Gideon Falls

Gideon Falls is an American ongoing horror comic book series created by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, published by Image Comics.

Gideon Falls
Cover of Gideon Falls #1 (March 7, 2018). Art by Andrea Sorrentino.
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing
GenreHorror
Publication dateMarch 2018 – December 2020
No. of issues27
Creative team
Created byJeff Lemire
Andrea Sorrentino
Written byJeff Lemire
Artist(s)Andrea Sorrentino
Letterer(s)Steve Wands
Colorist(s)Dave Stewart
Editor(s)Will Dennis
Collected editions
1. The Black BarnISBN 9781534308527
2. Original SinsISBN 9781534310674
3. Stations of the CrossISBN 9781534313446
4. The PentoculusISBN 9781534315136
5. Wicked WorldsISBN 9781534317222
6. The EndISBN 9781534318670

Publication historyEdit

Gideon Falls was first announced October 3, 2017, in advance of New York Comic Con 2017. Lemire set out to create an intelligent horror story, not one driven by gore, but by exploring the nature of evil. Sorrentino described the central character, Norton Sinclair, as inheriting the worst from himself and Lemire—nihilism from Sorrentino and obsession from Lemire.[1] Norton is based on a character Lemire created in 1996 for a short film during film school in Toronto.[2] The Black Barn from the series was somewhat inspired by the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks, though Lemire assures readers he's going somewhere very different with the concept.[3] The story came from two separate stories that weren't working on their own, but finally clicked when Lemire put them together.[4]

The series concluded at issue #27 in December 2020 with an 80-page issue.[5]

IssuesEdit

Issue Title Release Date Trade Paperback Collection Hardcover Collection
#1[6] The Speed of Pain March 7, 2018 Gideon Falls – Volume 1: The Black Barn
October 17, 2018
9781534308527
[7]
Gideon Falls
Book I: The Legend of the Black Barn

August 18, 2021
9781534319189
#2[8] All the Little Sinners Say Hallelujah! April 11, 2018
#3[9] The Faller of Trees May 16, 2018
#4[10] Twin Shadows June 20, 2018
#5[11] We Are All Just Soft Instruments July 18, 2018
#6[12] The Faller of Trees August 15, 2018
#7[13] The Sum of Its Parts October 17, 2018 Gideon Falls – Volume 2: Original Sins
April 17, 2019
9781534310674
[14]
#8[15] Killer Smile November 14, 2018
#9[16] The Transfiguration December 19, 2018
#10[17] The Hypostatic Union January 16, 2019
#11[18] Did I Find You or Did You Find Me? February 13, 2019
#12[19] The Laughing Man, Part One April 17, 2019 Gideon Falls – Volume 3: Stations of the Cross
October 9, 2019
9781534313446
[20]
#13[21] He Said I Was Special May 15, 2019
#14[22] The Village Near the Centre June 19, 2019
#15[23] The Misplaced Man July 17, 2019
#16[24] All Those Little Scars August 14, 2019
#17[25] Forever and Ever October 16, 2019 Gideon Falls – Volume 4: The Pentoculus
June 17, 2020 (with printing error)
July 22, 2020 (corrected version)
9781534315136
[26]
#18[27] All of His Kingdoms November 13, 2019
#19[28] Alone in the Dark December 11, 2019
#20[29] Drink the Dark Water January 8, 2020
#21[30] The Eater of All Things February 5, 2020
#22[31] What's That Flying with the Crows? June 17, 2020 Gideon Falls – Volume 5: Wicked Worlds
November 25, 2020
9781534317222
#23[32] Neon Bible July 15, 2020
#24[33] All the Best Cowgirls Have Daddy Issues August 19, 2020
#25[34] Are You Feeling Sinister? September 23, 2020
#26[35] It's Time to Play October 21, 2020
#27[5] The End December 23, 2020 Gideon Falls – Volume 6: The End
April 14, 2021
9781534318670

PremiseEdit

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, 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.[6]

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2019 Eisner Awards[36] Best New Series Gideon Falls
Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
Won
Best Writer Jeff Lemire Nominated
2020 Eisner Awards[37] Best Coloring Dave Stewart Won

Television adaptationEdit

Gideon Falls was picked up for a television series by Hivemind Productions in June 2018. Lemire and Sorrentino will serve as executive producers alongside Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg, and Dinesh Shamdasani.[38] In October 2019 it was announced that James Wan, along with his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear has joined as executive producers. Lemire has assured readers that despite television development, the comic will remain his primary focus.[39]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey. "EXCLUSIVE: Lemire & Sorrentino Explore Horror in Gideon Falls". Comic Book Resources.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW – Jeff Lemire Talks Black Hammer, Gideon Falls, and Sticking with Ideas". Comics Beat.
  3. ^ Holub, Christian. "Jeff Lemire talks Gideon Falls, his Twin Peaks-influenced horror comic". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ Salvatore, Brian; Grover, Rowan. "Lemire County #1: June 2018". Multiversity Comics.
  5. ^ a b Tweedale, Mark. "Lemire and Sorrentino's "Gideon Falls" to End in December". Multiversity Comics.
  6. ^ a b "Gideon Falls #1". Image Comics.
  7. ^ "Gideon Falls – Volume 1: The Black Barn". Image Comics.
  8. ^ "Gideon Falls #2". Image Comics.
  9. ^ "Gideon Falls #3". Image Comics.
  10. ^ "Gideon Falls #4". Image Comics.
  11. ^ "Gideon Falls #5". Image Comics.
  12. ^ "Gideon Falls #6". Image Comics.
  13. ^ "Gideon Falls #7". Image Comics.
  14. ^ "Gideon Falls – Volume 2: Original Sins". Image Comics.
  15. ^ "Gideon Falls #8". Image Comics.
  16. ^ "Gideon Falls #9". Image Comics.
  17. ^ "Gideon Falls #10". Image Comics.
  18. ^ "Gideon Falls #11". Image Comics.
  19. ^ "Gideon Falls #12". Image Comics.
  20. ^ "Gideon Falls – Volume 3: Stations of the Cross". Image Comics.
  21. ^ "Gideon Falls #13". Image Comics.
  22. ^ "Gideon Falls #14". Image Comics.
  23. ^ "Gideon Falls #15". Image Comics.
  24. ^ "Gideon Falls #16". Image Comics.
  25. ^ "Gideon Falls #17". Image Comics.
  26. ^ "Gideon Falls – Volume 4: The Pentoculus". Image Comics.
  27. ^ "Gideon Falls #18". Image Comics.
  28. ^ "Gideon Falls #19". Image Comics.
  29. ^ "Gideon Falls #20". Image Comics.
  30. ^ "Gideon Falls #21". Image Comics.
  31. ^ "Gideon Falls #22". Image Comics.
  32. ^ "Gideon Falls #23". Image Comics.
  33. ^ "Gideon Falls #24". Image Comics.
  34. ^ "Gideon Falls #25". Image Comics.
  35. ^ "Gideon Falls #26". Image Comics.
  36. ^ "SDCC '19: The Eisner Awards – LIVE!". Comics Beat. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  37. ^ "32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". YouTube. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  38. ^ McMillan, Graeme. "Horror Comic Gideon Falls to Be Developed for TV by Hivemind (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter.
  39. ^ Estrella, Ernie. "Gideon Falls Comic Headed to TV, Plus Get an Exclusive Preview of Issue #5". SyFy.

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