Gideon Falls, Vol. 2
In the series that writer MARK MILLAR (HIT GIRL) called "the best comic of 2018," rural mystery and urban horror collide in the second volume of the runaway best-selling series by JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO, the acclaimed creative duo behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan.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 dangerously intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn -- an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, leaving death and madness in its wake.Collects GIDEON FALLS #7-11

Gideon Falls, Vol. 2 Details

TitleGideon Falls, Vol. 2
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 23rd, 2019
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534310674
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics

Gideon Falls, Vol. 2 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Better than the first volume as we are slowly getting some answers doled out each issue. There's a lot of moving pieces here and it's still not clear how they all fit together. There is a feeling of dread throughout the book, but I definitely wouldn't consider this horror like a lot of other readers do. Sorrentino's art works really well at portraying that sense of dread along with tripping dimension? time? (Who can really besides the creators at this point?) spanning visuals. I still think this Better than the first volume as we are slowly getting some answers doled out each issue. There's a lot of moving pieces here and it's still not clear how they all fit together. There is a feeling of dread throughout the book, but I definitely wouldn't consider this horror like a lot of other readers do. Sorrentino's art works really well at portraying that sense of dread along with tripping dimension? time? (Who can really besides the creators at this point?) spanning visuals. I still think this will work better as one epic read once it's completed.Received an advance copy from Image and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    January 1, 1970
    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to mindfuck us with this 2nd volume and all I can think to say is...thank you.Personally, this is one of my favorite monthly pulls, every issue gives us a smidgen more of the story, and every issue continues to confuse me all over again. I was actually laughing out loud in glee as I turned the last few pages at the end of this arc. Everything about...the writing, the crazy panel layouts, the entire presentation, really, are 100% on point!I'm so creeped Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to mindfuck us with this 2nd volume and all I can think to say is...thank you.Personally, this is one of my favorite monthly pulls, every issue gives us a smidgen more of the story, and every issue continues to confuse me all over again. I was actually laughing out loud in glee as I turned the last few pages at the end of this arc. Everything about...the writing, the crazy panel layouts, the entire presentation, really, are 100% on point!I'm so creeped out happy to be following along on this crazy story!
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of those mind-twist-fucked-up-in-the-head-must-read-type-of-comics. So where volume 1 had a nice build up and some sudden revelations, this one moves even quicker. Our hero gets caught and thrown in a psych ward, but is it really that? The priest and cop get more answers, and even more questions, when they discover who the individual they are hunting is. Then you get the most insane last issue here as two worlds begin to collide. Past and present meld together to create a truly "Oh s This is one of those mind-twist-fucked-up-in-the-head-must-read-type-of-comics. So where volume 1 had a nice build up and some sudden revelations, this one moves even quicker. Our hero gets caught and thrown in a psych ward, but is it really that? The priest and cop get more answers, and even more questions, when they discover who the individual they are hunting is. Then you get the most insane last issue here as two worlds begin to collide. Past and present meld together to create a truly "Oh shit" moment. Gideon falls continues to be enthralling every step of the way. The art took a bit to get used to but now I love it. There's one shot in here that blew my mind of how cool and different it was. Dialogue is strong as usual and Jeff Lemire does a amazing job of spinning a complicated tale. I really loved this volume and a easy 5 out of 5.
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  • Jakub Kvíz
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like I have no idea what's going on but I enjoy it anyways.I suppose it will require a complete re-read to catch all the details I've missed while reading this in single issues. The mystery of the Black Barn is slowly unraveling, Father Fred and Norton finally meet each other and it's really mindblowing. Great atmosphere and art! Highly recommended if you are looking for some mysterious thriller/horror.
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  • Václav
    January 1, 1970
    The second book proved that some comics just work much better as a whole than as issues. Which looked bit complicated at first is actually quite simple. The first confusing thing about Gideon Falls is that the evil, supernatural force, unlike in other stories from the horror genre, is not known here. There are clues not to it, but to its manifestation in our world. The second book finally puts most of the clues together and started to focus on the force behind it (in a cliffhanger, of course). T The second book proved that some comics just work much better as a whole than as issues. Which looked bit complicated at first is actually quite simple. The first confusing thing about Gideon Falls is that the evil, supernatural force, unlike in other stories from the horror genre, is not known here. There are clues not to it, but to its manifestation in our world. The second book finally puts most of the clues together and started to focus on the force behind it (in a cliffhanger, of course). This is the chilling kind of horror, which gives you creep by compromising our view to the order and leaving the main characters as a pawn in some game. They can try hard, but the ominous force always has the upper hand. As for art, I find the drawing of the characters ugly most of the time. And overall some scenes bit chaotic (as in drawing). But the work with the panels and pages is mesmerizing and unusual, but Sorrentino uses panels not as the storytelling tools, but as an art form. And that could be confusing because after few "classic" pages which are telling what's going on comes few other pages primary to shock and impress. But it works for the story and for the comics, making it something far from mundane. And that's good, not aiming for a vast audience but to make something, something else.
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  • Pavle
    January 1, 1970
    Problem sa misterijama je što ponekad dobiješ odgovor koji nisi želeo - i to ne na onaj pozitivan "štakojk" način. No, ovo se tek zahuktalo, te i ti "odgovori" nisu potpuno formirani, dorečeni. Ostavljeno im je dovoljno prostora da dišu. Bez obzira na tu omanju sporečkicu izmedju mene i stripa, svakako jeste jezivo uživanje čitati nešto ovako prelepo ilustrovano i valjano napisano. 4
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Gideon Falls' second arc drip feeds us a few more answers, as the dual timeline story continues to progress ever so slowly. Just like the first arc, you feel very close to something, before the final issue flips everything entirely on its head and you've got no idea whether you're coming or going again. Personally, I love that, but I can see that getting frustrating, especially since there's not a lot of concrete explanations going on, and thing just keep getting weirder.
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  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    Big fan of Lemires work but I feel like this just isnt providing enough answers. Might work better as a massive omnibus when its completed.
  • Lukas Holmes
    January 1, 1970
    The pacing on this is a bit too slow for my liking. I'm ready for it to speed up, but the final chapter in this one was pretty intense.
  • Kazima
    January 1, 1970
    This series is so good! I can't wait for the next volume and I can't wait until it's finished - to read it all over again. I'm kinda excited by the prospect of it being made into a tv-series, but on the other hand I wouldn't miss it if nothing became of it. That's because one of the things that makes this series so cool is how the writing and artwork play together and make what is essentially a 2D medium so tactile and alive. I can't imagine how you would get those parallell worlds to collide on This series is so good! I can't wait for the next volume and I can't wait until it's finished - to read it all over again. I'm kinda excited by the prospect of it being made into a tv-series, but on the other hand I wouldn't miss it if nothing became of it. That's because one of the things that makes this series so cool is how the writing and artwork play together and make what is essentially a 2D medium so tactile and alive. I can't imagine how you would get those parallell worlds to collide on screen the way they do on the page without it loosing some of it's wonder and horror, but maybe that's why I'm not a film-maker. I hope if it gets a tv-series, someone really creative will be allowed to go a bit crazy with it.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    The two worlds finally collide, and the atmosphere gets cranked up to 11! Lemire's Lynchian nightmare is illustrated beautifully by Sorrentino, utilising the most cinematic panel placement since Watchmen. Many comics try to mess with your head... Gideon Falls scrambles it, and still leaves you wanting more!
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  • BJ Hillinck
    January 1, 1970
    This series is phenomenal — such a great narrative concept, and engrossing, thought-provoking art direction. If this volume isn't quite as good as the first it's only because it's marginally less consistent.
  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like this comic comes straight out of the (much underappreciated) show Fringe - trippy, science-y, realty-bending weird and and it's great
  • Ian Roditi
    January 1, 1970
    Gideon Falls es terror psicológico sobre paranoias y graneros malditos, creepy stuff at it's finest.
  • Groovy
    January 1, 1970
    they finally show us more of the spooky face and why his face so spooky, and i still got no idea what's going on but i still dig this whole book's aesthetic
  • Laura Faludi
    January 1, 1970
    Still amazing ink, compelling story. Now two month to wait for the next...
  • Pop Bop
    January 1, 1970
    It's All Coming TogetherIntense. This Volume collects issues #7 through #11 and closes out the second Gideon Falls arc, although there's clearly lots more yet to come.Norton, Father Fred, Daniel, the multi-verse, maybe time travel, some "Event Horizon" horror? -- don't know, but there's room for all of that and more. I'm happy to be confused from issue to issue if at least some things clear up along the way and it feels like there will eventually be answers. That's what you get here. Lots of bal It's All Coming TogetherIntense. This Volume collects issues #7 through #11 and closes out the second Gideon Falls arc, although there's clearly lots more yet to come.Norton, Father Fred, Daniel, the multi-verse, maybe time travel, some "Event Horizon" horror? -- don't know, but there's room for all of that and more. I'm happy to be confused from issue to issue if at least some things clear up along the way and it feels like there will eventually be answers. That's what you get here. Lots of balls in the air - with many characters, time jumps, surreal settings, broken timelines, and characters who morph and change identity - but it always feels like you're getting quality hints and that answers are there, just out of reach for the moment. This isn't vague just for the sake of being vague, or because the author has plotted himself into a corner. This is vague and disjointed because we're all a little mad and the plot is mindbending. Bottom line, after 11 issues I still trust the creators to get me home. Increasingly, it's the art that keeps grabbing the reader. The artist plays with panel placement and size, page design, splashes, perspective, and style. The art sells the vast scope of the tale, controls the mood, organizes the action, and advances the schizo mind worlds in which the characters find themselves.For what it's worth, more and more the issues feature full two page spreads. If possible, you should read this on a bigger screen, and especially one that allows for a two-page spread format. I finally moved to a PC based reader with a big monitor and a two-page option, and that really allowed the splashes to jump out and grab me.(Please note that I had a chance to read a free ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    I don't think this can be said to be as good as the first volume, for the nature of the drama is more in the way of building up to the final explanations and events, and not the sheer bonkers discoveries of before. But it's not far off. The town plagued by historical murders, the bloke with his face-mask who thinks he and his psychiatrist can solve all the problems, the fallen priest, the cop, and of course the transposing Black Barn that appears to have transposed itself out of existence, but l I don't think this can be said to be as good as the first volume, for the nature of the drama is more in the way of building up to the final explanations and events, and not the sheer bonkers discoveries of before. But it's not far off. The town plagued by historical murders, the bloke with his face-mask who thinks he and his psychiatrist can solve all the problems, the fallen priest, the cop, and of course the transposing Black Barn that appears to have transposed itself out of existence, but left its shadow of evil behind… This is still one of the weirder, harder to summarise mainstream comics. And visually it certainly builds its own weirdness, coming to a head with a bizarre pixelation as – well, that would be telling. If you're even remotely interested in the graphic novel form then I'd suggest giving this a go – it might not be the easiest to 'read' at times, but all of us are enjoying it, and wallowing in the Lynchian mystery of the whole thing. Delicious, and easily four and a half stars.
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  • Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Like the first volume in this series, Original Sins continues to set up the narrative of Gideon Falls, while also giving us some new details to ponder. The artwork continues to be as much of a character in the story as any of the main characters, helping to keep the reader unsettled and unsure, even as the story manages to do the same thing in its own way.If you read the first volume, you'll want to read the second one, because it holds up as well as the first. If you haven't read either volume, Like the first volume in this series, Original Sins continues to set up the narrative of Gideon Falls, while also giving us some new details to ponder. The artwork continues to be as much of a character in the story as any of the main characters, helping to keep the reader unsettled and unsure, even as the story manages to do the same thing in its own way.If you read the first volume, you'll want to read the second one, because it holds up as well as the first. If you haven't read either volume, and you like cerebral horror comics, then give this series a shot. It's no Harrow County in the way it tells the story, but it's definitely a story that deserves attention.
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  • Rick Brose
    January 1, 1970
    The page layouts in this series are phenomenal. This was as strong as the first volume. I had a little trouble remembering what happened, but really that gives me a great reason to re-read both volumes when the third comes out.
  • Shim
    January 1, 1970
    The art in this book serves the content so incredibly well. The story is very compelling, looking forward to the next instalment. I usually don't care for this genre, but Jeff Lemire's mastery of the format and the artist's style here makes it well worth a read.
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  • Katie Florida
    January 1, 1970
    *read issue by issue*0_o This collection of issues was a roller coaster. Each one a cliff-hanger, each one revealing and obscuring the truth of the plot in equal measure. I'm so ready to see where this goes.
  • Sevia
    January 1, 1970
    Moc se mi líbi ta postupná gradace, a to jak do sebe s každým číslem pomalu zapadají jednotlivé kousky skládačky. Tleskám i za celé zpodobnění legendy o Černé stodole (view spoiler)[a za lynchovskou atmosféru, když se hrdinové ocitnou uvnitř. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Dov Ben-Reuven
    January 1, 1970
    Great story I just wish that I had the next volume already.
  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    Some old questions have been answered, while new ones emerge. Perfectly paced with Sorrentino's trippy page layouts.
  • t.i.m
    January 1, 1970
    4.5
  • Thomas Geldart
    January 1, 1970
    Gets better by the page!!
  • Eddie
    January 1, 1970
    Strange and intriguing... Each chapter is tantalising. Need the next volume ASAP!
  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11Total review score: 2
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