And here I thought the Jun/Hisao storyline couldn’t get any more complicated. Nick Spencer, you proved me wrong. Morning Glories #33 centers around Guillaume‘s attempts to reconnect with the boy he loves. He takes the standoffishness of Hisao (who everyone knows as Jun) to be the result of loosing his brother. The truth, however, is far more complicated.
The issue also gives us flashbacks of Hisao’s meeting with Hodge to try and earn his brother’s release from Morning Glories Academy after Jun took his spot. Although he earns his own ticket, Hisao isn’t able to get his brother released. It’s not until the sacrifice where we learn how Hisao was able to make up for his brother’s sacrifice with one of his own.
The result of Jun and Hisao switching bodies means the core group of students is left with a stranger in their midst with the face of a friend, and Jun and Guillame are both left to suffer the loss of their loved one. As to what this means for the future, and how/if Jun can successfully take his brother’s place (again), we’ll just have to wait and see. Worth a look.