Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn

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Image Comics
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6.4 X 0.4 X 10.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Jeff Lemire is the award-winning, New York Times Bestselling author of such graphic novels as ESSEX COUNTY, SWEET TOOTH, UNDERWATER WELDER, as well as co-creator of DESCENDER with Dustin Nguyen, BLACK HAMMER with Dean Ormston and GIDEON FALLS with Andrea Sorrentino. He collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album THE SECRET PATH, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards including an Eisner Award and Juno Award in 2017. He has also written exclusively for both Marvel and DC Comics.


"A dark, brooding piece of evocative horror blessedly short on exposition and long on landscapes, ambiance and feelings." --The Oregonian

LIBRARY JOURNAL -- Against his wishes, recovering alcoholic Father Quinn is assigned to lead a church in the small community of Gideon Falls. The previous pastor died, so Quinn is particularly disturbed when that same clergyman appears in his room one night. Chasing the allegedly dead man into a field, Quinn sees an ominous, abandoned-looking structure, which disappears after he finds one of his new parishioners murdered in the field. Meanwhile, in a big city also called Gideon Falls, Norton Sinclair is obsessed with searching through trash, convinced that he is uncovering the remnants of something terrible from his past, a mythical Black Barn. He collects and bottles nails and other specimens from the building, which he hopes to track down. His psychiatrist Dr. Xu is worried that Norton may require institutionalization again, but after she begins to receive her own visions of the Black Barn, she understands that whatever Norton is experiencing is more than psychosis. Together, the various characters are drawn toward whatever sickness lies within the Black Barn.
VERDICT Moody metaphysical horror with echoes of Twin Peaks-style strangeness establishes this mysterious world created by Lemire (Essex County; Roughneck), Sorrentino (Old Man Logan), and Stewart (Hellboy), presented in this first volume of a popular ongoing series. Collects single issues 1-6.

"It's a thriller, it's horror, it's literary, and it's also something truly unique." --Newsarama

"Though Lemire is one of the busiest writers in the industry right now, the sheer volume, diversity, and high quality of his output is remarkable. He doesn't lose a step here nor does Sorrentino, who is composing here at peak level too... I left the experience of Gideon Falls more than ready to see how the mystery of this odd town plays out in the next chapter." --The Comics Beat

"Saturated with a horrific sense of anxiety." -Entertainment Weekly

"If you were a fan of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Green Arrow or Old Man Logan, which were instant classics in the eyes of many, then check out this original story." --IGN