Gideon Falls #1 Capsule Review

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Title: Gideon Falls #1

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Letterer: Steve Wands

Cover: Andrea Sorrentino

Review: ★★★☆☆

Gideon Falls is a new series by writer Jeff Lemire. Yeah, he’s the same guy that offed Wolverine a few years back and had a decent run on Green Arrow, actually bringing along his art partner from that run. He now opens this new story up with Norton Sinclair. We get to see Norton from the certain point of view at the opening of the book, a different perspective if you will. He is a collector and where he fits into this story is yet to be seen. The book shifts to Father Wilfred. He’s a man of the cloth that has just arrived to Gideon Falls. He taking over for another preacher that has left under suspicious circumstances. The book is, well, creepy. It has an interesting start and Sorrentino’s artwork suits the tone very well. This first issue leaves us with a gripping cliffhanger to make anyone’s heart stop. Dave Stewart used dull tone which brings out the realism, but watch for the splashes of red. The red implies the story is trying to tell us more than what’s on the page. The book’s cover resembles a face which is quiet clever on the part of our creators. We know exactly which book to look for on the shelf. This comic isn’t exactly the style that suits my tastes but so far I’m interested to see where it goes.

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