Gideon Falls #1

Gideon Falls #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.

Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jan 16, 2018

    GIDEON FALLS, like so many of Lemire's work, haunts you after you are done with it. Paired with Andrea Sorrentino's moody art and intricate sense of design, Dave Stewart's atmospheric colors, and Steve Wands minimal yet impacting lettering, the comic creates one of the best pieces of sequential art storytelling you will see all year. You do not want to miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Feb 14, 2018

    Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed this first issue of Gideon Falls, finding it to be a mysterious and menacing introduction. I'm incredibly intrigued and puzzled " in a good way " with both the characters and the direction the story is taking. Fuelled by a deep feeling of unease and apprehension, this surreal horror ventures into sinister territory, as it tackles mental illness and the concept of evil. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - John Hooser Feb 4, 2018

    You are in for something really good with this book. Lemire can take us anywhere here, so strap in and lets go for a ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 16, 2018

    Gideon Falls #1 is a perplexing read, but it draws you in with interesting characters and jaw-dropping artwork from Sorrentino and Stewart. It poses mysteries that you want to see solved as soon as possible. Jeff Lemire really knocks it out of the park with this comic. I highly recommend this one. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jan 16, 2018

    There are creative teams that just seem to click, generating a special chemistry that always results in something special. Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino are one of those teams, and if Gideon Falls #1 is any indication, we might be getting their boldest, richest and most enjoyable collaboration yet. There's no doubt this issue feels more dense and rich than the duo's earlier collaborations, and to some the focus on the atmospheric and esoteric may come across as a bit perplexing, but although you do have to read Gideon Falls #1 more closely than your average super-hero slugfest, the issue is no way baffling. Rather, it shows how you can retain ambiguity and mystery and hook a reader by revealing character through atmosphere and dialogue as opposed to exposition.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Feb 6, 2018

    Given the history of this creative team, there is a lot of hype surroundingGideon Falls, especially since this is a completely original output. What makes this issue such a positive debut, though, isn't that Lemire and Sorrentino measure up to previous works"though they certainly do. It's simply that the final panel comes too quickly and the next issue feels too far away. Lemire and Sorrentino succeed in building instant and improbable anticipation for the next issue ofGideon Falls despite the greatness of prior works hanging over their heads. That's the mark of a truly promising series " and an incredible team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 21, 2018

    I highly, wholeheartedly recommend you check this series out when it hits stores on March 7. The art is unlike anything Sorrentino has done before, and Lemire crafts a solid mystery with just the right amount of severely creepy bubbling underneath. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 30, 2018

    At the end of the day, Gideon Falls is a mesmerizing read, offering up question after question without even hinting at any answers at least not for the time being and drawing us deeper and deeper into the secrets of this seemingly ordinary small town. For some this may be incredibly frustrating, and there definitely isnt a huge amount of substance in this first issue., but with Lemire at the helm, theres absolutely no doubt in my mind that the series will end up delivering on its potential, and Im more than happy to let this slow-burning horror crawl under my skin and linger there for as long as its creators see fit. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Nick Gambone Jan 28, 2018

    Despite its understated tone and methodical pace, GIDEON FALLS #1 is a surprisingly tense and exhilarating read. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino expertly craft a slow-burning horror through thoughtful dialogue and exquisitely detailed art. This issue makes for an intriguing introduction to this world and the eccentric characters who inhabit it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Jan 12, 2018

    Gideon Falls is great opening as I am gripped by our characters situations and anticipate what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 31, 2018

    Gideon Falls is off to a wonderful start, but that doesn't mean much in comics anymore. Over the past few years, more and more comics have failed or bombed on the second issue making it extremely difficult to buy into a story with only one sampling available. Especially with what's being built up in this story, we're going to need more issues to read. But hey, at least there's a strong desire to read more. It's unlikely that anyone that picks up Gideon Falls is going to be disappointed by it, in fact, it'll probably start a lot of conversations when it hits shelves in March. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Jan 25, 2018

    Overall though, its a very interesting first issue, with a hook thatll bring me back for more. Read Full Review

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