No, I’m not talking about the chick flick starring Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford. Morning Glories is a new comic book series from Image, and it kicks much ass. Story creator Nick Spencer describes it as ” Runaways meets LOST .” I have to admit, that got my attention right away.
“Morning Glory Academy is 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 in a place where nothing is what it seems to be.”
So far, it feels a little bit like if the kids from Cruel Intentions attended Sunnydale High, minus the monsters. There’s plenty of mystery, the supernatural, and teen angst served up LOST style. Joe Eisma’s artwork is smooth and vivid, and really brings the students of Morning Glory Acadmey to life.
The characters seemed a bit archetypal at first, but I quickly got over that when I realized how much fun I was having just flipping through the pages. Besides, how can you not love first impressions like these:
I can already see this comic turning into a movie or TV show. Despite it being a blend of very familiar territory, it has enough style and personality to stand on its own, and more importantly, it’s getting rave reviews across the comicverse.