Comic Review: Gideon Falls #1 (Image)

Image Comics the first issue of Gideon Falls, and it’s a creepy thing indeed! Things start out a little strangely, which is no surprise for this book; it’s written by […]

Image Comics the first issue of Gideon Falls, and it’s a creepy thing indeed!

Things start out a little strangely, which is no surprise for this book; it’s written by Jeff Lemire, and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino.

A man undergoing treatment is collecting odd pieces of scrap that he finds around town. Then he labels and stores the pieces in a collection.
Meanwhile, a new minister is arriving in town. The old minister passed away, you see, but no one wants to talk about his death.

Okay, fine, it’s a spooky tale of obsessives and ministers then. Yes and no; there’s more going on here, MUCH more!

This is an engaging horror story, there’s no doubt about it. From the somber colour (Dave Stewart) to the strangely ‘somewhat photographic’ quality of the drawings, this one is unnerving. It’s well written, well drawn, and manages to tell you quite a lot without revealing too much. Which is saying a lot these days. Buy it!

Image, Gideon Falls #1, $3.99 for 28 pages of content. Not rated, but let’s say: Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!