You’ve watched Ichabod and Abbie battle the forces of Moloch and the Hessians, now see how they first got started with five short stories revealing the official origins of your favorite Sleepy Hollow characters. Travel back to the first days of Abbie on the job, Jenny in an institution, and Ichabod turning his back on Queen and Country for justice. Find out how Henry was born the horseman of the apocalypse War, and relive the Hessian’s life as Abraham.
As can happen at times, I’ve unfortunately fallen a bit behind on what had quickly become a favorite show of mine. I even had the opportunity to follow along with a new comic adaptation from Boom! which made it even more enjoyable. Lucky for me, I got the chance to read Sleepy Hollow: Origins and reconnect with this fantastic series in comic form again.
For those that have never watched a single episode of the Sleepy Hollow show, this is practically meant for you. Just as the previous summary so accurately puts it, this book is split into five stories giving brief origins on some of the more prominent characters. While this can only do so much to try and fill you in on a whole shows worth of content, it offers enough to draw you in.
Having watched all of the first season, I was familiar enough to recognize all the characters as illustrated within. I was very pleased with how closely it represented the real life actors for their respective comic renditions. Anyone without any basis on their appearance will otherwise still enjoy the overall great artwork for the book.
I have to admit, reading this origin story rekindled my desire to catch back up on the show. Again, this is a perfect way for people who have never seen it to get an idea of the fun twist on the classic tale. While this is a much better purchase for folks in that category, it’s still a good buy for hardcore fans of the show.
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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.