“The Faller of Trees”
Written: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Variant Cover: Jeff Lemire
What You Need to Know: Since coming to Gideon Falls, a lot of weird stuff has happened to Father Fred that he can’t explain. All of these things are leading to one thing – The Black Barn. After seeing the Sheriff kidnapped by Reddy following a bloody murder, the Father follows him into the very door leading to the Barn.
In This Issue: Father Fred has entered the Barn of his own free will and it is not what he expected to find. Visions, strange floating objects, and even Jesus are waiting for him inside as he desperately tries to keep sane and find Clara. During his chase and fight with Reddy, he is given a choice to save Clara or learn the Black Barn’s secrets…Able to rescue Clara, the Father calls the Bishop who sent him to Gideon Falls and finds that perhaps, he was sent for a reason.
Meanwhile, Norton and Xyu have found the lot that Norton believes he came from. But upon further investigation of the lot, the duo finds that there are actual pieces left for them to find and the two decide to commit to building the Barn.
It’s the inside of the Black Barn and it is as creepy as expected and just as weird as we have believed to be it is. Color takes a BIG part inside the Barn and not just with our favorite color Red. There are a lot of bright colors when things get trippy for the Father and when he is trying to keep its wits, it goes back to the dark, sketchy art we know and love. This may seem like a little thing, but I enjoy the way it’s done to distinguish the difference between the Barn and Father Fred. The writing is always good and makes you want to know more about the Barn and why it seems to have “chosen” certain people.