Trees: Three Fates #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
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"A uniquely exciting read." -IGN

The acclaimed series from WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD-which is currently being adapted for television-returns with a brand-new story of murder and ghosts!

In the remote Russian village of Toska, there's a dead body by the leg of the Tree that landed eleven years ago. Police sergeant Klara Voranova, still haunted by that day, has no idea how this murder will change everything-nor what awaits her in the Tree's shadow.

  • 9.1
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro Sep 11, 2019

    Trees: Three Fates #1 is versatile enough to compel longtime fans of the series while providing new readers with a jumping on point. And, it is a perfect way to get a taste of whats to come from the television adaption presently in production. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Sep 10, 2019

    Trees: Three Fates #1 sets up another worthwhile entry in the acclaimed anthology series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 11, 2019

    Trees: Three Fates #1 is a solid read that can be enjoyed even if unfamiliar with the world of Trees. It's a basic murder mystery with a unique location and setting but it's the details and characters that make it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 11, 2019

    Trees: Three Fates #1, the beginning of that much-needed ending, wisely decides to forego revisiting almost any existing material and instead only retains the series' core premise in the far reaches of Eastern Russia where Klara, the region's lone cop, is tasked with solving the murder of an unknown person besides one of the "Trees." This step back in scope provides an issue that beautifully continues the core themes of Trees without imploding under the weight of the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 10, 2019

    Armed with the droll, yet engaging pen of Ellis and the tonally sound artwork of Howard and Cunniffe, Three Fates #1 stands as an accessible and rich return for the series. One that can hopefully draw more readers into the weird, wild world of Trees and Ellis' riffs on formalist genres. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 11, 2019

    Strange objects appearing out of nowhere, a gruesome murder and no clues about the nature of either one makes for the beginning of what looks like an interesting and original whodunit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 17, 2019

    The mystery is set up well but it is all over very quickly here as the book is a fast read. The hints of what's to come are definitely interesting as it's the standard nothing is what it seems approach and that could be neat in this time and place. Klara's a solid character to work with for the story and I love the setting as presented. A lot of that is thanks to Howard and Cunniffe's artwork here as it captures the location in a really beautiful and haunting kind of way. Ellis' story is one that I'm wary of getting into again considering the time between books and how there wasn't any real sense of resolution or even an "end of chapter one" feeling about where we were left before. I'm hopeful for more answers and more of the world with this story but Ellis has burned me enough times over the years to have that extra layer of caution about me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Chelsy Bloomfield Sep 12, 2019

    With the panel layout pulling readers through the story quickly and the plot yielding more questions than answers, the October release cannot come fast enough. Already being adapted for a television show, this five-issue mini-series is worth the read and does well to expand on Ellis' previous Trees works without feeling redundant. Recommended for previous or new fans, Three Fates is looking to be tree-mendous Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Sep 13, 2019

    As a series, "Trees: Three Fates" may eventually return to form. The debut issue, however, is vastly different from any of the other issues that led us to this point. Maybe Image is right and this is just some sort of one-off miniseries not really connected to anything else. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    rayonymous Sep 15, 2019

    Trees: Three Fates is definitely one of those comics that caught me off guard, it's fun, mysterious and charming, I'm so glad I picked it up. The comic starts out pretty great with three unknown huge cylindrical things from the sky parked itself apart on a small town in Russian land.

    The protagonist Klara is a local investigator who was dragged down to look into a mysterious death that has recently occured around it, it (kinda) reminds her of how her boyfriend Sasha got crushed by one of those things when he scrammed out of her house over a quarrel. Later she visits Nina, an unsuspecting elderly woman who happens to be running the station there.

    But the mystery deepens when Nina tells her labourer to be prepared to kil more

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