Trillium #3

Trillium #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

After her mind-altering encounter with William, the wounded soldier from 1921, Nika is flung back to the far future, where she must face the repercussions of her actions. But will she be able to make sense of whats happening to her in time to stop Earthlabs genocide of the indigenous alien tribe? And can she find her way back to William?

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Julz Hendricks Oct 4, 2013

    Trillium combines Science Fiction and adventure, challenging your perception to try and figure out what is going on. The story is so compelling and easy to digest with our minds. Lemire brings us a solid art style that fits this comic perfect. It almost looks like this comic should be a painting in the MOMA. The watercolor like style and the strokes that are used puts this comic at the top of my read list. Trillium is an 8 issue series, and believe me, you don't want to be the only one missing out on this incredible beauty! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 2, 2013

    The rest of the writing is solid as always with its good dialogue to its solid pacing. However, the artwork is one of the biggest stars here. Like the first issue, it has a flipbook style where one part of the story is right side up and the other is upside down, while both stories have a different coloring style to them. However, both these elements and stories come and blend together extremely well in the final pages. It's hard to explain without spoiling it, but it looks fantastic. 9.0 Lemire's story is strong and really pulls you in.The characters are very well defined and human.The art is beautiful.Goes by very quickly.Not much happens with William's story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 6, 2013

    The art, as usual is stellar. There's just one major splash page in the issue this time and it is not exactly bigged up, but the way it is drawn still makes it stand-out. And I'm really getting into Lemire's art-style now, combined with his and Jose Vilarrubia's colours. These two guys are really rocking that art boat. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Oct 4, 2013

    The connection between William and Nika has already changed them and the course of history for several, now interconnected, worlds. The figurative lightning bolt that hit them as they recognized one another struck with an immediacy and urgency that demanded actions. Now, to them the world seems mad, and they seem mad to their worlds. Their need for one another was cemented quickly and completely, and it has already changed everything. As the driving force of the series, the connection between Nika and William has been very well established. Part mystery, part schema their need for each other is believable and intriguing. As the characters fall, through space, through time and in love, we are invited to experience the disorienting journey with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 8, 2013

    Lemire sure knows how to write for the long haul. With so many mysteries teasing out from the plot, how can you resist staying on? Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 2, 2013

    Lemire's art is as strong as ever. This issue doesn't have as many big, soaring visuals as the the ones that came before it, but it's beautiful nonetheless. The best stuff comes at the end, where the upside-down story finally collides with the future in a magnificent double page spread. That page in particular really showcases how great the watercolor styling of this series is. Trillium has look all its own, which is something that should be celebrated in the current comic book market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Oct 2, 2013

    Trillium is just an amazing series. The story is unlike anything else and, while it remains enigmatic and very mysterious, each issue is easy to follow and magnificently paced. The latest was no exception, while providing a slight change of pace for the book and introducing a whole array of new problems for the characters to deal with. The story is unfolding slowly but with masterful precision. With only five issues left, there are sure to be some huge developments in the near future. This is one series that everybody needs to be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Oct 2, 2013

    TRILLIUM continues to shine as one of Vertigo's gems; it's unique, it's beautiful, and it's compelling to no end. It's incredibly easy to become invested, not only in the fates of Nika and William, but of the universe at large. This kind of immersion is Lemire's wheelhouse; in just a few issues, he's built a world (or two, rather) that begs to be cared about, and seeded a love story that transcends time and space. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 6, 2013

    I am one of the biggest fans of Sweet Tooth. I thought that was one of the best complete series I've ever read. I liked Lemire's artwork in that. I felt that it worked for that story because it was so offbeat and different. I don't think it works for this kind of story. I don't think it looks bad. I just think that it looks strange in this kind of story. I don't feel this story is all that offbeat compared to Sweet Tooth. Yes, they are totally different things but when I think of any kind of time travel or space story, I imagine something a little more polished. To be perfectly honest I may have just been spoiled by Saga. Huge annoyance with this book and this is why it gets a 7. The need to flip the book over so many times is completely aggravating. I understand that their story is supposed to meet up but unlike issue #1 this isn't meeting in the middle. I needed to constantly flip the book over and it seems like a small thing but it a silly gimmick that only made sense to do once. Read Full Review

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