Zenescope has gone from small indie comic book publisher to big time multimedia entertainment juggernaut in about the time it took me to type that sentence. First came Zenescope’s big summer crossover event, The Dream Eater Saga. Next was the successful Kickstarter campaign for the animated Grimm Fairy Tales series and then the announcement of the Wonderland television series. And in between all that they have continued to publish some of the best comics on the stands by combining great storytelling with a sexy edge.
And now that trend continues as Zenescope has announced their newest miniseries, Sleepy Hollow. The book will be arriving in comic shops this October and will be helmed by the creative team of writer Dan Wickline and artist Allan Otero.
In updating the classic horror story, Wickline is moving the action to a college in upstate New York where a joke has gone terribly wrong and the Headless Horseman will show those responsible the meaning of revenge and pain.
When asked about the Headless Horseman and what makes Sleepy Hollow such an enduring tale, Wickline said “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. With this series I want to do what Zenescope has become famous for doing, taking classic tales told to children and turning them up to eleven.”
So get ready as Zenescope looks to give their readers a good scare when Sleepy Hollow hits comic shops this Halloween.