[Comic Book Review] GIDEON FALLS #2 from Image Comics

PopCultHQ received an advanced review copy of GIDEON FALLS #2 from Image Comics. Available April 11th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing from Jeff Lemire, art from Andrea Sorrentino, colors from Dave Stewart, and lettering from Steve Wands.

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…

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GIDEON FALLS #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Steve Wands

Cover Artists: Andrea SorrentinoCliff Chiang
In Shops: April 11th, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The brand-new supernatural mystery series by the acclaimed team of JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Green Arrow) continues. The mysteries of the “Black Barn” heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.


PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
Gideon Falls #2

Writing:

For issue #2, Jeff has taken things into a mixed plot direction. It feels as though it is one part police procedural and one part twisted horror story. Something like a mashup between Law and Order and Twilight Zone or H.P. Lovecraft. Whatever direction the tale is headed in, whatever the purpose is behind the Black Barn and the heroes, Jeff will keep serving up a series full of suspense and surprises.

Art:

The artwork this time takes on fresh detail. Andrea makes great use of long rectangular panels to widen a scene like a trick with a film camera. This allows the reader to get a perspective on the pace of the story that may have not been there in issue #1. Also, everyone should be on the lookout for a fantastic artistic surprise in the middle that is sure to throw a great many people off their guard.

Dave’s colors further project the strange nature of issue #2. Not only the strange nature, but the darkness within the story and the art. His color choices are all somewhat bleak. There are a few instances of sharp, bright color, but these are overwhelmed by the sheer morbidity of the rest of the colors throughout the comic.

Within issue #2, the lettering hasn’t changed all that much for character dialogue. Certain words are given particular emphasis in bold to hit their point home, but other than that, it is still rock solid but not any different from issue #1.

PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:

What is the purpose behind the Black Barn? And what of Father Quinn? Will Norton and his therapist uncover the secrets of barn? Pick up issue #2 and find out.

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

4 Out of 5 Stars

GIDEON FALLS #2 can be pre-ordered on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, April 11th!


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Colorist – Dave Stewart

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Letterer – Steve Wands

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Publisher – Image Comics