Gideon Falls is back after a four month hiatus, and it’s the perfect time to jump on. Well, you might be heavily confused by how we got here, but it is the start of the new story arc, “Wicked Worlds.” This horror sci-fi series gets even weirder this week as our characters interact with new worlds created after the barn was destroyed. Or was it?!
This is an absorbing read. You’re right there with the characters as they try to figure out where they are and what is going on. It’s not looking for any of the characters, but it’s cool to see the blending of genres and scary nature to what is going on. The priest, for instance, must deal with the fact that Gideon Falls’ churches are quite unethical in their approach. It appears a police state is now in full control of things and everyone seems to be in a worst-case scenario. One of the joys of this series has been trying to figure out what is happening, and this issue is no different.
The art by Andrea Sorrentino and colors by Dave Stewart continue to help draw you in and grab you. You may not want them to let go when this issue is over. Storytelling ideas are at work throughout, like the opening breaking up a sign on a wall over six panels, pulling out to see a protestor, and pulling out further to see police begin to beat him. It’s not a fun place, and Sorrentino masterfully draws you in by pulling out. Well-timed full-page splashes will shock you with one turning into a layout design that spirals literally out of control. The use of stark contrasts continues to be well done in this series too, like a splash of a strange android priest all in red with white behind him, further drawing your attention.
This book makes you feel all is lost, which is usually the beginning of a glorious comeback for the good guys. More importantly, though, this is the start of the exploration of brand new worlds and I can’t wait to explore more as the story arc continues.
You can pick up Gideon Falls digitally here.