A Breakthrough In The Investigation From Trees: Three Fates #4

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
Kiara continues to be plagued by visions of Sasha, and she’s informed by Osin that they’ve lost connection to anything outside Toska. They’re on their own in the investigation. After that, Pavel informs Kiara that Oleg has been found dead. She meets up with Tim and goes to Oleg’s house. There, she investigates Oleg’s body, and Tim urges her to close the case here. Darya arrives and lets Kiara know that Tim was the last one she saw with Oleg.

Trees: Three Fates #4 cover by Jason Howard
Trees: Three Fates #4 cover by Jason Howard

Trees: Three Fates #4 continues Kiara’s investigation into the murder at the Tree while Sasha continues to plague her mind. She’ll stop at nothing to learn the truth behind the killings and that may very well end in her own demise.
Many of the conspiracies in Toska begin to surface in Kiara’s vision. As stated above, Darya reveals Tim’s involvement in Oleg’s death to Kiara. This results in a cathartic spree of action which finally leads Kiara towards the heart of the conspiracy in Toska.
The question then becomes how the Tree and the visions of Sasha tie into all of this. Without spoiling too much, it’s shown that the Tree is affecting more than just Kiara’s mind in this issue.
Trees: Three Fates #4 art from Jason Howard and Dee Cunniffe with letters from Fonografiks
Trees: Three Fates #4 art from Jason Howard and Dee Cunniffe with letters from Fonografiks

Jason Howard continues to give the world of Trees the distinct aesthetic that has come to define it. The streak of action in this comic is all the more explosive and gripping thanks to Howard’s fantastic style. The way he plays with lines and shading is appealing too, and it gives each scene a moving and dynamic feel. The color work, with flatting from Dee Cunniffe, continues to be atmospheric and sets the perfect tone for this story.
Trees: Three Fates #4 kicks the action and pacing up a notch for Kiara. The book shows the pain of loss and a detrimental inability to move on from tragedy as it all comes into collision with Kiara’s investigation. This issue is a high point for Three Fates and easily earns a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
Trees: Three Fates #4 comes to us from writer Warren Ellis, artist and cover artist Jason Howard, color flatter Dee Cunniffe, and letters from Fonografiks.
Final Score: 8.5/10

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