I recently got my own complimentary copy of Trese 6: High Tide at Midnight recently when dropped by Budjette’s office in BGC.
From a case to case anthology, we’re now seeing longer narratives starting with Book 3 and 5, story arcs akin to most mainstream comics. I guess this was a necessary shift to show more growth with Alexandra and her exploits. A case-to-case approach wasn’t enough to introduce more complicated plot threads. By Book 6, she’s no longer alone as joined by self-proclaimed superhero Maliksi (a hunky Tikbalang) who has a crush on her, members of the Trese family and some “super” friends. You also would notice a larger undercurrent involvement of the “Madame” secretly pushing her own agenda. Whether she sides to good or evil remains to be ambiguous at this point.
It is established that you have been reading the previous books to get an idea on the various myths and creatures going about the city. If you’re just picking up Trese now, I highly suggest brushing up on the hard bound compilation to get a sense of the world Alexandra is revolving in.
Noticeable with Book 6, mystery gives way to more action and you could feel the build-up to something big — like a final confrontation between Madame and Trese. The end just happens to be the start. Budjette always makes it a point to leave you on a cliffhanger.
Just a little showcase of Trese-related cosplay shoots we did in the past.