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Gideon Falls #2 Gets a Second Printing

The breakout hit, Gideon Falls, from the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man LoganNew York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Lemire and critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino—is being rushed back to print. Issue #2 of the horror/mystery series is flying off shelves and is slated to go back to print in order to keep up with the frenzied customer demand.

In Gideon Falls #2, the mysteries of the “Black Barn” heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.

Gideon Falls is a series that explores the lives of a solitary 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 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.

Gideon Falls #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR188168) will be available on Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 23rd.

Gideon Falls Gets a 3rd and 2nd Printing

The hot new series, Gideon Falls, from the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man LoganNew York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Lemire and critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino—is being rushed back to print again. Issue #1 of the dread-inducing series is being rushed back to print a third time in order to keep up with the frenzied customer demand.

Gideon Falls is a series that 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 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.

Gideon Falls #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code MAR188202) and Gideon Falls #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR188168) will be available on Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 23rd.

Preview: Weapon X #16

Weapon X #16

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Roland Boschi, Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Eric Canete
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“OLD MAN LOGAN VS. SABRETOOTH” CONCLUSION!
• Savage action as Old Man Logan and Sabretooth fight alone in a containment facility filled with horrific beasts! But who will prove himself the biggest monster?
• Witness the true fate of Sabretooth from the Wastelands of Old Man Logan’s past!
• Sets up a huge status quo change for Marvel’s deadliest team of mutants!

Preview: Suicide Squad #39

Suicide Squad #39

Story: Rob Williams
Art: Neil Edwards
Color: Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Andy Kubert, Brad Anderson
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Mike Cotton
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Apr 11, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“BREAK THROUGH THE WALL” part two! The government loses control of its new military weapon, the Wall, and he’s rampaging through Washington, D.C. with his sights set on the Capitol building! Rick Flag is forced to turn back to the Suicide Squad to stop the Wall before Washington is in ruins!

Preview: Suicide Squad #38

Suicide Squad #38

Story: Rob Williams
Art: Tom Derenick
Color: Ulises Arreola
Letterer: Pat Sanchez
Cover: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Editor: Mike Cotton
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“TEAR DOWN THE WALL” part one! With the success of the new government-sanctioned program, the Wall, the Squad is facing potential decommissioning from the Wall himself! The team faces down the one-man platoon as their lives hang in the balance.

Preview: Suicide Squad #37

Suicide Squad #37

Story: Rob Williams Art: José Luis
Ink: Jordi Tarragona Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DRAIN THE SWAMP” finale! Hack is out for blood now that her killer has stepped forward. While the Squad tries to protect themselves from Hack’s onslaught, Waller does everything she can to keep her secrets buried.

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls #1 Goes Back to Print

The creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man LoganNew York Times bestselling and Eisner Award winning writer Jeff Lemire and critically-acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino—launched Gideon Falls to critical acclaim and served fans another breakout hit. Issue #1 of the highly anticipated horror/mystery series is being rushed back to print on the same day as its release in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

In Gideon Falls, 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 become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, a 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.

Gideon Falls #1, 2nd printing will be available on Wednesday, April 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 12th.

Gideon Falls#2 Cover A by Sorrentino (Diamond FEB180628) and Cover B by Cliff Chiang (Diamond Code FEB180629) will be available on Wednesday, April 11th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 19th.

Review Gideon Falls #1

Jeff Lemire doesn’t sleep. Ever.

This is the only reasonable conclusion I can draw from the immense workload that the man puts out on the regular, whether it be as a writer (Bloodshot: Salvation, Moon Knight, Descender, and about a billion besides) or as an artist (his recent work on A.D.: After Death comes to mind among a girth of others), or as both artist and writer (Royal City, Trillium, Sweet Tooth, The Underwater Welder…the list goes on). I started working my way through his immense portfolio after discovering Trillium on a fluke at my local shop a few months back, which is more difficult than you might think: the minute I’m finishing one, Lemire is churning out thirty more.

One of those newly churned series is Gideon Falls, his latest authorial work alongside artist Andrea Sorrentino, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Steve Wands. Graphic Policy was fortunate enough to have the chance to review the first issue before its March release, and having done so I am now forced to revisit and expand upon my initial premise: Jeff Lemire doesn’t sleep – and with Gideon Falls, he and the rest of the creative team promise that none of us will either.

The initial adverts for Gideon Falls billed it as having something of a horror vibe, and without going into too details here the first issue promises something truly creepy to come. There’s a sense of some of the common threads that tie Lemire’s other works to each other, chief among them the premise of two disparate worlds lashed together by the machinations of A Veiled Grand Design, but rather than feel contrived or predictable this structural unity provides the familiarity normally associated with a genre study. Lemire’s world-blending manifests in the as-of-yet unspecified shared circumstances of city-bound obsessive Norton and errant, possibly disgraced Father Wilfred, culminating in a final pages reveal that can be described only as “creepy as all get-out”.

Ominously titled “The Speed of Evil”, Gideon Falls #1 carries a cinematic quality, the story unfolding as one might expect from the first act of a crime drama or, appropriately, psychological horror flick. We’re given glimpses of central charater Norton’s deteriorating mental state as he picks through his city’s garbage, alongside indications that he may not be as sick as others think he is, but it isn’t until the final few pages that the depths of his vision – or the depths of his psychosis – become clear. The same is true for Father Fred, a priest whose apparent exile to Gideon Falls isn’t touched upon save for vague flashbacks concerning an apparent fall from grace. While readers expecting any sense of the wherefores or hithertos out of issue one are going to leave sorely disappointed, those that dig a gripping sense of what’s-to-come will be delighted: we stumble onto the nuances of the mystery alongside the Norton and Fred, and so when they are perplexed or left with a chill, so too are we.

Lemire’s work couples nicely with Sorrentino’s character designs and backgrounds.   The dinge of the city and the lazy small town atmosphere is carried nicely through Stewart’s contrasting warm/cool color schemes, and there is haze of decay over most everyone and everything that makes a few brilliant moments of red stand out as alien – and dangerous – in an otherwise fugue-like world. Sorrentino’s characters are distinct and yet ghostly, and a deliberate lack of detail around eyes and in expressions isn’t so much jarring as a little unsettling, especially fitting in a world that we begin to understand is not quite right.

I likewise applaud the creative team for its excellent use of silence: the panels are unencumbered by nearly all effect bubbles, which ironically makes the depicted ambient noises – the jangle of trash, the passing of a car, the rustle of a grassy field – all the more effective. It’s proof positive of the notion that less is more, and it likewise underscores the eerie, deliberate absence of something that runs throughout this largely-quiet first issue.

What that something is, I can’t say – not because this is a spoiler-free review, but because so many threads have been left purposefully loose that as a reader all I grasped was an off-putting sense of wrongness permeating the fabric of Fred and Norton’s world before a final reveal that, while shocking, delivered only more questions. I look forward to discovering what lurks beneath the surface of the desolate, deceptively innocent world that they inhabit – a world that isn’t quite right, but isn’t yet ready to tell its secrets.

If you’re a fan of a good story, eerie imagery, and bleak, evocative coloring – or you’d like to cure an excess of sleep with a solid case of the creeps – you should be first in line to pick it up.

 

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Image Reveals Four Artist Appreciation Variants

Image Comics has revealed the first four of a series of virgin editions of highly anticipated new issues—Infidel #1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell, Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino—each of which will feature back cover quotes from the writers on the importance of their collaborating artists.

The front covers of these variants will be without series logo, Image logo, issue number, or price.

Gideon Falls #1 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino will be available on Wednesday, March 7th.

Infidel#1 by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell will be available on Wednesday, March 14th.

Moonshine #8 by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso will be available on Wednesday, March 21st.

Saga #50 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Diamond Code JAN188081) will be available on Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 5th.

Preview: Tales of Suspense #101

Tales of Suspense #101

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RED LEDGER PART 2
• HAWKEYE and BUCKY are forced to work together to track down the mystery assassin.
• The style and choice of targets have all led them to believe THE BLACK WIDOW is somehow alive and on the warpath…until now.
• When their latest victim surfaces, everything our heroes think they know is about to get blown to pieces!
• The titillating tale of Avengers, assassins, perilous plots and past mistakes continues here!

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