Casey and Ms. Hodge go Back to the Future. Today I will be reviewing Morning Glories #13. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Morning Glories #13
So let’s talk about the book. First we get a flashback of Casey and her parents teaching her how to be a survivor. Flash forward and its Hunter apologizing again to Casey for missing their date. Casey accepts but tells him that they can only be friends for now. Hunter walks off heartbroken and lashes out at Zoe when she verbally abuses him in the hallway. He then returns to his room, only to find Ike moving back in. Back in Casey’s room, Casey receives a letter with instructions from Ms. Hodge. She takes Jade and runs off to find Hunter, but a school-wide announcement goes off on the speakers. School is over for the day and a Woodrun is announced. Casey is teamed up with Jade and Ike at random. Instead of playing, Casey leads the team to where Ms. Hodge said to meet her. It is some strange underground cavern. Ms Hodge arrives and is surprised to find Ike there. Still, she goes ahead with her plan of getting Casey out of the Academy. Casey reluctantly agrees and within moments, she and Ms. Hodge, after seeing some bright lights and images, are transported to a different place. They are met by a bunch of armed soldiers, one of whom is her dad. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Once again, we are greeted with a cliffhanger mystery. We are still not given any revelations and none of the hanging plot twists get addressed or resolved. Even with all of that, I loved this issue. It kind of reminded me why I liked this book from the first time I picked it up. I love the interaction between the characters. Especially when they stop being super geniuses, and start acting their age. The scene between Casey and Hunter was heartbreaking for me. It brought back so many memories of girls saying the same thing to me. Hunter lashing out was another example of capturing the injured teen psyche perfectly. The spurned teen holds nothing back and lashes out at everyone around him without considering the consequences. Ike’s humiliation by his roommates was a nice version of busting another dude’s balls. Typical teenage behavior. That’s what was completely missing from this book the last few issues. The kids were all acting too adult for my tastes. They need to be portrayed as kids for this book to become fully valid, in my opinion. I loved the movie references. Gave the book a little humor, something usually non existent. On a separate note, I’m guessing since Ike is back, that he could not bring himself to kill Abraham and that he’s looking to tell Casey what happened and return to the crew, so to speak. I’m actually interested in what a Woodrun is and how you play it. (Maybe next issue will focus on Hunter’s team and the Woodrun) What I mainly want is some sort of explanation or descriptive history of the school and what it’s purpose is. That would put some much needed structure behind a great story. The art this issue was great, as usual. At least in that area, there have never been any complaints and as long as the artist remains this consistently good, there won’t be any complaints in the future. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Cool story. Nice art.||more mysteries are being added while none of the hanging plot threads are being addressed|
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