Title: Gideon Falls #5
Script: Jeff Lemire
Art: Andrea Sorrentino
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Madness spreads across Gideon Falls as Father Fred and Sheriff Miller race to stop a killer.
“I–I see the door. I see the other side…”
Gideon Falls #5 opens right where Issue #4 left off: Father Fred and Sheriff Miller standing face-to-face with a disturbed killer; the two race to stop him while Dr. Xu digs deeper into Norton’s troubled past.
Despite having read five issues of this supernatural/horror mystery, Gideon Falls feels as fresh as it did when I read its debut. Lemire has crafted a story that is truly captivating; the Black Barn beckons, and as we continue to move closer toward its doors, the dread and horror of the situation becomes more apparent. Soon, surely, we will cross the threshold and step into the Black Barn. This moment will further define an already excellent series, and with this issue’s cliffhanger ending, I am eager to take a closer look at the evil that sits in the heart of Gideon Falls.
Artist Andrea Sorrentino produces some of his finest work in this issue; Sorrentino expertly depicts the hypnosis-induced inner-journey that Norton takes with inspired illustrations that are packed with meaning, significance, and beauty. This strange trip evokes feelings wonder and dread while providing readers with good reason to stop and stare.
The Bottom Line:
The Black Barn beckons; Gideon Falls #5 continues to haunt and disturb readers as Jeff Lemire further develops this tale’s twisted plot. With intense opening and closing scenes, Gideon Falls #5 generates great momentum for future issues and leaves readers eager get their hands on Issue #6.