Comic Review: Trees: Three Fates #2 (Image Comics)

Trees, Three Fates #2 may be a tongue-twister of a title, but it’s also a well-put-together mind twister. There’s a little village in Russia, at the end of the rail […]

Trees, Three Fates #2 may be a tongue-twister of a title, but it’s also a well-put-together mind twister.

There’s a little village in Russia, at the end of the rail line. Far from Moscow. Sergeant Klara Voranova, on her bicycle, is investigating a death. Meanwhile, in this little place, suspicious events keep everyone on their toes. And they’re watching each other, eye to eye. What’s with the enormous alien tree trunks that are embedded into the soil, reaching up as far as we can see?

After a somewhat slow (to me) start in issue one, this story is getting VERY interesting. Warren Ellis is composing characters with just the right amount of paranoia and distrust. The artwork by Jason Howard is expressive, with wonderful expressions, a sense of isolation in the environments, and strongly crafted scenes. Flat colour is by Dee Cunniffe.

Image, Trees: Three Fates #2, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Mature

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!