'Sleepy Hollow' comic book first look
Few recent TV shows have inspired as much Tumblr meme-crafting, hardcore shipping, and hashtag-trending fandom as Sleepy Hollow, which just returned to kick off its second season a few weeks back. The show is one of the most unique on television, as it is part cop procedural, part demon-hunting fantasy, and part fish-out-of-water comedy—the latter driven by time-traveling American Revolutionary Ichabod Crane.
Sleepy Hollow has built up that deep-diving level of devotion by crafting a totally unique world, so it’s no wonder that people have sought to tell other stories within that universe that go beyond the weekly adventures on the TV show. The first of an expected cavalcade of tie-in novels is already available, and now comes a monthly comic book series from Boom! Studios, the same publisher responsible for the Big Trouble In Little China books (among many awesome others).
The new series, whose first issue lands on Oct. 15 (look here or here for a fine comics retailer near you), follows Ichabod and his fellow “witness” Abbie Mills as they tackle witchcraft in Sleepy Hollow. The first issue was written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Jorge Coelho, with a cover by Phil Noto (though Coelho drew a cool variant cover). Boom! Studios will be showing off Sleepy Hollow at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, where they’ll have a super-limited-edition version of the first issue (featuring a cover drawn by Noelle Stevenson) available at their booth.