‘Sleepy Hollow #4:’ Advance Comic Book Review

The fourth and last installment of Sleepy Hollow from BOOM! starts off with a bang, as Abbie and Ichabod find themselves trapped in a hell of their own making. Jennie and the Captain are imprisoned as well, but Abbie has made a deal with The Hessians to rescue her friends and fellow witness. Now, they face off against their nemesis, Colin Van Bilj, for control of their very souls.

Lost in the labyrinth of the clock, Abbie and Ichabod search for a way to destroy the illusions, but, instead, come face to face with the Headless Horseman and his Hessian soldiers as they search for the missing movers. Meanwhile, Jennie takes on the witches of Abaddon and the Captain battles with an army of walking clocks. Van Bilj, in his clockwork form, seeks to control all who stand in his way. But, the question really is, who possesses the most self-control: Abbie or Van Bilj?

This issue is all action and fun as our heroes’ battle self-doubt and an evil that wishes to take over the world. The art is terrific, and I love the splash pages depicting the clock with the theme of time running out. The look of Van Bilj has a definite Steampunk edge to it, as well as the army of fighting clocks and gears peeking through the ground. The story of the witches segues nicely from the previous issues, though I wonder who the guy is trapped in the aquarium. (One of the movers, maybe?)

As I mentioned in previous reviews, I do think the story could have been structured differently, but, all in all, it was well written and a blast to read. With the story by Marguerite Bennett and art by Jorge Coelho, I really enjoyed it, and I hope to see more of Sleepy Hollow in comic book form. And, before I forget, the issue also includes a short story from Noelle Stevenson of Ichabod and Abbie at a Renaissance Faire.

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