Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Andrea Sorrentino
Image Comics does something most major publishers don’t always do. At a certain point their books actually end, and with that, you lose the anticipation of waiting for a series simply because the team has ended it and moved on to something else. That’s why finding which book is worth your time, and of course your money, gets messy. That is why the next book to binge is GIDEON FALLS by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.
Being a thriller, the story does a great job of creeping you out all while not really knowing what it is to fear. Trust me when I say, I don’t want to give anything easy here because the story will keep you hooked as you come across more twists and cliffhangers. Lemire’s script offers a unique narrative that is gripping with characters that matter. Sorrentino’s art only excels the story so much more. His art is erringly beautiful with a wide range of gritty streets to beautiful open fields (His covers alone, are a testament to how amazing of an artist he really is). Just flip through the book if you’re still unsure, the panel layout and panel density will be enough to prove it’s worth every penny. The powerhouse team has come together to deliver one of the best series of the year.
Most should know why this team matters. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are a match made in comic book heaven. This isn’t their first time around the block together. Jeff Lemire has been around for a while writing for multiple publications beyond Marvel and DC. The man stays busy and manages to exhaustingly write multiple books a month, while still holding quality to his storytelling.
Andrea Sorrentino holds a legacy of his own by having an art style completely his own that shines in his runs such as X-Men and Green Arrow. I highly recommend their runs on Green Arrow and Old Man Logan, some of the best comics in recent history.
Gideon Falls’ first trade (Collects issues #1-6) should be on store shelves soon if you’re reading this. Image does a great job of having decent introductory prices to help you jump into a new series. If you manage to, you’ll catch up and be ready for the recently announced TV adaptation.