With its debut in 2018 we immediately knew that Gideon Falls was going to be a series to watch. Created by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, Gideon Falls has been called a mix between the psychological dread-inducing terror of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House with the unsettling atmosphere of Twin Peaks. Almost twenty issues in with three collected trades, the series follows the legend of the Black Barn, an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.
Horror News Network would like to congratulate Jeff Lemire as our choice for 2019’s Writer of the Year.
Lemire once again had a prolific year, writing a wide variety of titles in a number of genres, but his work on Gideon Falls, Berserker Unbound, and the recently released Family Tree, established him as the top writer for 2019 in the world of horror comics. Lemire’s ability to create believable characters and dialogue in the most unusual of settings, often in cases where readers are able to feel a palpable sense of dread, is a trademark of his writing style, and one that was evident in all of his horror work this year. read more
Hivemind recently issued a press release which announced that they will be teaming with James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company for the upcoming television adaptation of Gideon Falls. Created by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, Gideon Falls recently picked up a 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Series.
Published by Image Comics, the official synopsis for the series is as follows:
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 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, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. read more
Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart’s Gideon Falls took home the Best New Series Award at the 2019 Eisner Awards.
Lemire accepted the award on behalf of the entire creative team at the annual celebration for the best in graphic storytelling (which is held annually at San Diego Comic Con). The noir horror series had stiff competition, beating out fellow horror series Bitter Root (by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green), Crowded (by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt), Isola (by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl), Man-Eaters (by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk), and Skyward (by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett). Every one of the best new series nominees were published by Image Comics. read more
Horror News Network’s Award for Artist of the Year of 2018 goes to Andrea Sorrentino for his amazing artwork on Gideon Falls.
Published by Image Comics, Gideon Falls follows a man named Norton who becomes obsessed with what he believes is a conspiracy that is being hidden within the towns garbage. Concurrently, a Catholic priest, Father Fred arrives in Gideon Falls and also finds the town is full of dark secrets. The two characters become 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, bringing death and madness in its wake. read more
This week Image’s Gideon Falls lands in comic shops. Jeff Lemire, best known to horror fans for his work on Animal Man, is teaming up again with his Old Man Logan and Green Arrow collaborator Andrea Sorrentino.
Gideon Falls centers around small-town rural mystery. The first issue does more than just give background, Lemire inventively lays out the story through the juxtaposition of the two main characters, Father Wilfred and Norton. Both are obviously at a low point in their lives and not fitting in well with society. Two very different roles in the world, yet Lemire shows then being similar in so many ways. It’s clear they have will have connection to each other, although that is not revealed in this first issue. Sorrentino’s artwork does an excellent job of matching the mood of the plot. The dark, muted colors of fan favorite, Dave Stewart, along with the gritty style complement the somber tone of the story. read more