Written and Illustrated by: Jeff Lemire
Colors by: Jeff Lemire and Jose Villarrubia
Published by: Vertigo
Trillium surprises me each week. Not only is the story fantastic, but also the art is captivating and unique.
We pick up this issue with a flashback and a young Nika with her parents. Nika is an amazing character. Strong, confident and she stands up for what she believes in. Lemire has set the bar high as usual, making us love her. We find Nika in a situation that she don’t feel comfortable with. Commander Pohl informs Nika that they are leading and extraction mission to take the Trillium flower. They think that the Trillium holds the key to the continued existence of the human race. Pohl has no idea that inside is what Nika thinks is a transportation device. Nika takes matters into her own hands and escapes to try and make things right.
Meanwhile William tries to explain to his brother that the women he met is real. The really awesome thing is that when you get to Williams part, you have to flip the comic book around. Then back around when you get to Nika’s part. So awesome! This is nothing new for this comic. The first issue did something similar; the last part of the story was on the back cover of Trillium. So if you weren’t paying attention, you could have easily not read the whole comic. I am glad I bought the print version, and not the digital!
Trillium combines Science Fiction and adventure, challenging your perception to try and figure out what is going on. The story is so compelling and easy to digest with our minds. Lemire brings us a solid art style that fits this comic perfect. It almost looks like this comic should be a painting in the MOMA. The watercolor like style and the strokes that are used puts this comic at the top of my read list. Trillium is an 8 issue series, and believe me, you don’t want to be the only one missing out on this incredible beauty!
5 out of 5 nerds