Zenescope Entertainment has announced their latest spinoff series from their signature title, Grimm Fairy Tales. They'll be putting their own spin on the legend of Sleepy Hollow with the first issue due out in October, just in time for Halloween. The series will be written by Dan Wickline (Call of Wonderland, Lucius Fogg) with interior artwork from Allan Otero (Salem's Daughter: The Haunting). Cover art for issue #1 will be provided by Marat Mychaels and Matt Triano.
This version of the story is set in the present day on the campus for the fictional Tarrytown University in the state of New York. When a college prank goes wrong, the students discover that the legend of the headless horseman has some truth to it when he returns to get his revenge.
“I’m very excited about taking on this project,” says series writer Dan Wickline. “If you think about it, Sleepy Hollow is the starting point for a lot of the horror out there today. It was the first story to use the basic premise that we see in slasher films and the blueprint to many of the unstoppable anti-heroes we have today. I call them anti-heroes because deep down inside most of us are rooting for the killer when we read or watch these kinds of stories."
As a former resident of Sleepy Hollow (yes, it's a real place), I'm always interested in new adaptations on the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. Asylum Press started up a series called Chopper last year that had promise but I don't think it was ever actually completed. I'm excited to see what Zenescope's take on the story will be like, especially with someone like Wickline behind the wheel.
What do you think of this new adaptation of Sleepy Hollow?
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