Trees #7

Trees #7

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Chenglei’s life is changing so quickly, under the shadow of the tree over Shu, that he doesn’t know if he can keep up with it. He’s worried that he’s running headlong into something awful. He has no idea what’s really waiting for him in the dark at the end of the line.

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Dec 7, 2014

    A great show of character development and plot escalation. Ellis and Howard have yet again created another diverse and tension filled chapter in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 4, 2015

    The dynamics of change are fully in play here, from the love blooming and changing Chenglei and Zhen to Eligia taking control of her life, while being controlled by Luca. And all of this is unknowingly playing in the shadow of not just the Trees themselves, but what Marsh and his group have finally pieced together. Something that should have been realized earlier, but the divisions there made it difficult on top of years of complacency coming into play since the Trees hadn't done anything in so long. All of this is also being balanced on the events in Somalia as well, which is its own special brand of uncertainty since the smallest of the Trees there could be a player in a very different way as events unfold. The next installment can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 1, 2014

    Ellis' script and Howard's artwork are uneven in "Trees" #7. The prose and Howard's still images are still very strong, but the pacing has weakened. As the story has tried to ascend to new levels, the ride has been a little bumpier. That said, "Trees" #7 is still imaginative and ambitious, and the series is still a great read for its global scale and its ironic but serious take on alien invasion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Dec 1, 2014

    Whether he's illustrating the giant alien trees, the interiors of shabby rooms or the faces of characters, Howard provides a subtlety that Ellis's dialogue sometimes fails to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford Dec 2, 2014

    Trees is a unique book, to be sure. Part conspiracy, part politics, part science fiction, Ellis has built a rich and thriving world, whose collapse is beautifully rendered by Howard. Ellis has spent the last three decades sculpting a powerful body of work, and Trees is destined to be remembered as one of his more daring contributions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Nov 26, 2014

    I still maintain that the series is best read in chunks as there just isn't enough meat in then single issues, but when put together, there's definitely a spark of a great story in there somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DarioV Jan 28, 2015

    "Trees" #7 delivered a shocking reveal in the explanation of the black flowers' purpose. It looks like we're going to see something very much extraterrestrial, while for the moment all we see are beautiful and intriguing human stories develop under the shadows of these big trees all over us. In Italy Luca has managed to convince Eligia of his plan, making him a possible two-faced character in my opinion. In Middle-East the bombing attack has started after the offensive lead by Puntland. And finally, in Shu, Chenglei has finally found something real and sure about his life. This last one is showed in the mere first two pages, but with a power of words and art quite impeccable. Issue #8 is expected to be a big deal.

  • 9.0
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Dec 4, 2014

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