Trillium #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In the heart of the Amazon jungle, Nika, a scientist from the year 3797, and William, an explorer from 1921, struggle not only to survive but to make sense of the mind-bending events that have pulled them together across space and time. The mysteries continue to pile up as Vertigos new sci-fi epic launches into high gear!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Sep 4, 2013

    Perhaps the best part of TRILLIUM is re-reading each issue with another layer of context. It's clear, only two issues in, that this is the sort of story that's as powerful in the macro as it is in the micro, and I imagine that I'll relish reading it in trade as much as I'm enjoying the single issues. Lemire is a masterful storyteller, and TRILLIUM is proof of his talent for choreographing not just his characters' actions, but the ful reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Sep 4, 2013

    Trillium is a beautiful new mini-series, both in terms of visuals and story-telling. It was originally intended to be a love story, albeit in a relatively bizarre setting, but this aspect seemed elusive in the incredible first installment. However, the beauty of Trillium really begins to shine through in issue #2. Aside from this, the story is wonderfully inventive, intriguing, and mysterious and will surely be recalled as one of the greats from Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Sep 10, 2013

    Trillium is a science-fiction tale intertwined with messages of curiosity, love and self-discovery that Lemire delivers passionately and its hard to pull away. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 6, 2013

    Easily a candidate for some end-of-the-year awards, but then again, isn't that always the case when Jeff Lemire does his own thing? A more assured creator-owned creative talent you'd be hard-pressed to find. “Trillium” proves that Lemire has plenty of legs after the award-winning “Essex County” and “Sweet Tooth” have long been put away. There's plenty of “Trillium” left, so if it wasn't already on your radar by now, get it on there. And if Jeff Lemire isn't yet someone you're paying attention to, then what are you doing? Every creator-owned thing he does should be on automatic pull by now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 4, 2013

    With the added elements of war-induced PTSD and the coming of the apocalyptic Caul, Lemire looks poised to deliver a love story unlike we've ever heard before. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 22, 2013

    This is a story that succeeds on every single level possible. The pacing is consistent throughout right up until the final two pages when it kicks into overdrive and ends on a really great cliffhanger, something that was touched on in the previous issue but took a temporary backseat to all the time-crossed adventures of Nina and William. The wait for the third issue is going to be really, really long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Sep 8, 2013

    Vertigo, I think, has been on a streak of revivalism as of late, with a slew of new series coming out and some mini (maxi-?)-series being released at a steady pace. Trillium is part of this revivalist streak, and is ushering in a new era of stories not just for Vertigo itself, but for the medium as a whole. Now if only something like this could get more press than say, X-Men crossover number one billion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 8, 2013

    Not exactly the most productive issue, plot-wise, but a powerful example of natural character writing. The art has to be accepted on its own terms, but once you do, it reveals surprising depths. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 5, 2013

    While not as immediately arresting as the debut issue, Lemire has crafted a world that has us completely hooked at this point. We can't wait until the third issue to see what magic he will weave then. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Sep 5, 2013

    Trillium is another fantastic addition to their canon. It's epic sci-fi at its best. Having followed Lemire from Essex County to Sweet Tooth (via Lost Dogs, Rip Hunter in Time Warp #1 and now Green Arrow) " this is some of his best work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Sep 4, 2013

    The art is good here and a bit subtle in the way it goes about things. The coloring for William's story is more water-colorish and white, while Nika's side has more solid and flatter coloring. It makes you look at both of their vantage points in a different way. The borders on the outside of the pages are color coated as well, with William being blue and Nika being reddish orange. Later on, when they discover the Trillium, the colors blend together and borders disappear. Very nice touch. Throw in some great character expressions that help sell these characters and their interactions, and it is a great looking book. 8.5 Very simple, yet very engaging.The dialogue and interactions between the characters is great.The art is very beautiful, from the obvious to subtle touches.Story progression? What's that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Sep 5, 2013

    This book is much like the rest of Lemire's work - stellar. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 5, 2013

    As off-putting as these little incidents are, it doesn’t dissuade me from continuing to read Trillium. Lemire is a slow starter. Sweet Tooth didn’t grab me for the first few issues, and Animal Man almost lost me. Trillium remains exciting to me, and it also remains one of the few books I’m left guessing at when it ends. As for the art, well, I like Lemire’s bizarre sense of the human anatomy. Some will hate it, and I get that. For me, it’s the kind of weird art the story needs. Read Full Review

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