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TRILLIUM #1

It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story; It’s the LAST love story ever told.

Trillium is an 8-issue series that combines rich historical adventure and mind-bending science fiction into a sprawling, unconventional love story by Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH, CONSTANTINE, ANIMAL MAN).

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  1. Nika Temsmith < Mike Nesmith

  2. Anything with Lemire art is worth buying. I wonder how he’s gonna get hockey into this series though? Maybe it’s a death sport in the year 3797.

    • The way you are foretelling Trillium, it may be a prequel to Rollerball. Anyways, this is my only issue I’m picking up this week and I am stoked.

  3. This looks so cool and ambitious. I’m so excited to read this.

  4. Anything Lemire does I think is good. Can’t wait to read this.

  5. Most anticipated title of the year for me. These are the type of stories Lemire was born to tell.

  6. I love Lemire when he does his own stuff, very much looking forward to this!

  7. Glad I checked this week’s comics. It’s been a while and this looks promising!

  8. This looks awesome.

    I’ve praised Lemire’s Underwater Welder on this site before but it’s worth mentioning again – those of you who dig what he’s been doing in the New 52 should really seek out that graphic novel – it’s a superb story written and drawn by Jeff – it will haunt you for days afterwards.

    I glad Lemire is getting this exposure, it’s well deserved.

    • Sweet Tooth is how I discovered who he was. Now with Animalman,Green Arrow,Justice League Dark. To me he’s a top writer. Underwater Welder was a book I refused to put down till I read it all. Him & Kindt are putting there mark everywhere & I love it.

    • I second the motion on Underwater Welder a great read. Lemire’s characters are real and the spooky world they find themselves in is compelling. Can’t wait for Trillium.

    • Is it just me or is Underwater Welder maybe the best thing he’s ever done. I haven’t read Essex County yet and read bits and pieces of Sweet Tooth but Underwater Welder is the best thing I’ve seen from him so far.

    • It’s not just you phess1, I think it’s his masterwork.

    • I will have to check out Underwater Welder now. It sounds pretty good.

    • I think Lindelof alluded to this in the book intro but it’s almost like an amazing episode of Twilight Zone with Jeff Lemire’s sensibility.

  9. I’ve been excited for this ever since it was first announced (a year ago?). Can’t wait to read it . . .

  10. I’ve loved Lemire’s Green Arrow run, so this should be pretty epic as well, hopefully.

  11. I’m really excited for this. Lemire really knows how to write, and draw, heartbrake.

  12. A guy at my local LTS told me about this book and knowing my tastes from my pull-list he recommended adding it to mine. So yeah, I’m quite eager to check this one out, I like Lemire’s writing but man his art style ain’t for me (sorry folks)! 😉

    So for once, I’ll try to read a comic book first and enjoy the art second, who knows, maybe his style will grow on me over the course of the mini!

    • His art definitely needs to grow on you. Took me about two trades of Sweet Tooth before I settled into it. The story will get you there though, and personally I think his art looks even better in Trillium than ST so far.

  13. I am unbelievably excited for this. Every time I read the description I want it more. I’m pretty new to comics but have recently fallen in love with them. I hear Lemier has done some great stuff before, any recommendations for someone unfamiliar with his work?

  14. I read Justice League Dark and Green Arrow and love them both. This looks really interesting so I think I will pick it up.

  15. Saw an advanced review over at, uh… “Cleeding Bool”… yeah… Anyways, I’m even MORE excited about this! 🙂

  16. Essex County is a must read. an epic tale of extraordinary Canadian rural life. I miss Monthly Lemire.

  17. POTW! Hands down. I don’t even need to read the rest of my comics this week.

  18. Yep,POTW & I haven’t finished my stack this was amazing from flip up to flip down.

  19. Great, great first issue by Lemire and Villarrubia.

    Interesting concept
    Great leads (with an awesome, strong female lead to boot)
    Gorgeous artwork by Lemire T
    The colors from him and Villarrubia were outstanding

    The only thing that bugged me, and it does not hamper my score, is the flip book idea. Nice concept but it did kinda hurt the flow of the story for me. Although I totally get what Lemire was going for and it’s nice to see creators go outside the box for designing a comic. So yeah, I’m down for this mini.

    5/5

  20. Parri Parri (@pazzatron) says:

    Easy POTW. Lemire knocks it out of the park.

  21. This was good.

    It’s a light week for me so I picked this up on a whim. Lemire’s superhero work is hit or miss for me, and this is the first creator owned stuff of his that I’ve tried. I enjoyed it. Definitely an intriguing idea. He established the future setting very efficiently and it’s always fun to mix timelines. I’m in the minority here but his art might take some getting used to. I’m definitely on board for #2!

  22. REALLY enjoyed this! Loved the reversed-book motif! Except I’m always a little peeved when something is said in a language I can’t punch into Google Translate…

    Anyway, can’t wait or the next one!

  23. had a go at working out the alien language and it kinda changes the whole tone of that conversation, for those who are interested there is more than enough letters, with a guess or two to work out what is being said.

  24. I was wondering why the colors really jumped out at me, and then I saw Villarrubia listed in the credits and said to myself, “Of course”, because I loved his work on Conan The Cimmerian and now King Conan.

  25. This was fantastic. FANTASTIC!

  26. Ridiculously awesome. I have no clue where it’s heading and that’s the awesome part.

  27. So far ahead of any other book this week. An easy POTW.

  28. Fantastic issue, interested to see how it will be printed in the trade

  29. One of the best first issues I’ve read, easy POTW for me!

  30. One of the best issues I’ve read by Lemire. Strong pick for my POTW.

  31. One of the best 1st issues I’ve read this year. I meant to just buy the first one and wait for the collection. No way! Not going to happen! I just added this to the pull today.

  32. Nice start. I was reminded of the movie Prometheus but that’s a good thing, not a bad one. Am looking forward to more of this.

  33. I like how he used the exact same panel layout in both of the stories, very effective.

  34. This was wonderfully moody and gorgeous. The 12 panel sets, beautiful cartooning, and detailed scenes ( especially alien languages) had me thinking I was reading one of Mr. Moore’s masterworks. I dig Lemire and so far this is looking like some of his best work. Flip book was a genius idea and executed perfectly. POTW

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