Gideon Falls #2: Capsule Review

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Title: Gideon Falls #2

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Letterer: Steve Wands

Cover: Andrea Sorrentino, Cliff Chiang

Review: ★★★★☆

Only two issues in and  Gideon Falls has become a serious mystery. This issue picks up with Norton and his therapist, Dr. Xu, as they deal with his lack of social skills and his deep need to pick random or not so objects out of the trash for his quest. Norton is played like a strange knight that out to protect the people around him, even if he doesn’t want to be around him. The first issue dropped a cliffhanger that leads us into Father Quinn’s situation with the local law enforcement. His story is far-fetched and he has a questionable background. Lemire has managed to keep his story on a small-scale. He has some serious empathy for Father Quinn, unless he happens to be crazy. The continued mention of this black barn almost lends itself to a small town urban legend. The art has a realistic feel but done with a painted style. The gritty feel improves the overall look and design of the book. The one thing that stands out is the color. When the color changes in the story is subtle plot device the story has been affected in a somewhat drastic way. The issue add another cliffhanger to the plot, that will help us pick up the next issue and continue our visit to Gideon Falls.

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