Lemire and Sorrentino’s “Gideon Falls” to End in December

By | August 14th, 2020
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“Gideon Falls” #27
This December, Father Wilfred Quinn and Norton Sinclair’s journey through multiple realties to destroy the Black Barn and the Smiling Man comes to an end in December with “Gideon Falls” #27. Written by Jeff Lemire (“Royal City,” “Ascender,” “Black Hammer”) and drawn by Andrea Sorrentino (“Green Arrow,” “Old Man Logan”), the Eisner Award winning series will not be going quietly—Image Comics has an enormous 80-page issue planned for the finale.

Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics, was quick to praise the series.“We’ve been fortunate to publish a lot of great work by Jeff and his many collaborators—“Descender,” “A.D.,” “Plutona,” “Royal City”—but his work with Andrea on “Gideon Falls” is one of his most incredible storytelling accomplishments to date. 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!”

Since its original release in March 2018, the series has been lauded by critics. The series won an Eisner in 2018 for Best New Series, and this year colorist Dave Stewart won an Eisner for his work on “Gideon Falls” and other titles.

The most recent arc of “Gideon Falls” sees its core cast scattered across different realities after their attempt to destroy the Black Barn succeeded only in unleashing the Smiling Man infestation across all reality. With only four issues to go (the next issue will be out this coming Wednesday), they must find a way to bridge realities, find each other, and discover what tethers the Smiling Man and the Black Barn to Gideon Falls. Read on full the full press release below.


The Eisner Award winning Gideon Falls by New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino (the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan), with the talents of Eisner Award winning colorist Dave Stewart, will come to its show-stopping conclusion with an extra-length, shelf-busting issue #27. This final, mind-bending issue will clock in at 80 pages and release from Image Comics this December.

The horror/mystery series became an overnight success and critical darling when it launched in March 2018. It 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.

“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!”

Gideon Falls explores 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. At the heart of the town’s secrets is intertwined 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.

Fans won’t want to miss the satisfaction of this finale. Gideon Falls #27 will be the final issue in the series and will be available at local comic book shops in December.

Gideon Falls is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Select praise for Gideon Falls:

“Saturated with a horrific sense of anxiety.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Combines avant-garde graphic treatments with outstanding writing.” —Boing Boing

“Lemire and Sorrentino will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time.” —Brian Michael Bendis

“Visually complex…Quite compelling.” —Impulse Gamer

“A dark, brooding piece of evocative horror.” —The Oregonian

“A pure vision of terror.” —Comic Book Resources

“If you were a fan of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Green Arrow or Old Man Logan…then check out this original story.” —IGN

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“Lemire really knocks it out of the park with this comic..” —Bleeding Cool

“[Lemire] doesn’t lose a step here nor does Sorrentino, who is composing here at peak level too.” —The Comics Beat

“Truly unique.” —Newsarama

“There is nothing else like Gideon Falls on the stands today.” —HorrorDNA

“Where Black Science is full of wonder and science, Gideon Falls is just evil. Gideon Falls is the dark multiverse to Black Science.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots

“Some of the most beautifully haunting pages I’ve seen.” —Black Nerd Problems

“A complex, nuanced, deranged narrative.” —

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Mark Tweedale

Mark writes Haunted Trails, The Harrow County Observer, The Damned Speakeasy, and a bunch of stuff for Mignolaversity. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, watching far too many video essays, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter @MarkTweedale.


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