Gideon Falls, Vol. 3
The hot horror series that WIRED magazine named one of the best books of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said "will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!"After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass. Father Burke tracks a vicious killer named...Norton Sinclair? And when that killer can travel through time (and space!) readers are in for a wild ride.Collects GIDEON FALLS #12-16

Gideon Falls, Vol. 3 Details

TitleGideon Falls, Vol. 3
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 15th, 2019
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534313446
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Horror, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Gideon Falls, Vol. 3 Review

  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    “The. . . The Pentoculus? “Indeed.”After reading some visually rather unremarkable comics it is really amazing to see a first-rate artist doing work at the top of her game as we see from Andrea Sorrentino in Gideon Falls, which after all, is a (or, is it just just another, for you?) demon possession story for your reading pleasure, with volume 3, The Stations of the Cross, just in time for Halloween. I’m also reading Robert Kirkman’s Outcast (which is also big on psychological horror and thin on “The. . . The Pentoculus? “Indeed.”After reading some visually rather unremarkable comics it is really amazing to see a first-rate artist doing work at the top of her game as we see from Andrea Sorrentino in Gideon Falls, which after all, is a (or, is it just just another, for you?) demon possession story for your reading pleasure, with volume 3, The Stations of the Cross, just in time for Halloween. I’m also reading Robert Kirkman’s Outcast (which is also big on psychological horror and thin on and slow of plot) and read Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County, which may be the best of the three.The thing that sets this art work apart from others is the technical invention, the ways of representing and refracting reality that Sorrentino creates. One page is shards, fragments, shattered triangles of ‘reality” interpolated by red shards. Dave Stewart’s color work is typically superlative, muted, somber, when it needs to be. The effect is really atmospheric and experimental at the same time. Many wordless panels where the story is carried by the images. Superlative.Yeah, I don’t know what exactly what the Pentoculus really is, but it’s this red eye thing that radiates red, and seems to be connected to the potential for demonic time travel.Every time there are beetles the story gets especially creepy.So if the point is atmosphere you have to expect the plot is somewhat oblique, mysterious (or confusing) and I’d say at this stage it is all three. So the center of it all is a rather commonplace old barn that seems to also be somehow at the Center of Evil. And in this volume Father Burke tracks Norton Sinclair (I guess) across time to 1836 Gideon Falls. So where we are and when is unsettlingly up for grabs. And then who (we are) is also gets up for grabs. And there’s some surprises along the way; this is supposed to make you shudder, and it does, a bit. I don’t know, not much plot happens in volume three but I just have to keep reading it to find out what will happen.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I don't understand this series at all. I'm so lost. I suppose I could reread it to figure out where my brain stopped making sense of things but honestly I don't care enough to bother.Individual issue reviews: #12 | #13 | #14 | #15 | #16Total review score: 1.6
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  • Ctgt
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say. It's Jeff Lemire. It's weird/horror.10/10
  • Stacie
    January 1, 1970
    Dang, Lemire did me dirty with that cliffhanger! This series is exactly what I want from my horror. I continue to be blown away by the creativity of the artwork and the panel flow. It's gorgeously grotesque.
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Total Twin Peaks vibe. Love the way this one twists and turns in time and space. Excited to be reading this continuing series.
  • George
    January 1, 1970
    Probably my favourite ongoing comic right now. This latest batch of issues does a lot to answer questions about what’s going on, even though now I have a bunch of new ones. For such a focused story I could easily see Gideon Falls going for years, and I want it to. Every issue is slow paced but so good and volume 3 is no exception.
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  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    4,5/5. Very good again! Might be the lowest one of the series so far, still is better then most comic on the market anyway, but it looks to me like it evolve a bit less, lot of mysteries again but not much evolution in the plot, but at the same time of good switch in the story. I have very high standard for this series and for Lemire works that's why I'm expecting so much. Very good the first two volume were better.
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  • L. McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    SUPER FAST REVIEW:On one hand interesting. On the other hand the fuck did I just read?While I normally love the art it’s kinda mixed in this volume.Not bad but I hope volume 4 picks the series back up.3/5
  • Craig
    January 1, 1970
    Volume 2 really brought this from obscure to "wow!" but this one kind of falls back into the "what the heck is happening?" category again. I love Sorrentino's artwork, but I wish I had a better grasp on what was going on in this comic...
  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    If you're a horror fan, read this comic! But, and I cannot stress this enough, start with the first volume. This volume would be a terrible jumping-on point.
  • Jonathan
    January 1, 1970
    Gideon Falls continues to surprise with just how constantly chilling and genuinely creepy it is. It also continues to get crazier and crazier as it goes on going place I had never imagined it would go. The series has only gotten more engaging and just flat out better as it goes on. The art work in this book, as well as the rest of Gideon Falls, is absolutely stunning. I struggle with words expressing how much I love the art work in this series. Please do yourself a favor and read this book.
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  • Benjamin Barham
    January 1, 1970
    Seems like it's getting lost in its own loops. Twisty storytelling is fun. Too twisty is not necessarily.
  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    V3 of Gideon Falls takes a rather surprising step back to detail the history of one of our largely unseen supporting characters, and so reveal some of the history of the Falls. It's surprising, and unexpected, and gives off some of the vibe of Paper Girls, except it feels much more powerful here.Just to keep us going, Lemire also gives us a couple of issues set in the modern day. Though they each provide a very notable plot point, the pace is a bit glacial, my only complaint is this beautiful, V3 of Gideon Falls takes a rather surprising step back to detail the history of one of our largely unseen supporting characters, and so reveal some of the history of the Falls. It's surprising, and unexpected, and gives off some of the vibe of Paper Girls, except it feels much more powerful here.Just to keep us going, Lemire also gives us a couple of issues set in the modern day. Though they each provide a very notable plot point, the pace is a bit glacial, my only complaint is this beautiful, horrific volume.Could we please see the Deluxe volumes start? I'm ready to reread this series in a format that will better encapsulate its big-picture storytelling.
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  • Jakub Kvíz
    January 1, 1970
    Still confused as hell but still enjoying it!Sorrentino is doing some crazy stuff with the panels.
  • Jake Nap
    January 1, 1970
    Gideon Falls remains one of Lemire’s strongest ongoing titles right now. With a mystery to keep anyone turning the page, horror to creep into anyone’s dreams and art to make anyone’s jaw drop, Gideon Falls is a classic in the making. This specific volume expands the story and plot of this title sevenfold. Everything gets crazier and the stakes grow higher. Lemire answers questions just to raise even more. Also, Andrea Sorrentino is a top 5 artist working right now. That dude’s layouts and splash Gideon Falls remains one of Lemire’s strongest ongoing titles right now. With a mystery to keep anyone turning the page, horror to creep into anyone’s dreams and art to make anyone’s jaw drop, Gideon Falls is a classic in the making. This specific volume expands the story and plot of this title sevenfold. Everything gets crazier and the stakes grow higher. Lemire answers questions just to raise even more. Also, Andrea Sorrentino is a top 5 artist working right now. That dude’s layouts and splash pages are extremely impressive. No one has a style like him.Solid 9/10
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  • Rick Brose
    January 1, 1970
    This series continues to be brilliant. The artwork is gorgeous, and the panel layouts are some of the best that I have seen in comics. The third volume begins to piece together a lot of what we saw in one and two. It is a testament to the forethought and skill of Lemire as a writer. The series remains creepy, mysterious, and ominous. I look forward to more.
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  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    The series was going in the right direction after Volume 2, but this was confusing for the sake of confusing and next to nothing actually happened. I'm dropping this one.
  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    Now I'm gonna go ahead and give this 5 stars because I know everything Jeff Lemire writes is pure gold. But the truth is, I have no idea what I just read. There was so little dialogue that I read it in 30 minutes. And the art was a bit confusing. And the story is extremely confusing. But I know all will be answered in time. If there's anything wrong with this book it must be my own fault cause Lemire doesn't make mistakes. 5 stars.
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  • Blair Conrad
    January 1, 1970
    Maybe I'm having a bad weekend, as I abandoned another book and now really didn't enjoy this one, but there's just too much stuff going on without a strong narrative arc. No character development this issue, and I don't think the art was used to its best advantage. I'm done with the series. I hope I like Ascender better.
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  • Terry Mcginnis
    January 1, 1970
    The more confusing Gideon Falls becomes, the more enthralled I become. Volume 3 gives some much-needed backstory and we find out who Norton Sinclair really is, not to mention what has become of Danny. Another solid volume, a great cliffhanger, and continuing madness! Highly recommended.
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  • Ian Carpenter
    January 1, 1970
    Creepy AF. The time shifts work and add a complexity to this all that now makes sense and this volume leans in to the horror even more in a taunting, fun way. Loved it.
  • Yogarshi
    January 1, 1970
    Too notch art, but the story slows down and gets muddled up a bit after the steller first two arcs. We still get some answers to questions introduced in the very first issues, and the time travel, multiple worlds fuckery, all the while being surrounded a by creepy evil incarnation is enjoyable.
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  • Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    Existential terror, a town constantly changing its face, a dimension-hopping priest unstuck in time; yep, this is Gideon Falls. The central mysteries are no closer to getting revealed, but i am certainly along for Lemire's batshit ride and Sorrentino's mind-expanding artwork.
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  • Ryan Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    This is still amazingly engrossing, but I am so confused.
  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    I actually dont understand whats going on. Its very creepy but plot wise oh so confusing
  • John Funderburg
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely brilliant and fascinating. Cannot wait for the next volume.
  • Jesse Richards
    January 1, 1970
    I've loved this series so far, but this volume is just confusing for confusing's sake. It goes from being mysterious and suspenseful to just poorly-written.
  • Crystal Cobbett
    January 1, 1970
    Somewhere between 2.5-3 stars but I bumped it up to a 3 because of how much I do enjoy the art. But, honestly, I feel a little ripped off - just not enough happened in this volume that couldn't have been done in half the pages. I'm still generally interested in seeing how this concludes but it definitely dropped way down on my list of things to continue.
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  • Billy Jepma
    January 1, 1970
    While a lot more obtuse than the last volume, “Gideon Falls” remains one of the most horrifically fascinating comics on shelves. These five issues do a lot to deepen the lore that Lemire and Sorrentino have only given us glimpses of, but it introduces a wealth of new and dizzying enigmas as well. It seems like every time the story gives us a revelation, it has to immediately introduce a new puzzle for us to solve *just* to make sure we don’t get too comfortable. And as disorienting as this While a lot more obtuse than the last volume, “Gideon Falls” remains one of the most horrifically fascinating comics on shelves. These five issues do a lot to deepen the lore that Lemire and Sorrentino have only given us glimpses of, but it introduces a wealth of new and dizzying enigmas as well. It seems like every time the story gives us a revelation, it has to immediately introduce a new puzzle for us to solve *just* to make sure we don’t get too comfortable. And as disorienting as this narrative is, it works. It shouldn’t work, but it does, because every time a new volume comes out I greedily tear through it as fast as humanly possible.Part of me does wish the series would give us some kind of consistent anchor point, something concrete to keep us grounded as the story grows increasingly cosmic in scope, but I also appreciate how stubborn it’s sticking to it’s guns. The the artwork from Sorrentino and Stewart is still some of the most breathtaking stuff I’ve ever seen, and it’s a testament to their otherworldly layouts and colors that I’m as willing to go along with Lemire’s bizarre and intentionally difficult scripts. Whenever I feel even the faintest touch of frustration at the obliqueness of the story, I’m given a page of artwork that’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and any discontent I felt before is snuffed out.So even as I (continue to) struggle to get a grip on where this story is going, I’m still hopelessly invested in it.
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  • Pop Bop
    January 1, 1970
    Searching for the King of Lies at the Dark CenterI like reading this series from issue to issue, but from the point of view of continuity, (and weak short term memory), the story makes a lot more sense and is a lot more satisfying when you read it in the collected volumes. This Volume 3 collects issues 12 through 16, and it is perhaps the most suspenseful, dramatic, and rewarding collection so far.MILD SPOILER. The whole multiverse angle comes into focus in this book, as does the relationship Searching for the King of Lies at the Dark CenterI like reading this series from issue to issue, but from the point of view of continuity, (and weak short term memory), the story makes a lot more sense and is a lot more satisfying when you read it in the collected volumes. This Volume 3 collects issues 12 through 16, and it is perhaps the most suspenseful, dramatic, and rewarding collection so far.MILD SPOILER. The whole multiverse angle comes into focus in this book, as does the relationship between Father Burke and Norton Sinclair. There are lots of new twists, but there are also some answers, so the twist level stays high, but at least new twists replace the old twists, which keeps everything fresh and compelling.As always the art is top drawer. It's a satisfying mix of clear story telling, splashy displays, and artsy impressions, and those moving parts complement each other instead of conflicting with each other.So, I don't really care where this is going or where it eventually ends up. I'm happy to go along for the ride. And smile in the dark.(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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