Trees #6

Trees #6

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Blindhail Station is a research post on Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean, where observers have been watching a Tree since it landed ten years earlier. Out here, out of sight of the world, something is changing. And it's going to change everything.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 15, 2014

    Look at this point you've probably made up your mind on this series. That's how comic fans are. I don't know if my words will reach any lapsed readers or snag any news ones and honestly that's not my job as a reviewer. I'd love to think that I help in some small way with the sales of this series, but I don't think this team needs me in the least bit. That's okay too, but I am going to continue the conversation about this series. It's been an incredible ride so far and with two more issue in this first story arc left I'm really looking forward to continuing the story and the discussion. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Oct 15, 2014

    In issue twelve of this series we may see aliens exiting the trees in order to claim the Earth as their own. In my opinion, it is just as likely that we will never see the aliens at all. If anyone could write a story about aliensand never reveal them, it'd be Warren Ellis. Make no mistake, however—the aliensare very much at the forefront of this story as well as the characters which inhabit it. The professor, in the previous issue, said it best: “(the trees) exert a pressure…the trees affect everything. The way we behave. The way money moves around. The things we believe.” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Luigi Cabrera Dec 12, 2014

    Trese 6: Hightide at Midnight is a satisfying installment to the Trese series and also a good enough jumping point for new readers. Though there might have been some flaws, they are not that extensive to ruin your reading experience. With all these characters and plot set-up, who knows what might be in store for us in the future. With the holidays season just around the corner, this might be a gift that is worth giving. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Oct 20, 2014

    A great issue that will hopefully starts to lay the foundations for new mission statements and realtionships. Ellis and Howard have crafted a thought provoking issue with great ease and boundless optimism Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 3, 2015

    This issue works heavily with those two storylines, dominating it in a good way while the Trees themselves are again background. We do get three pages of them, showing how the flowers are impacting things in Norway in two of them and then seeing Rahim's troops atop the other, but it's more curious than revelatory. It does feel like change is in the air though between the two of them. Which is why it's good that the issue is so top heavy with character material to make us invest in Eligia and Chenglei more. Will they meet? Will they shape the world in some big way? Or are they just small ripples that will lead to something else? The layering here is quite good to be sure and it's enhanced by some great artwork that makes a dialogue heavy issue once again engaging to read and to delve into the details of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Oct 15, 2014

    Trees is slowly coming together and is becoming rewarding to those who have stuck around to enjoy it. Character and world building are always essential parts to great and lasting stories. The concept of Trees starts simple enough that it gives the series room to expand. Clearly there are plenty of places this story can go, and those possibilities are part of what makes Trees such an intriguing read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 15, 2014

    Trees continues to provide some excellent commentary on modern political and economic situations within the guise of a high concept science fiction tale. The fractious nature of the story and its monthly schedule make for a troublesome presentation at times though. Ellis and Howard have a lot of valuable things to say in this comic, but will have to continue to refine the shape of the book in order to best present their ideas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Dec 6, 2014

    All in all, it remains that character development and social elements remain the driving forces of Ellis's story, but this was a large improvement over last issue, and made good use of all that was set in place previously. Maybe next time, we'll actually see some action; who knows? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 14, 2014

    Trees #6 proves to be an overall enjoyable entry in a rather underwhelming series. The deep character development, and bold choice in subject matter makes this a rather compelling read, though not enough to raise my spirits about the series as a whole. Nevertheless as an individual issue this scrapes by with a recommendation, but the series is still far from deserving one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DarioV Jan 27, 2015

    "Trees" #6 is an incredible issue. The series should be about an alien something coming of Earth and instead we take all the time to follow the stories of two very different groups of people, with something in common: a breathtaking take on human's behavior. The whole series seems to be built upon this concept, surprisingly enough, and yet we are reminded of the big deals going on in this world by some wonderful stills by Jason Howard of the incoming war in the Middle East and of the weird flower infection (?) taking place in Alaska. I totally love this.

  • 5.0
    havok1977 Nov 8, 2014

    Why the heck am I reading about a boy figuring out his life in a book thats suppousedly about alien tree lifeforms?

  • 10
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 27, 2014

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