Sleepy Hollow #2 (of 4)
Words: Marguerite Bennett
Pictures: Jorge Coelho
Maybe it’s the freshly fallen snow outside my window, but I really appreciate the entire esthetic of this issue. The whole thing just has a cool gothic feel to it and I really dig that.
There’s a certain feeling you get when you read an old school ghost story. There’s a sense of wonder with a dash of belief as well when you hear a tale from Colonial America. I get a sense of weight, of legitimacy when I read such tales. That’s the feeling I got when I read this issue. There’s a familiarity and a sense of nostalgia. Marguerite Bennett is nicely melding the gothic feel of Ichabod Crane with a modern sensibility of today that plays well together. I especially like how our body snatching bad guy, Colin Van Bilj, really feels very much like a gothic ghost story come to life.
And no, I still haven’t watched Sleepy Hollow the TV show. But for me, it doesn’t matter. Especially with this issue. I felt much more connected to the characters in this second issue than I did in the first. Where in the first issue I felt a bit lost with some of the references, this one went down very smoothly.
4 out of 5 Music Boxes