prototypeenchanced's Morning Glories #15 - P.E. Part Two review

Avatar image for prototypeenchanced

Just Another Day in Woodrun

Pros:

This issue has all the things you've come to expect from Morning Glories up to this point. The intrigue is still as strong as the first issue and we still have about as many answered questions meaning none at all. Nick Spencer takes the time to do something many writers ignore which is actually developing his characters. With that said I think he has finally constructed one of the most diabolical and complex female characters in recent memory. If you haven't figured it out I'm talking about Zoe. Yes, in this chapter we get to see some of the internal struggle that Zoe has gone through ever since she murdered that pervy English teacher to "save" her classmate. Joe Eisma's art really gets the job done in expressing her frustration and inner turmoil especially with her confession at the dock with her former best friend. Not only that, but we get to see an important piece of her past again that possibly helps explain her apathy towards murder. We also get to see the duality of this character. One minute she saves someone's life and the next she's sending them to the grave. This parallel is shown nicely in the closing pages. Finally, I know alot of people think that Zoe did what she did out of jealousy, but I see it as her getting revenge for being "sabotaged" as she puts it.

I know I sound like I'm riding Zoe alot here, but Hunter plays a part here as well. Jun, not so much, as you must read the issue to find out why. I find his dopey and sometimes clueless demeanor endearing and has made him one of my favorites alongside Zoe and Ike. Sadly, Hunter seems to have a bit of bad luck hanging over his head. Let's just say that Spencer seems to enjoy torturing our little underdog. I also enjoyed the 8:13 reference that they stuck in there which has an odd effect on Hunter himself.

I also enjoyed the surprise at the end even though it wasn't a total surprise. I won't spoil it, but if you've been paying attention then you will not be completely floored by it either.

Cons:

The only real con here is the same thing that plagued Lost. So many mysteries and few answers. I'm confident Spencer will clarify some of these underlying questions in the months to come, but it still a little frustrating.

Other reviews for Morning Glories #15 - P.E. Part Two

    Who else but Zoe? 0

    Synopsis: What makes Zoe tick?What's Good?Oh, Zoe. Despite being a complete b***h, you still continue to be one of my favorite characters in this series. While all the characters have some distinctive backgrounds, Zoe's background is the one that sticks out the most for me.Zoe's personality is really what make her stand out the most. She has that pessimistic attitude about relationships, high school life, and life in general. We know that Zoe is smart, quite possibly smarter than Casey in some a...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Rage of the Queen Bitch 0

    Zoe. Come on, stop hiding in the shadows. Stop falling back into your naturally assumed bitch position and make friends the normal way. Unlike Ike, I want to not hate you. Ike is a magnificent bastard, and Zoe is Miss Queen Bitch. But we all know what happened last time she did something selfless. Zoe's past is explored even more, giving her the lead in terms of backstory information revealed. But it only tells us more about her as a person, not much about whatever it is that makes her special. ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.