NO SPOILERS -Morning Glories Volume 1 was the reader's introduction to a horrifying prep school. Six highly intelligent students, three boys and three girls, are accepted to the prestigious Morning Glory Academy. Each group become room-mates, experiencing the school together for the first time. A small amount of background is given on a few, but not all, of the students.
Within a day, it becomes painfully obvious that the new students have been cut off from the outside world, and are at the mercy of a sadistic staff with unknown goals. Even other students may be prone to violence. Physical and psychological torture, and even death, is a common experience for MGA students.
Volume 1 serves as an introduction to the major characters, plus the story of how Casey, the character with the most development at this point, executes a plan to save another student from a likely horrible fate.
Volume 2 picks up with a great deal more character development on the six students. There is more detailed background information on most of them. However, author Nick Spenser cleverly manages to raise more questions than answers are given! The reader still has little clue about what the headmaster and teachers' aims are. The characters are complex and interesting. As he delves further into the story, I foresee a real rounding out of everyone involved.
I was initially drawn to the series by an appreciation for Joe Eisma's artwork, after seeing the comic in my local store. The artwork does not disappoint! Sure, the girls are all sexy, but this isn't one of those series that seems to cater only to the guys' eyes; the male characters are also attractive young men. Each person has a unique look. The lines are crisp and clean; facial expressions and body language are very well done. Alex Sollazzo's colors at times appropriately subdued and at other times vibrant and jewel like.
In short, I cannot find a single thing about this series not to like!