Trees #5

Trees #5

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Luca has a plan for Eligia. It is not the plan she thinks it is. She is his knife now.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 2, 2015

    Trees continues to expand its world, but more so in terms of what the various locations are getting involved with at this point. Focusing on Somalia – through the lens of TV news reports no less – shows a radical change in how the powers of the world will begin to use the Trees to their advantage after ten years of caution. At the same time, we shift between others like Chenglei and Eligia as they settle into their own new worlds and grasp at the meanings of it all. But the most intriguing really is what's going on at the science base where Marsh has been overtaken by the plants and everyone else has to really come to the understanding that he wasn't crazy and that he has found that something unexpected is going on. What it all means is still up in the air, but the stakes are slowly but surely being raised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 17, 2014

    In my opinion this is an important piece of comic literature. I think what the team is doing is incredible and groundbreaking. I know, I know, "groundbreaking" is a buzz word or so commonly used that it's lost all meaning, but it's not a word that I use lightly in reviews" in fact this might be the first time. Catch up on this series if you're not following it already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 19, 2014

    In "Trees" #5, Ellis and Howard's seeds of world-building and slow intrigue are flowering and bearing fruit. Their risk-taking and ambition continue to flesh out a story that defies expectations and predictability, in a way that will reward readers who can stay committed for what will hopefully be a long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 20, 2014

    My one concern here is that at this time Image has not sent out any solicits of ‘Trees' past #6 and while Ellis has said that more is on the way, I fear we are about to be in for a bit of a break in the story. I'm not sure if they can give us a full enough detail on what is going on with just one more issue. Warren Ellis carried on his character development but there wasn't much movement forward in plot and a bit of slow pacing had me down. I'd still recommend continuing the series for anyone who has invested their time in it so far, but this is probably my least favorite issue to date. Not that it makes this a bad issue, just the one that I've liked the least. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Sep 17, 2014

    What readers are left with is a good comic that adds to an incredibly intriguing comic book. The one thing that can definitely be said of Trees is that one never knows what to expect, in terms of quality and content. This fifth issue comes out a winner, but not a gold medalist. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford Sep 24, 2014

    As previously stated, Trees is a slow burn. It's a beautiful world, populated by fascinating characters, but if nothing happens, these characters and this world will have a hard time sustaining an audience's interest. That said, it's a safe bet that when this series is collected, it'll be a totally brilliant read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Dec 6, 2014

    Unfortunately, I can feel the series start to drag its heels about this issue, as it acts more for set up than anything else. Ellis continues to expand upon his character development and narrative and yada-yada, but ultimately we don't really see anything happen this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2014

    Trees#5 does show some improvement over last issue, but unfortunately it's not enough to warrant a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    DarioV Jan 26, 2015

    This very underrated story is getting more interesting every issue. I had a strange feeling reading the last part, like the whole globe was in a big "Lost" world, where strange things happen and everything is deep in mystery. What I need to underline, though, is how brilliant a writer is Waren Ellis. He deserves an Eisner for his depiction of the characters and the building of so many different and engaging story lines in one. Excellent job!

  • 9.0
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Sep 28, 2014

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