With Sweet Tooth coming to an end the multi-talented, fan-favourite Jeff Lemire needed a new creator-owned project to sink his teeth into. After a few ideas didn’t quite cut it he came up with the “last love story ever told”, a sci-fi love story spanning centuries, and drawing on his fascination of World War II and turn of the century exploration. Trillium is the love story he has created.
Lemire has said he wanted to do an epic human love story in comic form and pointed to Preacher and Blankets as a couple of the only examples he could think of that have done this previously. With that kind of inspiration and ambition I think this limited series will be one to watch in 2013.
The protagonists are separated by centuries but they still manage to fall in love. Nika Temsmith lives in 3797, and works as a botanist on a remote science station. In the year 1921 William Pike leads an expedition in the Peruvian jungle searching for the “Lost Temple of The Incas”.
Will the love between these two characters unravel reality and bring about the end of the universe?
Over on DC’s blog Lemire said about the title “It will be my most ambitious creator-owned project and my most challenging. I think fans of my previous work will see traces of both SWEET TOOTH and THE UNDERWATER WELDER in its chemistry, but I really do want to push myself in new directions as well.
TRILLIUM is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller about the end of the universe. And, it’s a story about the dawn of human exploration and its natural conclusion thousands of years away. But most of all it’s a love story. And I can’t wait to share it with you.”
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