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Trees Volume 1

Trees Volume 1 - Warren Ellis, Jason  Howard

5 Stars, Buy it


Self Purchase, Comixology


First Impression: definitely like the art and the story is facinating.


OMG I LOVE this comic. Holy crap it’s awesome (even if it goes over my head in places).  I think my favorite story line is of the asian kid who is trying to find himself, though the researchers is also a great story line. I’m not really sure of how I feel about the third story line as I’m not clear as to what is really going on there.  I love that this is LGBT- there is a transgender person. I love the sex talk between Chengeli and the old man. Love lots of things about this. The writing is awesome and so is the art. The cliffhangers it left me on made me want to scream. OMG. At least there are two more issues out that I can read. There is no way I’m going to be able to wait for the graphic novels. So. Damn. Good.


Description (Comixology): Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive. TREES, a new science fiction novel by WARREN ELLIS (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED) and JASON HOWARD (SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN), looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the "special cultural zone" of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent. Collects TREES #1-8.