Comic Review: Gideon Falls #3 (Image Comics)

Along comes Gideon Falls, from Image, with the third issue and its third awesome cover in a row! This title continues to fascinate me and is one of my top […]

Along comes Gideon Falls, from Image, with the third issue and its third awesome cover in a row!

This title continues to fascinate me and is one of my top Image faves these days. Gideon Falls, written by Jeff Lemire and drawn by Andrea Sorrentino (colors by Dave Stewart) is a creepy one. It’s concerned with life in a small town, where a new priest has arrived. But it was suspected for a while that he, the new guy, was a killer. Oh oh.

Fortunately, this has now been proven to NOT be the case, whew. In fact, it looks like the former priest was the killer! OH OH!

Meanwhile, a patient with an obsessive disorder keeps seeing visions of a barn. And now, his psychologist is starting to see the same visions!! OH OH is right!

It’s moody, it’s creepy, it’s something that gets under your skin, this Gideon Falls comic. Just strange enough to make you want to look away. But the characters are so personable and vulnerable, we want to know more.

The visual style is arresting; it’s like high contrast photos, redrawn a bit and scratched up. Like there’s noise in the transmission. A ghost in the comic machine.
Check this one out… you know you wannnnnntttt toooooooo……

Image Comics, Gideon Falls 3, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Rated: Mature

Alan Spinney

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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!!