The First Sermon is always the Hardest (Gideon Falls #3 Comic Review)

“The Faller of Trees”

 

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Colors: Dave Stewart

Cover: Andrea Sorrentino

Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood

What You Need to Know: Father Quinn is new to the town of Gideon Falls but is already getting notoriety after finding the dead body of Gene Tremblay. Even though he is the prime suspect, maintains it was the dead Father before him. Meanwhile, the recluse trash picker Norton, is robbed of some of his important “treasures” and his doctor begins to worry that maybe he might not be as crazy as she first thought.

 

In This Issue: While trying to decide what to say during his first sermon, The Father is paid a visit by the lead detective of the Gene Tremblay case. She lets him know that he is cleared of the crime but should still keep his eyes out. After the sermon, Father Quinn finds a hidden compartment and the name of a man in town that could lead him to some very interesting information. Meanwhile, Norton has booby trapped his apartment to the fullest in case he is robbed again. But he is greeted with an unexpected visitor who is starting to believe his story about the mysterious Black Barn and the visions he has seen.

 

And these visions are freaky!! All good horror stories have a good build up and this one is building up to something. It’s an acceptable slow pace and everything has some kind of connection or meaning, as small as it might be. But you just never know where anything is going, only that it can’t be good. You also find yourself very nervous anytime you see the color red flash on the pages. While red might seem like a normal color palate in a comic, this one has a way of standing out in a sea of distilled colors by being that bright red that stands out enough to frighten you to what could be next.

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Joanna Robinson

Joanna Robinson

I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.
Summary
A comic with a horror theme can seem difficult but as expected, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino deliver. You are excited and scared to pick up the next issue and that’s how any good horror should be.
8.6
Great
Artwork - 9
Storyline - 9
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 8
Character Development - 8
Variant Cover Art - 9
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I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.

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