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Ellis and Howard's TREES, VOL. 1 takes root this February

November 7, 2014

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

“Effectively shakes the status quo.”
—PASTE Magazine

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.

Praise for TREES:

“Ellis still manages to ignite a creative flare that effectively shakes the status quo… Trees finds the writer again doing what he does best—the unexpected.”
—PASTE Magazine

“I think my favorite part of Warren Ellis at the wheel of a comic is that you really never know what you are going to get.” —ScienceFiction.com

“The book's large scope is intriguing, made even more so when considering that much of humanity's demise is self-inflicted… Ellis and Howard appear prepped to deliver a uniquely exciting read.” —IGN

“Between this and Moon Knight it's great to see Ellis not just writing comics, but writing excellent comics.” —Comic Book Resources

“Trees is certainly worth a continued watch, especially given Jason Howard's art. He seamlessly balances both line work and color art resulting in a story that is well-paced and makes use of colors that provide emphasis in all the right moments.”