Review - Sleepy Hollow #1

Everyone knows the story of the Headless Horseman and the tale of Sleepy Hollow. A headless man riding a horse while wielding a sword looking to seperate your head from body can make a night on the moor scary.

This story was supposed to take part in the 1700s, but what if it took place in modern day. With a Headless Horseman roaming the streets of Tarry Town New York? Well Zenescope has you covered as they've released another great comic in the Grimm Fairy Tales line in Sleep Hollow #1.

The issue is written by Dan Wickline and with art by Ac Osorio, Chandran Ponnusamy and Jim Campbell.

The issue opens with a flashback to the Revolutionary War and the site of one man in Tarry Town who is about to be executed for crimes unknown. It would appear the executioners are working for the British. In a bit of foreshadowing, the man in question gets executed in a brutal fashion losing his head and his body kicked down a ravine.

Jumping forward to 2005 we meet a modern day descendent of that same man who lost his head in the beginning. Craig is a current student at Tarry Town University who is your run of the mill smart student that doesn’t know exactly who he is. Living with a jock buddy of his helps set the story of how things are going to go downhill fast for Craig, with the real possibility of him facing the same fate as his ancient ancestor.

Wickline makes the first issue just a taste of what this series has in store. When it comes to a Headless Horseman bent on revenge, things can only get bloodier from here. The latter part of the issue definitely takes a turn to the dark side, setting up the rest of the series to be more than crazy. Wickline does a great job infusing the classic tale into a modern setting.

The artwork was pretty cool too, as it's primarily character focused with everyone front and center in most panels. There are easy background tones that make the characters stand out even more, accenting the events of the story.

Sleepy Hollow #1 is a great Halloween tale and perfectly timed. It's got a lot going for it and offers an interesting twist on the timeless tale of the Headless Horseman. Fans of Grimm Fairy Tales and Sleepy Hollow in general will definitely want to check the issue out.

Sleepy Hollow #1 is available in stores now.