Title: Gideon Falls #11
Words: Jeff Lemire
Art: Andrea Sorrentino
Colors: Dave Stewart
Publication Date: January 16, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: “ORIGINAL SINS,” Conclusion In this pulse-pounding conclusion to “Season Two” of the hottest supernatural horror story in comics, it’s a surreal nightmare as Father Fred and Norton finally come face-to-face. HOLLYWOOD NEWS! Picked up for TV by Hivemind after a multi-studio bidding war with long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg, and former Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
“B–but there was something else there…something between us all…sm–smiling at me…from between worlds…”
Prepare to have your mind blown; Gideon Falls #11 marks the end of the second arc of the series, and this conclusion is as stunning as it is satisfying. Excitement levels, moving into the next arc, could not be higher than they are.
A glutton for punishment, I had hoped that Jeff Lemire would continue to up the creep factor and continue to bring the scares as this story progressed; as of yet, Lemire has failed to disappoint. Yet again, as one door opens, another closes; the more we learn, the more apparent our ignorance becomes. Lemire has managed to successfully intrigue readers with unsettling food-for-thought for two arcs now, and, there’s no signs that he plans to stop anytime soon.
As this series continues, however, the Twin Peaks vibe continues to grow; Issue #11 feels like it belongs somewhere in Twin Peaks: The Return. Regardless, I’m hooked and am loving what Lemire’s doing here, even if it feels Lynchian.
Andrea Sorrentino’s artwork is mind-numbingly beautiful and immerses readers in a twisted world that needs to be experienced to be believed.
Moving into its third arc, I feel as though I have a firmer grip on what’s happening in the series, but, I hope, I am wrong and that there is still a great deal that I have to learn before I get it.
The Bottom Line:
Gideon Falls is Supernatural Horror at its best; Issue #11 brings the series’ second arc to a close, and as this chapter concludes, excitement levels couldn’t be higher. Yet another masterwork of modern visual storytelling, Gideon Falls #11 is not to be missed.