Craig Marsters is a student in a master's degree US History program at Tarrytown University in Tarrytown, New York. His roommate is a star of the university's basketball team and all around spoiled collegiate athlete, but Brian Aston, whom Marsters' roommate suggests Marsters as a tutor for, is worse. Aston wants to pay Marsters for the answers to his upcoming US History test, but Marsters is a stand up student and won't play ball. Aston is used to getting his way though and will go to extreme measures to get what he wants...even if it means threatening to behead Marsters... Meanwhile, Marsters' girlfriend is going through a bit of a relationship crisis, the kind that affects most college relationships, although there is something more than meets the eye going on with here.
Like most Zenescope Entertainment series that fall under the moniker of "Grimm Fairy Tales," Sleepy Hollow borrows elements from the original Washington Irving tale and reworks them with a much gorier and violent twist. Marsters' familiar relationship to a Revolutionary War soldier who was beheaded by the British in Tarrytown is a dead giveaway that the famous Headless Horseman of Irving's original Sleepy Hollow tale will make an appearance, but in the usual and delightfully twisted way that Zenescope and it's founder Raven Gregory are masters of.
Grimm Fairy Tales' Sleepy Hollow #1 is penciled by solid AC Osorio. His work is well proportioned and sufficiently gory enough to be a Grimm Fairy Tales tale, but his work lacks any real detail. Perhaps this is purposeful as the whole book looks sort of drenched in a dreamy haze most of the time.
A frightfully good first issue, arriving just in time for the most fun holiday of the year, Halloween, Grimm Fairy Tales' Sleepy Hollow is another solid offering from Zenescope Entertainment.