Thursday, September 8, 2011

Morning Glories #12

Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Joe Eisma

Now that this comic has reached the twelve-issue mark, it's time for Spencer to start bringing some of the story elements together, but instead, he's tossing us new characters and new complications.

This issue opens with Lara Hodge being dropped off for work.  From the way she's dressed, she looks like a park ranger (or zoo keeper), but she takes an elevator deep underground (in a hazmat suit), and then rides a golf cart down a long tunnel, before arriving at the Morning Glory Academy (which I did not previously realize was underground).

From there, we learn that she is the Guidance Counselor for the school, and is very popular with the student body.  Spencer establishes that she is often at odds with the people we've come to think are running the place, and she clearly has her own agenda.

It's an interesting element to toss into the book - someone that the usual cast of kids may be able to trust, but we've learned not to trust anything in this book.  I like how this series has been shaping up, but after a year, I do wonder when we're going to get a little more solid indication of what is really going on.

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