Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1

Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1

Writer: Mike Johnson Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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WHAT'S TO LOVE: We're huge Sleepyheads here at BOOM!, so we jumped at the chance to explore the never-before-seen history of some of our favorite characters from the hit Fox TV show. We worked hand-in-hand with Sleepy Hollow show writer Mike Johnson and Sons of Anarchy artist Matías Bergara to bring the true origins of Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Henry, and the Hessian.
WHAT IT IS: 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.

  • 9.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa May 13, 2015

    The art was particularlybeautiful. The inking was especially well done, as it was defined, yet not too thick. The coloring was very artistically done. The color palettes perfectly matched the mood of each scene andbrought out the characters in a unique way. Although, in some panels the facial expressions were not clear or exaggerated enough. However, this makes only a minor difference. The artist made noticeably good use of eyes and eyebrows in the characters' facial expressions. Sometimes it was subtle, and other times exaggerated. I appreciate that kind of creativity and give many props to the artist. Overall, the art tied together a rather well-rounded book. I expect that fansof the TV series will be well satisfied with the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nina Bird Apr 8, 2015

    If you're a fan of the show and of these characters, consider picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 15, 2015

    Not only is it good for people who watch the show, but it’s good for people who want to get into the show. Learn about the main characters, get into their inner psyches, and watch the chaos unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 15, 2015

    Stronger art would make this a better book, but it's still worth checking out. I plan on purchasing every issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 8, 2015

    Sleepy Hollow: Origins then, is a fairly solid book. Theres some decent artwork and the stories arent bad, and for the fans who want more of their Sleepy Hollow fix then this book might be right up their street. However, despite being decent, it doesn't really bring anything that we dont already know to the table, merely serving as a refresher for fans, with newcomers to the series feeling a little lost as a result of this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Sarah Swift May 6, 2015

    Overall I felt that the quality of the art provided was much more akin to a draft with characters not receiving adequate detailing for my liking and backgrounds feeling very generic and I felt that the stories were cut off too prematurely as well as possibly a bit too much focus on Ichabod whos past features heavily through the TV show but if youre a fan of the show then its an interesting read and gives more of an insight into the characters you know and love. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 7, 2015

    "Origins" is probably the most predictable and overused prequel subtitle, and it's fitting that this Sleepy Hollow one-shot carries that tired name. There's little here for the Sleepy Hollow die-hard to chew on and the backstory will be lost on anyone who's missed out on the show so far. BOOM! Studios have made every mistake they avoided with last year's excellent Sleepy Hollow miniseries; which was accessible to everyone and satisfying for the initiated. There are five vague stories here that probably would have worked much better as five separate one-shots and, although there are a few pretty pages, there's not much here that's truly worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 7, 2015

    Whilst I can see the attraction of the advertised collaboration with show writers, I would have preferred to have wholly original stories. Everything in the book has been alluded to previously on the show, so it may seem a little bit of a conceit to wrap up the same menu in a different wrapper. Read Full Review

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