Trees #10

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

CONTINUING THE SECOND TREES STORY, “TWO FORESTS.” The new mayor of New York City has a plan, and it involves the drowned Downtown area. Dr. Jo Creasy doesn’t have a plan at all, and that’s why she’s been dropped into the remote Orkney Islands in search of something that might end the world.

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Alice Hudson Jun 26, 2015

    Jason Howard killing it on art as usual. Was never a big fan of his more cartoony work, but his art here is really well suited for the story at hand. His cover, as I mentioned before, is hauntingly beautiful (or beautifully haunting).The brief bit in Orkney is a transition scene, and stands as the weakest scene in this chapter. Wasn't the biggest fan of it, but it was probably necessary.If you aren't readingTrees, why aren't you? This book is incredible, and is criminally underrated (*cough*likeZero*cough*).The Mayor-Elect's occasional use of the ‘scheming smile' makes me a little cautious, simply because of The Smiler's smile that could go from JFK to scheming, devious bastard in half a second.  Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Mario Jun 18, 2015

    Finally we are shown a Tree landing on earth and the effects to the environment when it does. Scratchy looking art for shadowed detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 18, 2015

    Trees doesn't do much to push the overall storyline forward here, but it spends its time fleshing out other things that are definitely useful. The time with the mayor-elect is quite important in establishing what the city went through and the mindset of a younger man coming into power with that as a defining element of his life. There's some solid calculation going into play here from him that I'm curious to see whether it'll shake out into anything, or just provide an insight into how his mind works. The time with Creasy feels even lighter and more superficial in a way, but it does expose some of the tensions flaring up around the world and her own issues with them. Getting her off on her next assignment is good, though I'm more curious to see what they really want to do with all of that. But sometimes the journey is most of the fun, and she does have some fun scenes here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford Jun 19, 2015

    While this issue isn't much to write home about, the series as a whole has been engaging in its exploration of how humanity reacts when they no longer feel in control of their lives. Like all good media, it makes the readeruncomfortable and challenges them to look at the world in new and critical ways. In other words, this may not be the best single issue of a comic, but it's gosh darned good science fiction. Read Full Review

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