Digital Mini Reviews | Gideon Falls by Jeff Lemire

Hi there!

A dynamic duo who loves to push the boundaries of visual story-telling to unimaginable heights, writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino have now completed their original horror psychological thriller over at Image Comics known as Gideon Falls. Collected in six volumes with a grand total of 27 issues, this series has caught the attention of many readers and my curiosity wouldn’t allow me to ignore it. Honestly, I was bound to get around to it with my track record for anything related to Jeff Lemire…

Having now completed it, it pretty much resumes what I often notice from Jeff Lemire’s work, that is, he has great ideas, an original structure, a familiar family theme interweaved into the story (central or underlying), and an ending that either succeed or flops from one reader to another.

Fans can also now look forward to a TV adaptation of this comic book series in the upcoming future (currently in development).

You can find out more about my thoughts by visiting me over on my blog here:

Roars & Echoes.

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16 thoughts on “Digital Mini Reviews | Gideon Falls by Jeff Lemire

  1. Huh, so it’s a Lemire wet firework? Starts off great, and fizzles out into nothingness ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I really like your short reviews for this series, though – nicely show your journey through these, Lashaan! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Exactly. It’s how I also felt for Sweet Tooth. I can only suggest testing them out if the premise piqued your curiosity about either of those series. ๐Ÿ˜› Then again, I’d still recommend you first try those 2 books by him you’ve already noted down from our previous discussion first. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Wow, the writing in this one really seems to go back and forth, great one volume and less so the next. Really sorry to see it end on such a down note, though. The story sounds like it had potential, and I do like the artwork you’ve shown. How would you rate the series as a whole? Would you average all your individual ratings, or do you think there was enough good or bad to place the rating one way or the other?

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    1. Yep. I was reading these as they got released in their collected forms too. I think readers who binge through these back to back can get a slightly better experience out of it now. An omnibus of all six volumes would actually be pretty awesome. But man, the ending either works or doesn’t and that all depends on the reader if you ask me. I think I would’ve averaged it up, honestly. I like to see these series as one big story and with the ending making it a make or break type of deal, I’d rather average it and let that summarize my overall feeling rather than dish out a negative rating because the ending ruin it all hahah

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  3. Nope, I have not read. I can’t concentrate on pages and pages of drawings with not much text. It’s like a coffee table book with random photos – you leaf through the pages without really pondering any of the details. I noticed that your ratings were somewhat consistent, growing with the number of volumes, and then the last one happened. You and I were just talking about endings making or breaking the experience.

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    1. I can only argue that these drawings aren’t random like coffee table books can be. The sequence of drawings tells a lot on their own and somehow also translates some emotions that don’t require words. You just have to let your imagination tell the story for you and the drawings tell the story! ๐Ÿ˜€ And yes, endings are everything.

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      1. No, I know you’re right. And it might actually be an interesting exercise for me to try and be creative with ‘reading’ the drawings. However, my concentration is not what it used to be. I sometimes wonder if I didn’t develop late ADD…

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