Morning in America #1 Review: I’m not saying it’s aliens but…

Review by Sam Beard


Morning in America #1: Written by Magdalene Visaggio, Illustrated by Claudia Aguirre, Lettering by Zaak Saam

Thanks to Oni Press for providing a copy of Morning in America #1 for review!


The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it’s up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what’s happening-and save everyone’s lives before it’s too late.


A crew of kids in the 80’s plagued by the mysterious disappearance of a few of their classmates. Sound vaguely familiar? Morning in America is basically Stranger Things with a lot less telekinesis and a lot more ladies loving ladies. I don’t mean to say that it’s overly derivative and I do expect it will differentiate itself a fair amount from Stranger Things as the story goes on.

I adore the art in this book. It has an almost anime/manga quality that makes it very pleasing to look at. The characters are dynamic in their faces and body language. You can’t help but focus on the people in the panels. A lot of times I find myself more attracted to the set dressing, but in this book, I just want to look at the subtle expressions and postures of the people.

Without giving too much away, I’m looking forward to continuing this story to see how the paranormal element will play out. I’m curious to see how the promised end of the world will come to pass, and if this crew of misfit gals can meet it head on.

Morning in America #1 is available on March 6th.

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