Trillium is a special book. Jeff Lemire is putting together what is shaping up to be a masterpiece. For those who have been following this series along each month, you are lucky. For those of you who have yet to pick this book up, you are lucky as well; you have some good reading ahead of you.
Reading this issue of Trillium gave me a feeling akin to watching a great movie. Lemire finds a way to convey his dialogue and illustrate each event that makes you feel like you are watching a feature film. This is greatness in the making. The more I read this story, the more I love it.
This issue in particular is mind bending and awesome. You find your self flipping the book upside down and back up while reading it in what feels like a cheap gimmick. But again, Lemire finds a way to pull this off that makes everything you are doing while reading the book relevant. You have to be engaged while reading this book and this “gimmick” is a valuable way to make sure you are doing so.
An underlying tension has existed in this book from the get go and it does not seem to be letting up. After coming in contact with each other in some kind of wormhole, our two protagonists have somehow switched lives leaving them with faint memories of what has transpired. Just imagine yourself being transported back 4000 years or so with all your current memories. It would be enough to make you mad. This is something that Lemire finds a way to cleverly convey.
The art is on par with everything we have seen so far so that pretty much means your eyes are going to be happy. Simply put, I can’t wait to read more of this story.