Image Comics has announced that the Eisner Award winning series Gideon Falls by New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino will end this winter with issue #27. This final issue will contain 80 pages and keep readers guessing until the final page, according to a press release by the company.
Launched in March 2018, the horror/mystery series became an overnight success and critical success. Gideon Falls went on to take home the 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Series and become one of the top selling, reordered series at Image Comics with multiple reprints.
The plot centers on a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest who arrives a small town full of dark secrets. The two key players stories 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.
“We’ve been fortunate to publish a lot of great work by Jeff and his many collaborators—Descender, AD, Plutona, Royal City—but his work with Andrea on Gideon Falls is one of his most incredible storytelling accomplishments to date,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. “It’s a true pleasure to see talent of this level complete such an amazing series, not just in the way they intended, but with their most thrilling issue yet!”
Fans of the series should not fret though as they may still be able to see more Gideon Falls as the property was picked up for a television series by Hivemind Productions. In October, 2019, as we reported here in Horror News Network, James Wan has joined the project as an executive producer.
The final episode of the series will be available at local comic shops in December. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for the latest on Gideon Falls.