Fans of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ are going to be ecstatic in the near future as not only is the show set to return in September, but now we’re also going to see a journal set in modern times by Ichabod Crane as well as prologue comics for each of the major characters! That’s right, Random House is going to release ‘The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane’ which will be written by the ever talented Alex Irvine.
Not only that, BOOM! Studios (which picked up the license for the comics earlier this summer) will be releasing prologues for all of the major characters. The first of these prologues which focus on both Ichabod Crane and Jenny Mills are currently available on the show’s Facebook page and were written by Bad Robot’s Mike Johnson, with art by Matias Bergara. They are both set before the events in the first season.
You can check out the previews below:
At this time there are five shorts that are planned for the series. After each are released, they will be putting out a collection of all five of them in print. Also in the works is a four-issue ‘Sleepy Hollow’ miniseries that will take place during the events of the first season. This miniseries is being put together by Marguerite Bennett and Jorge Coelho and the first issue will be released next month.
As for ‘The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane’ itself, we’re going to see quite a bit of humor as well as insight to the character as the journal will show us a few new memories from his past. Here’s the official description:
In “Sleepy Hollow,” a supernatural twist on Washington Irving’s classic short story, Ichabod Crane has been pulled two-and-a-half centuries through time to find that he and detective Abbie Mills are humanity’s last hope in the war against evil. Passionate, intelligent, and wryly funny, Crane has always used journals to collect thoughts and documents that may prove useful later, and The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane offers an unprecedented look at the battle also raging inside his fascinating mind.
On the pages within, Crane shares new memories of the American Revolution; more amusing reflections on modern-day phenomena, from the Internet to Election Day; and private thoughts about Abbie, Katrina, and others. He also includes hidden case files; secret Freemason puzzles; selections from George Washington’s mysterious Bible; and photos, letters, and drawings he has collected along the way. Filled with detail about past battles and vanquished monsters, as well as clues about those he and Abbie have yet to face, this journal is not just the ultimate repository for fans, but the key to Sleepy Hollow’s future—and the world’s.
Sounds like it could be a riot to read!
Are you looking forward to the comics or the journal? Which is more likely what you’ll be picking up on release?