Trillium #8

Trillium #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

What is Nikas ultimate destiny? And what role will William play in the survival of humankind? Can they finally be reunited before the universe unravels all around them? Vertigos sci-fi epic reaches its mindbending conclusion.

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Apr 3, 2014

    So, in the end, it turns out that "Trillium" built throughout the series as one of the most genuinely well-written romances in comics as well as being a platform for Jeff Lemire to completely screw with medium conventions to create a genuinely satisfying and wonderful conclusion to an amazing series. I mean, who would have guessed? It turns out the Jeff Lemire is an amazing writer and artist who can craft a simply, eight-issue series that has more heartfelt creativity than most long-running series. This is a truly great conclusion to a series that it's hard to overstate the quality of and anyone who picked this up at first and dropped it should be ashamed of themselves and anyone who hasn't picked it up should immediately do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Apr 4, 2014

    Lemire has always been an incredible storyteller and Trillium is a prime example of just how much his craft has evolved over the years. Being his first authentically science fiction space series, hes shown that he can tackle any genre. Trillium shows that no matter the genre, Lemire can build rich characters and an engaging story that keeps the reader interested from start to finish. After finishing this last issue, my first reaction was to take out all of the issues and read it again, which is the sign of a great series. Itll be interesting to see how Trillium will be collected since every issue had different page layouts, but this is a series thats definitely worth your time if you havent read it yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 7, 2014

    Jeff Lemire is moving on to bigger things, but Trillium proves definitively that he will always be the same writer to burst onto the scene in the pages of Vertigo comics. Books like Trillium will always mean a great deal to me as a comic book fan as they show us as an audience the very best of a writer and artist and then allow you to see just how much they love the medium and what they are capable of accomplishing within it. Vertigo Comics is the place that people go to make a statement about their work, and Jeff Lemire, with Trillium, has made a statement that will echo throughout his entire career. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 2, 2014

    This book was a space romance, and it was a pretty decent one. Nothing spectacular, but well worth reading. The art was a break from the norm. There was some brief moments of creativity with the parallel world thing, but looking back at it all now this was just Jeff Lemire doing some fairly formulaic romantic writing about two half people who met each other, formed a whole being and flew away happily ever after into space. It won't linger very long in the memory, but it was okay whilst it lasted. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 2, 2014

    Trillium #8 is a rather disappointing and weak finish for this mini-series. Where Lemire's finale to Animal Man was amazing and fulfilling, this felt underwhelming and flat in areas. While it had strong parts to it, for me to see the last issue of what I thought was one of the year's best comics, it really breaks my heart and probably many others. I wish the best of luck for Lemire on his next original project and hope it wraps up better than this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Apr 4, 2014

    Would I still recommend ‘Trillium' to other comic book enthusiasts. Yes. Maybe not as whole-heartedly as I did in the beginning, but I would. It still is different enough in all the right ways that will entertain, but it set expectations too high in the first few issues and it just couldn't deliver on it by the last. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Synthozoid Apr 7, 2014

    A vague/OK ending. Either you'll think it's a brilliant Kubrick-esque finale or a total cop-out. I can't decide.

  • 7.0
    Deckard May 1, 2014

    I have to agree with others that this was an unsatisfying ending. It's particularly frustrating that it happened in this series because of how good it was and how promising the story was setting up in issues 5 and 6.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 5, 2014

    Issue 8 was disappointing. It's not that it was a bad comic, but 8 months later, I was left feeling "that's it?". There wasn't much payoff for sticking with the series.

  • 5.0
    Bad Hominid Apr 3, 2014

    This series finale fails to deliver. Lemire is a master at mining emotion and this issue is as evocative as any of his other work. Mechanically though his story falls apart. The resolution is brief and out of left field and the last panel is a head scratcher. I don't mind when a series or creator leaves me with more questions than answers, but in this case there are so many questions, old and new, that I can't begin to construct any sort of logical solution myself. There are so many elements that would have benefited from further development, things that would have worked if not constrained to 8 issues. The element that truly failed for me was the sudden romance between our two time displaced protagonists. In the end the greatest sin this book committed was being unsatisfying. I wouldn't mind so much if Trillium were the work of another creator, but from coming from Lemire this is out of character. One has to wonder if his other work obligations were a detriment to his creator-owned work.

  • 8.5
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  • 7.0
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