Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) tackles the legend of Sleepy Hollow at BOOM! studios | COMICSBLOG.fr

On the occasion of the Halloween holidays, which are approaching, publishers are getting into battle order to prepare projects capable of holding the display during this period of the year associated with the marketing of horror. DC Comics will publish its traditional All Saints’ Day issue, Archie Comics prepare three, and BOOM! studios board on his side on a graphic novel adapted from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Shannon Wattersco-creator of the series Lumberjanesoffers a young person’s rereading (YA) of the short story of washington irvingwith the co-writer Branden Boyer-Whiteand artists Berenice Nelle to the drawings and Kaitlyn Musto to colors.

Washington who?

For those who doubted it, sleepy hollow is actually nothing of an original creation of Tim Burton. The news has more to do with a kind of mise en abyme of American folklore, inherited from the tales of ancient Europe and transited to the United States by the stories told by soldiers during the War of Independence. A kind of great melting pot of hearsay, parait-i-que and various myths collected by Irvingin a story that questions superstition rather than the involvement of authentic supernatural phenomena.

In summary, a school teacher baptized Ichabod Craneon the move in the small town of sleepy hollowcovets the hand of a wealthy local heiress, the young Katrina Van Tassel. In the idea of ​​recovering his fortune. Malicious, and obsessed with the ghost stories that plague the area, Skull will try to seduce Katrina while a village resident, local hero and local strongman, Brom Bones, disputes this romance. One night, Ichabod will cross the path of a man on horseback visibly devoid of a head. The protagonist of the story mysteriously disappears following this encounter, and the author does not give any further details about him.

The news, however, suggests that Brom he might have simply dressed himself in a cape and a flaming pumpkin to look like the ghost of local tales and legends (which speak of a “headless horseman”, ghost of a famous soldier shot down during the wars of revolution ) to play on his rival’s superstitions and trick him into fleeing the city. The end of the story invites us to question the authenticity of what has just been presented to us – and the narrator himself does not seem totally convinced. Burton will be content to add a sort of third act, a police investigation and a more assumed fantasy to the story of Irving : in his version, the headless horseman exists, Katrina finds itself caught in a kind of contestation of its heritage, Brom becomes a much more secondary figure, and Ichabod plays the role of a detective who really falls in love with the young woman.

The version of Shannon Watters should still move away from the original myth: this time, Ichabod is replaced by “IzzyKranea teenager who has just moved to the city of sleepy hollow after his family moves in a story that takes place, this time, in the present of the modern world. Contrary to his literary model, Izzy don’t believe in ghost stories. After meeting with Vicky Van Tasseland another character named “Croc Byun“, the heroine will however discover that the headless horseman has nothing of a legend and that a curse indeed overhangs the destiny of the family. Van Tassel. The trio will have to solve the mystery of this strange saga by the Halloween holidays, or risk being beheaded by the ghost warrior.

Hollow (this is the title) is expected for September 28, 2022 in the United States.

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Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) tackles the legend of Sleepy Hollow at BOOM! studios | COMICSBLOG.fr