(Courtesy of Image Comics)
A nail-biting read from start to finish, Gideon Falls #11 (Image Comics) is a very intense thriller that refuses to compromise itself and gleefully messes with your head. Since the very beginning, the creative team behind Old Man Logan and Green Arrow take on mental illness and faith with such mind-blowing mediation.
In this pulse-pounding conclusion to “Season Two,” it’s a surreal nightmare as Father Fred and Norton finally come face-to-face.
Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Gideon Falls #11:
5) What Happened Before!
First, we have a reclusive young man, Norton, obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash. Then we have a washed-up Catholic priest, Father Fred, arriving in a small town full of dark secrets. Now their lives will become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn.
4) The Writing!
Writer Jeff Lemire delivers an epic confrontation between Father Fred and Norton, as they finally meet face-to-face for the very first time. As the plot moves at breakneck speed and tosses away exposition, Fred and Norton find themselves trapped with an evil entity. Letterer Steve Wands does a great job capturing Norton’s crippling fear and Fred’s toughened sense of bravery.
3) The Artwork!
Andrea Sorrentino’s artwork downright scary in this bone-chilling installment. In one of the gross-out panels, someone in the panel starts to hurl out bugs from his mouth. It’s the creepy-crawling vibe from the frightening imagery that will mess with the reader’s attention.
3) The Colors!
Setting up the scares, notice how colorist Dave Stewart uses red, white, and black. The opening page is is bathed in red from top to bottom. Stewart uses the white lines to make out the shapes and figures of Fred and Norton.
1) The Best Read Ever!
Definitely worth reading, Gideon Falls #11 is a trippy mind-twister of a conclusion. Horror fans will be instantly glued to the scares and suspense of Gideon Falls!
Gideon Falls #11 arrives in stores on February 13th, 2018.