What do you get when you cross Runaways with Lost?
Apparently you get Morning Glories, the new Image Comics series by Nick Spencer (Shuddertown) and Joe Eisma (Notorious). That said, I personally am not sure about the Runaways meets Lost thing; it’s just something I’ve heard said at a few different sites.
As I’m told, Morning Glories No. 1 begins the story of six troubled yet brilliant teens (the brilliant ones are always troubled, aren’t they?) who arrive at Morning Glory Academy and find that it holds mysteries in need of some solving. Knowing that synopsis, why didn’t anyone go with Scooby-Doo meets 90210, or how about X-Files meets Saved By the Bell? Better yet, we could have settled with Strange Days at Blake Holsey High.
No, I have never watched an entire episode of SDABHH (I bet someone somewhere uses that acronym while writing fan fics). I vaguely remembered seeing it for a second years ago, and, when the plot of “weird things at a boarding school” came up, I typed those exact words into Google and the above link came up. Ah, the Internet; it’s just too easy folks.
All comparisons aside check the book out; I know my interests are piqued.
(Disclaimer: SDABHH is Canadian and, as with all things Canadian, is in no way endorsed by this site. We at Geeking Ally would like to also state that Canada is extremely clean, SCTV was funny, and Degrassi had its moments. We now return you to the Canada-free portion of this post.)
This week your pull list should also include DC’s ongoing Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, by Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corp/Brightest Day–surprise) and Fernando Pasarin (Brightest Day–more surprise). Sure there are already two Green Lantern books on the shelves, sure we just got out of Blackest Night, and sure we are being bombarded by Brightest Day and all things green in nearly every mainstream DC book right now, but, dammit, this book is about Guy Gardner. To steal a phrase from DC’s esteemed rival, ’nuff said!
Speaking of Green Lantern, the Lantern Ring Set ships this week too. You may already have all the plain plastic rings that were free (well relatively), but these light up. THEY LIGHT UP! Sadly they are insanely overpriced (at a cool $60), and I will have to use the quasi-free ones to pretend to save the universe. But…it’s free to dream.
Finally, I just wanted to show the cover of Hack/Slash: My First Maniac No. 3. Bask! And with that last image, I reiterate: It’s free to dream.