Gideon Falls #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 48
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The unlikely small-town detective duo of Father Fred and Sheriff Miller comes face to face with a terrifying killer deep in the back roads of Gideon Falls. Meanwhile, Xu hypnotizes Norton, and they begin to unlock the secrets of his childhood and his uncanny link to the horrifying Black Barn!

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Alex Wedderien Jun 18, 2018

    A creative tour de force in the comics world. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 20, 2018

    There is a sense of dread and fear that exist within the pages that I haven't experienced in some while and that anxiety only makes me more excited for the next year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Jun 24, 2018

    Hooray for more backstory about the Black Barn that we have now realize is more than what it appears to be. And more to the history about Gideon Farms which is keeping the story moving strongly. The last page is what is going to get you (it definitely got me!) and make you anticipate the next issue. Horror in a comic at its best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 25, 2018

    I'm hooked on this book. Gideon Falls #4 was another addictive dose of one of comic's best dark mysteries on the stands today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Jun 19, 2018

    The art from Sorrentino and Stewart here are great as it always gives us a feeling of dreadfulness and leaves you a bit uncomfortable in the situations, especially when things go a bit dark. There's a fantastic silhouette piece drawn in one of the pages and is a fantastic image of Dr. Xu and Norton with a dark omen that looms over them. I'm enjoying so much on how we're learning a bit more and more on our characters in this series and they really grow on you as you want them to find out what is really going on here and hope they come out alive from it. Gideon Falls is a thrilling story even though it still feels like it's only getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jun 23, 2018

    These issues give you loads of material to ponder and leave you hungry for a lot more in the next issue. Everyone is a winner with that formula as the fans keep enjoying each issue, and keep shelling out for the next issue. Money well spent. Keep em coming, Lemire. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jun 20, 2018

    Lemire and Sorrentino are building something mysterious and stunning with Gideon Falls. Father Tom keeps questioning his faith, Dr. Xu is losing her mind from what she has seen, and Norton may be the only one to help Dr. Xu. There's a lot going with the town of Gideon Falls and can't wait to see what the next issue brings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 28, 2018

    Save for the last few pages, not a whole lot really happens in this story, resulting in a bit of a slower issue this time around. That's completely fine though, as we finally get a little bit of insight into the black barn and even though we don't really get any explanations, baby steps are sufficient when the story is this good. Lemire and Sorrentino have a horrific thing of beauty on their hands here and now that we're four issues in, I sincerely hope that we're just getting started! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 20, 2018

    Gideon Falls #4 ushers readers another step forward, deeper, toward the dark truth that surrounds the Black Barn and the town of Gideon Falls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 20, 2018

    With undertones of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, the all-star duo of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have a thrilling tale on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 26, 2018

    I won't say that I've struggled with Gideon Falls but rather I keep finding that it's a series that I know will read better in trade/extended form than monthly. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 24, 2018

    Unique layouts, a compelling arcane mystery and some well-realized characters make for an engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 23, 2018

    Gideon Falls #4 isnt the fastest-moving issue, but it does keep the reader engaged by drip-feeding more history of the town and the Barn as well as the compelling leads. Plus, Sorrentino and Stewart keep the book looking top-notch. This one comes recommended. Pick it up. Read Full Review

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