Trees #8

Trees #8

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
9.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Something is happening. There are shadows in the Chinese city of Shu, shadows falling across Cefalu and Puntland, and shadows crawling across the snows of Svalbard. Things are getting darker.

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Jan 11, 2015

    ‘Trees' may have started a little slow but Ellis and Howard are clearly building an epic tale that you can't help but be drawn in by. I almost want to say to wait for graphic novel installments because the wait on issues is killing me to know what happens next. They've crafted a tale that will draw you in with some subtle science fiction that appears to be building to something larger, a changing political/social atmosphere, and in this issue a Scorched Earth approach that would leave Stephen King, Joss Whedon, and George R.R. Martin proud. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Jan 11, 2015

    Trees #8 is a catastrophic chapter within the series. Bittersweet, perhaps it might even divide the fans currently reading. The issue sets the stage for establishing new characters and strengthening current ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 8, 2015

    This installment of Trees takes the word changes and applies it liberally across the page. We've had a lot of world and character building so far and it became very easy to become invested in these characters because of how it did it and what we were seeing across different areas. But here, it takes a big hammer to it all and shatters it, making us wonder where it will go next, how these events will refine certain characters and what the next stage of it all will be. Ellis has managed to really make us care for people here and to be in shock just as they are as things go down. And that's made all the more believable with the visual design that Howard has brought to the page, from the cleansing at the start to the tree going bright at the end. With the big moments and the small, this team has made this a must-read book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Feb 20, 2015

    I don't know how much longer this series has, but with the way things are progressing status quos have been utterly redefined and it seems that things can only get worse from here on out; perhaps things truly have to get worse before they can get better. In any case, I wouldn't at all be surprised to see a time jump between this issue and issue #9 (due out in May, I believe), but while this issue does a lot of things great with characters that I have to admit I've formed some relative attachment to, the Trees remain just as mysterious as ever -- even if they have become little more than static with this arc's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Paul Jan 24, 2015

    As for issue #8 specifically, it's the payoff and turning point for three, maybe four, of the book's major storylines. It's an integral part of an overall story that continues to intrigue and entice with every issue. Pick it up but not without the first seven issues as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jan 7, 2015

    Treesis one of those books that started off slow, and admittedly it took a Comixology sale to really give this book the chance it deserved from the beginning, but if this issue is any indication Warren Ellis and Jason Howard are just getting started. They're starting to pull the curtain back and they're most certainly taking no prisoners and holding nothing back. In twenty-odd pages,Trees has jumped to the next level.Issue eight blazed by because the next page and next panel could not come fast enough. Everything changes, and who can say if we're ready for it? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DarioV Jan 28, 2015

    As everyone else thinks that this issue was the greatest released as of yet, I think it was maybe too sudden and crushing for its usual rhythm. Maybe Ellis was worried to bore the oh-so-many readers who said it was slow and tedious, but in any case there were a number of shocking moments here we won't forget. To see that person die in such an atrocious way made my heart weep and I felt moved when that other person let himself die as his mission was accomplished. Honestly I expected something more from this last story, but still. The helicopter scene was one for the ages as Mr.Howard has shown his rea potential in this last book. It's all set for the second plot line to begin.

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    Nick Jan 27, 2015

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    mrDovydas Jan 10, 2015

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