Ellis & Howard’s TREES, VOL. 1 takes root this February

By staff-writers - November 7, 2014

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The growing science-fiction mystery series will be collected into trade paperback

Bestselling writer Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Transmetropolitan) and artist Jason Howard—the creative team known for their hit webcomic series SCATTERLANDS—reunite for an all-new science fiction mystery filled with foreboding and laced with a Ballardian tone in TREES, VOL. 1, which collects the first eight issues of the ongoing series.

TREES is set in an uncertain future, ten years after they landed. All over the world. Standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if the planet was uninhabited and nothing was under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.

“I wrote Trees for Jason, because nobody understood how brilliant a comics artist he is,” said Ellis. “And I wrote it for me, because I was interested in how the massive and strange things in our lives bend the world around them and make our lives weird and dangerous while we desperately try to pretend that everything is normal.”

TREES, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-270-1) hits shelves on 2/11 and will be available for $14.99. It can be pre-ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code DEC140696.

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