Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Jeff Lemire
Published by Vertigo Comics
Release Date: August 6, 2014
Prepare to have your mind blown by Jeff Lemire’s latest creator owned work, Trillium, one of the best science fiction tales to hit comics in years.
Jeff Lemire is never better than when he is writing and drawing his own original stories and Trillium is an example of just how damn good this man is at his craft. Trillium is one of those works that plays with the medium, a mind-bending tale of companionship that traverses thousands of years and takes many risks with storytelling. For the most part, they pay off and the story, as a whole, is gripping and touching.
Science fiction fans will adore this, as Lemire crafts the greatest Twilight Zone episode no one has ever seen, with a surprising amount of emotion injected into it as well. This story would have been a tough one as single issues, but in collected format it soars and is a simply brilliant read.
Lemire’s artwork is far from “perfect”, but it is perfect for this story. He is a master at telling stories through his artwork, and the emotion that floods from his pages is phenomenal. There are several double page spreads in this collection that are poster worthy and some of them will have your jaw agape for a good long time. While not your “typical” comic book artist, Lemire works to his strengths and delivers one of the most visually stunning and engrossing science fiction graphic novels of all time. This collection is intense, surreal, and down right trippy, and it all works.
Trillium is a story to be experienced, and this collected edition is the way to do it. Lemire is a masterful storyteller with both dialogue and visuals, and when he is never better than when working on his own. Science fiction fans will want to get their hands on Trillium as soon as possible, it is absolutely fantastic.
The Verdict: 10/10