Sleepy Hollow 1

After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary
War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His
resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the
end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat
head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something
good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no
worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more
violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save
the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…
Having watched the hit TV series from the beginning, I had
hoped from the title that this book would be based on it.  Even if it hadn’t, a new story involving
Ichabod Crane and his fight against the Headless Horseman would have been
fun.  Lucky for me, once I opened up
Sleepy Hollow and saw the first handful of pages, I knew it was actually
connected to the show.
Even though this mini series is going to have a basis on
the show, it isn’t a requirement that you have watched it.  The premise is pretty basic, in that Ichabod
Crane has awoken from a coma of sorts to the Sleepy Hollow of today.  Alongside a lieutenant from the local PD,
they fight of evils of all sorts.  In
this first issue, they have to figure out why miracles are popping up across
town and how to stop it given that it turns out to be malevolent.
Taking on the task of converting live action movies or
television into the comic medium can be challenging.  The team which did so with this first part of
the series has started off well.  Given
the supernatural nature of the story, they’ve done a nice job of producing that
feel.  Knowing what the real characters
from the show are like, I am also quite pleased with how they retained not only
their personality in the writing, but their appearance in the art.
Those of you who do watch the show, this is good bonus
story that fits in well with the story.  Whether
or not you’re a current fan of the show though, this is a fun read that can still
stand on its own.  Admittedly, it is more
fun to read along with Crane’s distinct voice in your head.  Either way, I would say that folks new and
old to the Sleepy Hollow series should pick this up.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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