Trees number six is another issue that delves even deeper into character development. We see Warren Ellis take a young man on a journey to find out who he really is. We see a young woman beginning to take her life into her own hands as she grows ever more disgusted with her boyfriend. We even see the life of a city develop as a character of its own.
Now with six issues of this intense character development behind us, we are led to assume that big things are going to happen as Mr.Ellis teases us with a mysterious “TO BE NEW” caption at the end of the book instead of a more common “TO BE CONTINUED”.
With the way the Trees have been playing a background role as of late, we can only hope that they are going to play a bigger role moving on forward. But even if the Trees don’t immediately play a bigger role in the story, I don’t think I’d be disappointed; the aforementioned character development is great in and of itself.
Again, I have to give a shout out to the wonderful artwork of Jason Howard. The way each panel is framed, the way each face is drawn, all of it, is beautifully presented. I don’t have a bad thing to say about his highly stylized art other than it fits this book perfectly.
Trees may not be the high-octane alien invasion book that some may have believed, rather, it has turned out to be a book that is heavy in character development that explores the emotional state of people who live in a world shadowed by giant, ominous, alien stalks. Trees may not be for everyone, but at this stage, it is hard to tell. Anything can happen moving forward. This leaves me excited to see what this book will look like in a few more issues.