Trillium #1

Trillium #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 10
9.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

It's the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It's the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled "Lost Temple of the Incas," an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn't just a love story; It's the LAST love story ever told.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Aug 7, 2013

    Trillium is hard sci-fi at its finest. While Lemire has dabbled with sci-fi elements before with Sweet Tooth, but this is on a whole new level. The run is only intended to be ten issues, but with what Lemire has laid out so far, I could only hope for a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 7, 2013

    While Lemire has dealt with elements of science fiction before (Sweet Tooth), and explored the depths of love and loss (Essex County, The Underwater Welder), but never before has he attempted such a grand examination of humanity. In this first of an intended 10-issues, Lemire has baited and captured us, laying out a world of possibilities in front of us. If Lemire's work has taught us anything, he might just surprise us and tackle them all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 7, 2013

    Jeff Lemire has distilled the art of crafting compelling first issues down to a science, and TRILLIUM is no exception -- layered characters on the verge of making interesting choices, a looming threat with meaningful consequences, a solution that seems too easy to be true (so we know it isn't!), and heaps of mystery. His sweeping, watercolor-tinged illustrations add to the otherworldly, adventurous feel of the book, and it's captivating from the start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Aug 8, 2013

    I cannot urge you enough to pick this book up. Trillium is changing the way we read comics, tell stories, and experience character. Get on board, and be part of the conversation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 9, 2013

    In short, Trillium is unique for its cohesive vision, but it's also filled with really fun genre ideas and an emotional milieu that rings true. Socrates posited that his cure was the hemlock, and thus death. Trillium seems to say that we might be able to do better than that, but we won't really know until issue 8. Strongly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 11, 2013

    This is what Vertigo is all about, quality comics, with brilliant concepts from talented creators. Jeff Lemire has a hell of a track record, and this series continues his streak of amazing works of art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 9, 2013

    The sentiment in Trillium hits you like a impassioned lightning bolt. You feel for these characters, you want to follow their story to the very end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 13, 2013

    I'm not sure how the unique reading experience delivered by this monthly issue of Trillium is going to be delivered in digital or in collected form. I think it will lose something in being translated to either of these formats. I would urge all fan's of Lemire's work to pick this book up monthly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Jacob Bryant Aug 8, 2013

    Trillium #1 implements every piece of a comic to perfection. The story and the art work in perfect harmony to tell the story. If you are a comic book fan this book will reinforce why you love the medium and if you have never read a comic book before this is a pretty damn good place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 7, 2013

    Lemire's art in this issue is some of the best he has ever produced. The separate stories make for dynamically different landscapes, both of which Lemire renders in glorious detail. He has a knack for producing characters who carry their struggles on their face. You can see it in their eyes, the horror, the broken search for something more. This is an exciting and original work that deserves your attention and your dollars. Buy Trillium. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Aug 7, 2013

    A beautifully designed first issue in what appears to be Jeff Lemires next successful heartbreaker, Trillium has a little bit of something for everyone mystery, time travel, sci-fi, and as would seem, even romance. And at the center of it all is a simple flower. Elegantly constructed, yet layered with complexity, this series is well on its way to becoming yet another classic Vertigo Comics masterpiece. For all those that thought the imprint was at its end earlier this year, this is one book (of a few brilliant launches of late) that clearly settles the score. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 7, 2013

    The art on this is Jeff Lemire's usual style and that may or may not put you off. He has a very unique style that you'll either like or dislike and I've seen people not be interested in his stuff because of that. I'm rather meh on his stuff, but certainly does some good looking expressions and draws some interesting looking sci-fi. However, what I think is the best part of the art is the use of coloring. You have a very washed out look for the sci-fi tale that is brighter while the adventure tale has flatter and darker colors. Both good and help make each time different from each other, which I think is very good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Aug 8, 2013

    Beautiful, some of Jeff Lemire's most accomplished work and we're only at the first issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 8, 2013

    Trillium is a really great comic. While I'm not sure if future issues follow the flipbook idea, Lemire will still keep me going by addressing an interesting pair of characters who I already have fallen in love with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 7, 2013

    Trillium. Jeff Lemire does it again. Bravo!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 8, 2013

    This ain't your usual time-traveling doomsday premise. The plot has emotional gravity and a despairing note of poetry that sets it clearly within Lemire's narrative and artistic wheelhouse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 8, 2013

    Trillium is a mind bending, time traveling tale that has you hooked a few pages in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 7, 2013

    Still, weaknesses aside, the concept on its own is fascinating, and I'd be shocked if most readers weren't salivating to read the next chapter to see what Lemire has up his sleeve. With a critical eye it's impossible to not see some of the seams in the work, but from a pure enjoyment standpoint I found myself incredibly fond of what I read and excited to get my hands on what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Player Effort - Shujaat Syed Aug 14, 2013

    Trillium is something differentThere is no questioning that but whether or not if it can live up to what it's set out to do is something we can question. It's ambitious for sure, but in the first issue of the 8 issue long series, Lemire proved he is able to bridge two parallel characters, two parallel narratives in an ingenious way. Jeff Lemire is on his way to carve his own niche in the ever popular sci-fi genre by doing something highly unpopular " making a love story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Gerri Mahn Aug 21, 2013

    Much like the story, Lemire's art stands on its quality. The colors are muted, punctuated by bright slashes of red and uncompromising fields of black. Flashbacks are depicted in shades of blue or washed out tones of brown and green that smear and run into one another like smoke on a battlefield.Welcome to the world of Jeff Lemire, my friends.Lemire loves a paradox, and anyone who enjoyedThe Underwater Welderwill definitely enjoy the complex plot and emotional depth of the characters inTrillium. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Nov 17, 2013

    Really, the heart of the story revolves around Nika and William, and how their two worlds (times?) connect. It's full of alien races, intrigue, time travel, psychedelic drugs, and deserves a whole lot more credit than it gets. I'd love to tell you a bit about the story, but it's a bit hard to say after only four issues, but I'm grateful to Halley's Comics for pointing out to me, because it's something new and interesting on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Brandon Tindle Aug 12, 2013

    Incredible! A thrilling old school adventure story with a refreshing futuristic twist.

  • 9.5
    SwampyCA Jan 18, 2014

    A fantastic start. Refreshing to see this much ambition and originality. Lemire has set the bar high for this mini-series.

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Aug 16, 2013

    . . $3, 28pgs. Two B grade covers. Almost No Ads, tho oddly placed. . . Rising star Jeff Lamire begins an ambitious 10 (8?) issue series with two stories that come together in the middle. An interesting way to start the series and one that sets it apart from most books. Will this serve the narrative or end up being a gimmick, time will tell. My bet is that the story and adventure of this series will be worthwhile, but some aspects may be a little far out for the average reader. While many enjoy the art style of Mr. Lamire, i am not so fond of it. It is good and has heart, but it is loose, cartoonish and its just not so much for me. I do want to note that the color work is quite impressive, and is a highlight of the issue. 10 issues is a bit much for me to follow this monthly, but fans of Lamire and strange-fiction will probably love this series.

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