward to, but some of the story’s main plotlines will have to wait for a bit while Morning Glories #44 slows down the action in favor of character development. This issue of Morning Glories isn’t full of action that will move the plot forward, but is actually there to help give us further understanding of a few characters, as well as expand on how some of the physics work in this world.

 

This issue allows us to learn a bit more about Ellen and what motivates her to act the way she does around her daughter, Vanessa. Like usual, this issue jumps back and forth between present day and flashbacks. The flashbacks don’t intrude much on what is going on with the story, and really help the reader to understand a character that hasn’t gotten too much spotlight

 

 

Nick Spencer has done well to reward readers slowly over time, and he answers some minor questions in this issue. What isn’t fully answered is at least explained a bit more through small references that can be caught in the dialogue. Spencer helps to guide readers through this issue without holding their hands, and the readers are rewarded for paying attention to detail. I don’t want to give anything away, but at the end of the issue there is an exciting concept introduced that could have some large implications for both the Glories and the Truants.

 

While it’s understandable why Spencer does it, it can be fairly frustrating to deal with all of the going back and forth that this series does. The world-building is definitely interesting and the history of everything helps to reveal quite a bit, but the flashbacks and character-focused issues always seem to come after an exciting revelation. By the end of the arc the decision to show all these flashbacks will be understood, but someone who reads this series monthly and doesn’t trade-wait can end up disappointed sometimes.

 

Joe Eisma’s pencils are more of the same. The characters continue to be expressive and full of energy. The story also moves along at the pace it seems like it was intended to, thanks to panels that fully tell a story. One of the best parts of Eisma’s art is its ability to drop small hints about characters and the world, and it’s done so subtly that readers who rush through the issue will completely miss these details.

As usual, “Morning Glories” is a slow read that somehow manages to keep you interested. The characters are always compelling, and the crazy science that drives the series helps readers to stay invested. Those who have the time to invest in such a dense series will continue to feel right at home as they try to understand everything that is going on, and Morning Glories #44 helps to make that easier.

Image Comics Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Joe Eisma Price: $2.99   The previous issue of “Morning Glories” gave us some exciting things to look forward to, but some of the story’s main plotlines will have to wait for a bit while Morning Glories #44 slows down the action in favor of character development. This issue of Morning Glories isn’t full of action that will move the plot forward, but is actually there to help give us further understanding of a few characters, as well as expand on how some of the physics work in this world.   This issue allows us to learn a bit more about Ellen and what motivates her to act the way she does around her daughter, Vanessa. Like usual, this issue jumps back and forth between present day and flashbacks. The flashbacks don’t intrude much on what is going on with the story, and really help the reader to understand a character that hasn’t gotten too much spotlight     Nick Spencer has done well to reward readers slowly over time, and he answers some minor questions in this issue. What isn’t fully answered is at least explained a bit more through small references that can be caught in the dialogue. Spencer helps to guide readers through this issue without holding their hands, and the readers are rewarded for paying attention to detail. I don’t want to give anything away, but at the end of the issue there is an exciting concept introduced that could have some large implications for both the Glories and the Truants.   While it’s understandable why Spencer does it, it can be fairly frustrating to deal with all of the going back and forth that this series does. The world-building is definitely interesting and the history of everything helps to reveal quite a bit, but the flashbacks and character-focused issues always seem to come after an exciting revelation. By the end of the arc the decision to show all these flashbacks will be understood, but someone who reads this series monthly and doesn’t trade-wait can end up disappointed sometimes.   Joe Eisma’s pencils are more of the same. The characters continue to be expressive and full of energy. The story also moves along at the pace it seems like it was intended to, thanks to panels that fully tell a story. One of the best parts of Eisma’s art is its ability to drop small hints about characters and the world, and it’s done so subtly that readers who rush through the issue will completely miss these details. As usual, “Morning Glories” is a slow read that somehow manages to keep you interested. The characters are always compelling, and the crazy science that drives the series helps readers to stay invested. Those who have the time to invest in such a dense series will continue to feel right at home as they try to understand everything that is going on, and Morning Glories #44 helps to make that easier.
Story - 7
Characters - 8
Art - 8.5

7.8

Morning Glories #44 may frustrate some, but is still a compelling read.

User Rating: Be the first one !
8