Gideon Falls, Vol. 2: Original Sins

Gideon Falls, Vol. 2: Original Sins

In the series that writer MARK MILLAR (HIT GIRL) called "the best comic of 2018," rural mystery and urban horror collide in the second volume of the runaway best-selling series by JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO, the acclaimed creative duo behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan.The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed...

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Title:Gideon Falls, Vol. 2: Original Sins
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Gideon Falls, Vol. 2: Original Sins Reviews

  • James DeSantis

    This is one of those mind-twist-fucked-up-in-the-head-must-read-type-of-comics.

    So where volume 1 had a nice build up and some sudden revelations, this one moves even quicker. Our hero gets caught and thrown in a psych ward, but is it really that? The priest and cop get more answers, and even more questions, when they discover who the individual they are hunting is. Then you get the most insane last issue here as two worlds begin to collide. Past and present meld together to create a truly "Oh s

    This is one of those mind-twist-fucked-up-in-the-head-must-read-type-of-comics.

    So where volume 1 had a nice build up and some sudden revelations, this one moves even quicker. Our hero gets caught and thrown in a psych ward, but is it really that? The priest and cop get more answers, and even more questions, when they discover who the individual they are hunting is. Then you get the most insane last issue here as two worlds begin to collide. Past and present meld together to create a truly "Oh shit" moment.

    Gideon falls continues to be enthralling every step of the way. The art took a bit to get used to but now I love it. There's one shot in here that blew my mind of how cool and different it was. Dialogue is strong as usual and Jeff Lemire does a amazing job of spinning a complicated tale.

    I really loved this volume and a easy 5 out of 5.

  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to mindfuck us with this 2nd volume and all I can think to say is...thank you.

    Personally, this is one of my favorite monthly pulls, every issue gives us a smidgen more of the story, and every issue continues to confuse me all over again. I was actually laughing out loud in glee as I turned the last few pages at the end of this arc. Everything about...the writing, the crazy panel layouts, the entire presentation, really, are 100% on point!

    I'm so

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue to mindfuck us with this 2nd volume and all I can think to say is...thank you.

    Personally, this is one of my favorite monthly pulls, every issue gives us a smidgen more of the story, and every issue continues to confuse me all over again. I was actually laughing out loud in glee as I turned the last few pages at the end of this arc. Everything about...the writing, the crazy panel layouts, the entire presentation, really, are 100% on point!

    I'm so

    happy to be following along on this crazy story!

  • Cyndi

    This story has so many fine elements. Psychological darkness. Longing and regret. A serial killer and a multiverse surprise! I love it!

  • Václav

    The second book proved that some comics just work much better as a whole than as issues. Which looked bit complicated at first is actually quite simple. The first confusing thing about Gideon Falls is that the evil, supernatural force, unlike in other stories from the horror genre, is not known here. There are clues not to it, but to its manifestation in our world. The second book finally puts most of the clues together and started to focus on the force behind it (in a cliffhanger, of course). T

    The second book proved that some comics just work much better as a whole than as issues. Which looked bit complicated at first is actually quite simple. The first confusing thing about Gideon Falls is that the evil, supernatural force, unlike in other stories from the horror genre, is not known here. There are clues not to it, but to its manifestation in our world. The second book finally puts most of the clues together and started to focus on the force behind it (in a cliffhanger, of course). This is the chilling kind of horror, which gives you creep by compromising our view to the order and leaving the main characters as a pawn in some game. They can try hard, but the ominous force always has the upper hand. As for art, I find the drawing of the characters ugly most of the time. And overall some scenes bit chaotic (as in drawing). But the work with the panels and pages is mesmerizing and unusual, but Sorrentino uses panels not as the storytelling tools, but as an art form. And that could be confusing because after few "classic" pages which are telling what's going on comes few other pages primary to shock and impress. But it works for the story and for the comics, making it something far from mundane. And that's good, not aiming for a vast audience but to make something, something else.

  • Jakub Kvíz

    I feel like I have no idea what's going on but I enjoy it anyways.

    I suppose it will require a complete re-read to catch all the details I've missed while reading this in single issues. The mystery of the Black Barn is slowly unraveling, Father Fred and Norton finally meet each other and it's really mindblowing.

    Great atmosphere and art! Highly recommended if you are looking for some mysterious thriller/horror.

  • Drown Hollum

    Still great, but got a little difficult to follow. At this point, we are clearly dealing with something fantastic and unique in the world of comic horror, but some of the connections established here are a bit tenuous without further world building. Great imagery and concepts, but you're likely to get lost a time or two before the volume is done. Still on board still excited even, but I'm hoping there's no way this just falls flat before its finish.

  • David Schaafsma

    I very much liked the first volume of Gideon Falls, a horror story with lean and fast storytelling by master storyteller Jeff Lemire, master artist Andrea Sorrentino (Old Man Logan, and others with Lemire), and hall of fame colorist Dave Stewart, but I liked this second volume (of three), which is leaner and faster and ramps up the visual invention.

    The story follows Father Fred Wilfred, a very troubled priest, and Norton Sinclair, a mentally ill man. There's been a series of murders in Gideon Fa

    I very much liked the first volume of Gideon Falls, a horror story with lean and fast storytelling by master storyteller Jeff Lemire, master artist Andrea Sorrentino (Old Man Logan, and others with Lemire), and hall of fame colorist Dave Stewart, but I liked this second volume (of three), which is leaner and faster and ramps up the visual invention.

    The story follows Father Fred Wilfred, a very troubled priest, and Norton Sinclair, a mentally ill man. There's been a series of murders in Gideon Falls, and some people think Norton is the culprit. Norton has an obsessive focus on a black barn, which he feels compelled to rebuild (cf. Field of Dreams "if you build it, they will come;" Close Encounters--Roy building Devil's Tower in his living room) from the scraps of wood he finds in the town garbage dump. A psychiatrist has no patience for this nonsense, until she, too, begins to get strange visions, and agrees to help him. Even after he gets locked up in the psych ward in a strait jacket.

    A cop and her estranged father have different views about what happened to their brother-son Danny, who went missing years ago. Dad has made it his life work to find out; his daughter thinks he's nuts. Now, much of what I've said so far seems like a conventional mystery story, with a hint (that barn, these visual obsessions) of horror. But the thing that bumps this up toward excellence is the visual representation of the ideas driving the script, illustrated by Sorrentino:

    What is goodness? Wholeness? When we look into the mirror, we see what we think we see, and not some paranoid image of a screaming skull? Sorrentino represents this lack through fragmentation, an explosion of small panels, Polaroid images, scattered across the page, Stewart-colored with reds and slightly nauseating greens (not spring green, but green rot). The panel compositions are often elaborate, swirling, consistent with the imaginative space of horror and fantasy, a kind of shattered stained-glass window. Spirals, linked neural pathways, dendroids (go, ahead, look it up!).

    The last issue, where much of this visual feast happens, is breath-taking, can't talk about what happens, but visually it is terrific. I am not convinced of all of it yet, this move toward a resolution, the reveal that is already happening in the last pages, but if we know Lemire, these secrets, these crimes, the past, seems to point to some kind of redemption. That's pretty much Lemire's jam.

    Lemire doesn't usually do horror. Maybe Sweet Tooth can be seen as dystopian horror, but he's known for his Essex County realistic fiction stories and his science fiction (Descender, Black Hammer) and lots of superhero comics. This has nods to Harrow County and Outcast and other atmospheric horror series. I am at 4.5 now, holding back because of worries about a conventional conclusion to the story.

    Lemire usually creates musical playlists to accompany his work. This is Sorrentino's Gideon Falls playlist:

  • L. McCoy

    SUPER FAST REVIEW:

    The story continues and it is very interesting. The art is really cool, especially with some of the things done with the page designs!

    Very suspenseful, sometimes creepy, the characters are interesting. There’s also one hell of a cliffhanger ending!

    My only problems are this volume is slower than the first and a bit more confusing.

    Overall, it’s an interesting story with great art and some creepy bits. With this book’s suspense and cliffhanger ending it is definitely worth reading

    SUPER FAST REVIEW:

    The story continues and it is very interesting. The art is really cool, especially with some of the things done with the page designs!

    Very suspenseful, sometimes creepy, the characters are interesting. There’s also one hell of a cliffhanger ending!

    My only problems are this volume is slower than the first and a bit more confusing.

    Overall, it’s an interesting story with great art and some creepy bits. With this book’s suspense and cliffhanger ending it is definitely worth reading even if this volume is slower and harder to understand than the first.

    Highly recommended!

    4/5

  • Chad

    Better than the first volume as we are slowly getting some answers doled out each issue. There's a lot of moving pieces here and it's still not clear how they all fit together. There is a feeling of dread throughout the book, but I definitely wouldn't consider this horror like a lot of other readers do. Sorrentino's art works really well at portraying that sense of dread along with tripping dimension? time? (Who can really besides the creators at this point?) spanning visuals. I still think this

    Better than the first volume as we are slowly getting some answers doled out each issue. There's a lot of moving pieces here and it's still not clear how they all fit together. There is a feeling of dread throughout the book, but I definitely wouldn't consider this horror like a lot of other readers do. Sorrentino's art works really well at portraying that sense of dread along with tripping dimension? time? (Who can really besides the creators at this point?) spanning visuals. I still think this will work better as one epic read once it's completed.

  • Roy

    Big fan of Lemires work but I feel like this just isnt providing enough answers. Might work better as a massive omnibus when its completed.

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