Gideon Falls, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire

Gideon Falls, Vol. 1

A brand-new ongoing horror series from the acclaimed best-selling 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 alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history, brin...

Details Gideon Falls, Vol. 1

TitleGideon Falls, Vol. 1
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Horror, Graphic Novels, Comic Book, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Reviews Gideon Falls, Vol. 1

  • Samhain Quixote
    A ritual killer’s doin’ his thang in the small town of Gideon Falls. A Catholic priest is dispatched to replace the previous Father who recently died in strange circumstances. A mental patient with a face mask wanders the city collecting “special” pieces of garbage. Both priest and nutbar have visions of a black barn. *Yawns* Oh, what does it all mean? The creative team behind Old Man Logan, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, reunite for ...
  • Chad
    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino reunite for their new horror comic with very little horror. This is the slowest of slow burns. If visions of old barns scare you, this may be the book for you. The story follows two separate individuals in two different environments. One, a mentally ill man who wonders through a city's garbage looking for splinters and nails. The other, a priest new to a small town who witnesses a murder. Their only connection an...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino strike gold. Again.What else to say? Gideon Falls is a comic with 2 storylines that are apart from one another, yet connected. It is a noir feeling, dark, supernatural, thriller that fired for me on absolutely all cylinders. Lemire's prose is gritty and mysterious and adds a creepy voice to Sorrentino's experimental feeling artwork. And I don't mean experimental in a bad way. Its just nice to see pages that don't f...
  • L. McCoy
    Alright, I’ll end my flood of reviews with this.What’s it about?One guy is the new Catholic preacher in the town of Gideon Falls.The other guy is a guy who is supposedly insane and obsessed with digging through the garbage.They both see eerie visions of a black barn that may be more than just visions.Why it gets 5 stars:The story is very interesting. I don’t want to give too much away but it is so great and strange.The art is fantastic! Sor...
  • Donovan
    Damnation!—literally. Lemire surprises with this dark fantasy horror told through two parallel plots. While characterization is only moderate so far, it’s only because there’s so much going for the plot. Illustrations are sketchy but wonderfully fantastical.
  • Artemy
    Jeff Lemire's new horror/thriller/mystical series starts veeeery slow. It's five long and tedious issues of buildup and one final issue that tries to turn everything on its head (and kind of fails by being too ambiguous), it doesn't feel very original or exciting enough to sustain its length, and the characters are all just... meh. Andrea Sorrentino's artwork is absolutely gorgeous though, better than I've ever seen it in other books. It does muc...
  • Shannon
    I keep waiting for another Lemire title to grab me like Descender did.And I'm still waiting.😕Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6Total review score: 2.67
  • Roy
    This is Lemire doing strange horror things. The plot is a slow build. I dont mind the occasional slow burn and in this case it works. The plot does eventually work but there are a few questions I have after finishing #6. The characters are your typical washed up country characters. Although I do prefer the Norton/Dr interaction. The worldbuilding is quite unique although why do small country towns always have these horror elements. A good first o...
  • Richard
    A well-written and creatively illustrated first chapter in a new horror mystery series that tells parallel stories about a reclusive mental patient obsessed with a mystery in the city's trash and a troubled Catholic priest assigned to preach in the small town of Gideon Falls. I love the slow, creeping build-up in the Gideon Falls scenes and I wish the city sections matched it. This series definitely shows promise though.
  • Jakub Kvíz
    To, co se pet sesitu budovalo, v poslednim sesitu prvniho story arcu tak nejaky vysumelo.Jasne, urcite budu pokracovat a tesim se na dalsi sesity, ale #6 me tak nejak nechalo v klidu.
  • Chaunceton Bird
    This is some quality dark story telling. The premise is one I've never seen/read, and the direction of the first book is promising. Looking forward to later installments.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]The town of Gideon Falls has a secret. It is haunted by a mysterious Black Barn, whose very existence drives men mad. When a new priest arrives in town after the death of his predecessor, he finds himself trapped in a web of intrigue that may just lead to his demise as well. And across the world, a psychiatric patient finds himself compelled to collect strange pieces of wood from all over the city, and rebuild the Black Bar...
  • Aldo Haegemans
    I Feel like the first book kind off explained the story by the end of issue 6. This should be read in 1 sitting to fully understand and appreciate the story. Shame I read in issues. So Yeah I am not fully invested Yet But I like it enough to continue the series. It could end u becoming great.
  • Lucas Chance
    Excellent WeirdnessLemire does it again with a Twin Peaks-flavored story that has striking originality and psychedelic visuals. It is really more of a comic you get for the play it does with layouts and form than its story, but it’s very much worthwhile.
  • Jamie Connolly
    Outstanding! 5 stars!
  • Periklis
    A twin-peaks inspired, urban horror series, written and drawn in a planned, cinematic, manner. Too bad it's not finished to read it the whole story in one sitting...
  • John
    Freaky. I'm hooked.
  • Candace Nicole
    Alright, so I'm docking a star on account of a dissatisfying ending. You FINALLY get to see inside the barn, and even though it's just supposed to be a wild glimpse, it wasn't exactly what I a disappointing way. I feel like maybe the ending only raises more questions than it answers...a-also in a disappointing way. I'm giving the second volume a chance, and if I'm not feeling swayed by then, I'll just drop the series as a whole. Whi...
  • Phillip
    Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Let me start out by saying that I am a big fan of Jeff Lemire. So it's no surprise that I loved the first volume of this series. There are two storylines. The first follows disgraced priest that is an alcoholic and is assigned to the church in Gideon Falls against his will. It's clear that there is something in his past that has gotten him into trouble, but it does...
  • gaminette
    [single issues] Creepy and atmospheric story with amazing art. [full disclosure: I adore everything by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.]
  • Billy Jepma
    I've been a fan of Lemire and Sorrentino since their run on "Green Arrow" together back in the New 52 days, so when I happened across the first issue of "Gideon Falls" in my LCS one day, I picked it up faster than I knew possible. Lemire's storytelling capabilities, his eye for intimate and often painful truths, and Sorrentino's cinematic artwork work incredibly well together, and I was very excited to see what they would cook up together in the ...
  • Matheus Gonçalves
    Sobre duplas criativas que não decepcionam. Jeff Lemire e Andrea Sorrentino.Acho que cheguei no ápice das minhas leituras de 2018.
  • Simon
    A combination of genuinely surprising twists and insanely intricate and beautiful artwork make the somewhat slim story more than worth it as you dip into the demented world of Gideon Falls, a small village that houses as much evil as (i'm sorry, i have to say it) Twin Peaks.
  • Pop Bop
    The Truth Is Out ThereThis is easily and by far the best evil-horror-psycho thriller I've read in the past few years. It succeeds across the board. But, be careful about how you approach it. I picked up Issue 3 somewhere, then read Issue 1 later, and maybe then came across Issue 5 or 6. Each issue was interesting enough to skim, but the whole thing felt like a mumbo-jumbo mess. That was a totally unfair impression. This volume collects Issues 1 t...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Ready for a paranormal thriller thick with an ominous atmosphere? Don’t miss Gideon Falls Vol 1.Father Fred is given a new flock and church in Gideon Falls. The prior priest, Father Tom, had died mysteriously. After dreaming of being visited by Father Tom, Father Fred chases him outside into a cornfield. He sees an ominous black barn in the distance. However, stumbling over a church body forces him to stop his search and call the police.In a pa...
  • Theediscerning
    Wow. What a piece – but then what should I have expected from one of the more readable creators of self-owned titles in comics? But it's not just about the script and ideas here – although they're more than fine. Just witness that visual inventiveness, where the first arc's covers have the characters' faces picked out in top-down views of the Gideon Falls landscapes, and where two people and their coats make for a hellish skull in the middle ...
  • Václav
    Everybody's losing their minds, both in Gideon Falls and around me about Gideon Falls comics. I don't. And I fail to see (except involvement of Lemire, who's THE GUY now) what the fuzz is all about. Yes, Gideon Farts are different, especially for comics fast-food consumers (what are the DC fried comics and McMarvel producing). But sometimes too different. But Gideon falls try hard to be "different". And it feels superficial to me. Well, the story...
  • Andrea
    I've been waiting for a comic that makes me wait in anticipation of the next issue. This is it. I love the mystery, the weird, and the feeling that all this is connected, but you're waiting to see how it comes together. Gideon Falls is two stories being told simultaneously. One follows Father Fred, a besmirched priest arriving at the small town of Gideon Falls where he is to be the new priest. It is also the story of Norton, a man with paranoid d...
  • Daniel
    Lemire and Sorrentino are my favorite writer/artist duo. These guys can't do anything wrong, but this is by far their masterpiece. Lemire's work back on horror is really a great thing, with two great and interesting plot lines that start to intertwine as the book progresses. Also, this is Sorrentino's finest work to date. This book brings two great artists at their a-game.