Sleepy Hollow #1

Sleepy Hollow #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Noelle Stevenson Artist: Jorge Coelho, Noelle Stevenson Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
6.8Critic Rating
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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...

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 18, 2014

    A good start that mirrors a typical episode and isan outstanding gateway book to the television series for readers that haven't watched it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jordanne MacDonald Oct 15, 2014

    Sleepy Hollow #1 is a strong start to a series which will hopefully become as popular as it's TV counterpart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 14, 2014

    Just like the television series itself, I expect Sleepy Hollow to continue to grow as Bennett and Coelho find their footing. That said, for a pilot, this is a pretty strong showing, one with likable characters and fearsome antagonists that's sure to please veteran Sleepyheads and newcomers to Sleepy Hollow alike. If the creative team keeps up this pace with this high-potential licensed property, BOOM! Studios has another big hit on its hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Oct 14, 2014

    So, if you like the it. If you've never seen the show, give it a try. It's pretty good! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nina Bird Oct 15, 2014

    Each issue also features a bonus short comic by Noelle Stevenson; this issue, the two-page comic shows Ichabod and Abbie on a night off, though even a night off isn't complete without a supernatural appearance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Derek Vigeant Oct 21, 2014

    What grabbed me right away was the very spot-on " but still cartoonish " illustrations of Ichabod Crane and Det. Abbie Mills. Coelho nails Crane's stringbean frame, and Abbie's petite size which is arguably even more enjoyable in comic form; the art is pleasantly minimalistic and clean, while Bennett's banter between the leads is enjoyable, including Crane's continued questions about the ways of the new time period he now lives in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Oct 16, 2014

    I must say that the artwork is also spectacular. It's a very stylized approach with a cartoonier slant that actually reminds me a lot of the line work in Sleeping Beauty but I think that fits well with the tone of both the book and the show. Additionally Tamra Bonvillain does amazing coloring work here, especially with all the warm oranges and bright yellows that just ooze that autumnal palette that so defines Sleepy Hollow. Finally I'd be remise not to mention you actually get a back-up feature to this comic, a little 2 page story called 'Movie Night' which is basically just a very fun and cartoony one-off goof, sort of like Itty Bitty Hellboy. It's a hilarious little capstone to a very fun comic experience, lighthearted in all the right ways and, much like the rest of Sleepy Hollow, you can tell it's made by people who are real fans of the show. Consider Sleepy Hollow highly recommended but only if you've already gotten into the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 18, 2014

    Similar to problems I've had with the comic depiction of The X-Files, Sleep Hollow is entertaining, and a good adaptation, but when comparing the two, I'd rather have the live action version. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 20, 2014

    All told, "Sleepy Hollow" #1 was enjoyable but too easy. Going forward, I'd like to see Bennett make better use of the source material and the format. She's stretched her powerful imagination on other titles, and I'd love to see her run wild with the "Sleepy Hollow" mythology. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Nick Brehmer Oct 15, 2014

    Going into this first issue blind is, Ill admit, unfair, but I was nonetheless left unimpressed. I was pretty confused and found the framing of the narrative to be very jumpy and immediate. A lot happens and Im still not exactly sure why or how. Like most buddy-cop plots, the conflict is resolved way too quickly and the peril to the community isnt detailed enough to leave the readers conce Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Oct 16, 2014

    If the answer is yes, then the pacing between the two's work and their working relationship needs to be slowed down, and focused in-action, in-case. The solutions to the crimes committed by ghastly things can't be as convenient as they are now, or all action and thrill, immediately dissolved into happenstance. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 15, 2014

    Sleepy Hollow #1 is off to a rough start, but it shows promise. The concept can function within a comic. It contains likable characters, easy opportunities for humor, and loads of creepy potential. If Bennett and Coelho refine their work, then this series could be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Oct 20, 2014

    The art is solid and clean " nothing special, the story is just another story " nothing special and the novelty of having an anachronistic character is always good for a few jokes. But novelty runs out pretty quickly. Read Full Review

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