Review: Sleepy Hollow #3 (of 4)

This series opened with some promise but quickly devolved into a mish-mash of The Crow, Pumpkinhead, and Tim Burton’sSleepy Hollow; however, this comic series never fleshed out its own identity. Flashbacks show the plan leading up to Craig’s death.  Present time narration follows the Headless Horseman revenant hunting down those responsible for the young man’s death.

SleepyHollow03_coverBWhile AC Osorio’s artwork adequately tells the story visually, I found certain illustrations to be troublesome.  On page 14 Mike encounters the Horseman.  One panel shows half Mike’s head and half of what looks like a desiccated face.  Was this meant to be the Horseman getting into his head?  The key is that this introduces the flashback of the gang planning the prank on Craig.  But the overall effect of the images makes for a confusing set of images.

As far as the story is concerned, nothing unique or different takes place in this issue.  As mentioned, the avenging ghost theme becomes the focal point of the story.  And, unfortunately, that is a tale told too often.  Funny that so many creators and writers worked on something that would end up being so unoriginal.

Score: 2/5

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Raven Gregory Writer: Dan Wickline Artist: AC Osorio Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Price: $2.99 Release Date: 12/26/12