Trees #3

Trees #3

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Eligia, girlfriend and decoration to the local fascist gang leader, hunts the streets of Cefalu for the old man who pulled the knife on her. What she finds will either kill her dead or cure her heart...or both.

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Jul 26, 2014

    Offhand, I'd just like to point out that my complaint is my impatience showing for having to wait for the next issue over any real critique about the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 22, 2014

    A great story that has proven it's not one-dimensional. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 30, 2014

    The focus on Eligia here isn't exactly a surprise, as you knew she would be fleshed out, but she's a curious choice for this early on. In a way, that speaks of her being a more critical piece of the storyline as we're establishing early her potential for surviving what's to come and likely playing a key role in it all. She's not exactly subtle in what she's doing in following the professor, but the results work well she she confronts him and gets anything but what she expected from him. He's the most curious of the cast so far, the most observant of them as well, and I want to know more about his own past and what's going on there. Tian's story here doesn't offer too much, but it tantalizes us with seeing more of the protectorate and that has me interested to see what's going on in there. And Zhen could be an interesting piece of the puzzle as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Aug 6, 2014

    Takes it's time to establish the setting, which builds an excellent dose mystery. The characters are great, and the artwork superb. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 23, 2014

    However, this issue is far from perfect. For instance, I'm still a bit confused as to what the significance of the Trees is. The book is called Tress, and they're definitely there, but they don't seem to serve the story at all in this issue. Or in any of the issues, for that matter. Sure, this is a great character study, but it seems more like a character study about normal people's everyday lives. Hence, the Trees seem unnecessary to the story, and the book as a whole. So that's definitely a major issue with the book. A second, more minor issue, is some of the crude humor found here. I can appreciate some below the belt humor, however, it does feel quite out of place in this book. The problem isn't that it provides levity, levity on its own is fine, but here it just feels forced and unnecessary. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 24, 2014

    There's a sense of something building, but the narrative remains maddeningly murky, dangling a number of interesting carrots just inches from our collective noses. Hopefully we'll soon get to bite. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 23, 2014

    Trees continues to intrigued but the lack of exploration into the Trees themselves disheartens me. Despite this it remains a relatively enjoyable read and deserves a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 23, 2014

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  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Nov 29, 2014

    There's honestly not too much to note about this issue, just that while it's great to see Ellis develop his characters, it's a bit tragic to not learn more about the Trees themselves. His characters remain interesting as always however, and gaining a little insight as to the social climates in two drastically different parts of the world most likely has implications that I'm not readily considering. In any case, I desperately want to find out what the damned Trees are. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 25, 2014

    In summary; still don't get it, still beautiful, but maybe wait for the trade so you get the whole story? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 23, 2014

    At this point, I really only have one worry, and that's the fear that "Trees" will end with its first storyline. I hope that's not the case. There's so much potential here for years of story, and just as importantly, so much talent on display. Another excellent issue in an excellent series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Ellen Jul 29, 2014

    A fun issue, but one that just opens more subplots while other established plots go ignored. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 22, 2014

    Overall Trees #3 benefits from being more centered and focused than the previous installments and the story it's mainly centered on, the Italy plot line is at least interesting, it just does nothing to justify its own vast eccentricities and set-up, almost like Trees is embarrassed to bring up the Trees. You could do worse but you could also do far better, me personally I'd skip it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jul 23, 2014

    Again we are introduced to a new batch of people. First up is Eligia. All I can tell about her is that she hates her bf who is probably some drug lord and knows that she is his arm candy. She is following some Professor. Don't know why but when the two met up he recruits to train her. Again, don't know why. Although you are intrigued to see where their story goes, I don't want to get too attached. Plus I still feel like something is missing with their story. Do people actually just stalk one another to eventually work together on ninja training? Maybe when aliens land that is what the world will come to, but for now readers need an understandable plot. We need a character to rally behind for whatever reason even if we get lost at some moments. Trees isn't growing into anything that I can handle, and I think most readers can agree. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DarioV Jan 24, 2015

    This issue won't stand anyone's taste, I get it, but I loved it because it is not very action-packed, a feature many readers need to feel like they have read something, and instead it provides us with really intelligent dialogues, particularly the main one, that between Eligia (whose name means "the chosen one"...) and professor Bongiorno. The whole story is so deep in mystery and not understandable situation I'm blown away by Warren's ability to keep me interested. This time I have to complain about the artist's inability to differentiate the female figures, as they all look the same.

  • 8.0
    kaulthelegend Jul 25, 2014

    What a cover!

  • 7.5
    Al B. Harper Jul 29, 2014

    Interesting, but will hopefully be much more so when we begin to get the big picture. The cover is great, however the story suffers due to some dialogue and pacing issues. Still, could be good build up issue in hindsight, you know, when stuff actually starts happening.

  • 6.0
    Synthozoid Jul 29, 2014

    It might make sense when the story is collected, but this issue stinks on its own. Where are the friggin' trees?!?

  • 8.5
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 8.0
    sheldon-kerr Jul 24, 2014

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Aug 10, 2014

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jul 30, 2014

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