Later this year BOOM! Studios will release Hollow, a new supernatural romance graphic novel from writers Shannon Watters and Branden Boyer-White, artist Berenice Nelle, colorists Kaitlyn Musto, Kieran Quigley, and Gonçalo Lopes, letterer Jim Campbell, and cover artist Naomi Franquiz. Today the publisher has released a new preview for the graphic novel, which reimagines the legend of Sleepy Hollow with a modern, queer twist.
Here’s how BOOM! describes Hollow:
Isabel “Izzy” Crane and her family have just relocated to Sleepy Hollow, the town made famous by—and obsessed with—Washington Irving’s legend of the Headless Horseman. But city-slicker skeptic Izzy has no time for superstition as she navigates life at a new address, a new school, and, with any luck, new friends. Ghost stories aren’t real, after all…
Then Izzy is pulled into the orbit of the town’s teen royalty, Vicky Van Tassel (yes, that Van Tassel) and loveable varsity-level prankster Croc Byun. Vicky’s weariness with her family connection to the legend turns to terror when the trio begins to be haunted by the Horseman himself, uncovering a curse set on destroying the Van Tassel line. Now, they have only until Halloween night to break it—meaning it’s a totally inconvenient time for Izzy to develop a massive crush on the enigmatic Vicky.
Can Izzy’s practical nature help her face the unknown—or only trip her up? As the calendar runs down to the 31st, Izzy will have to use all of her wits and work with her friends to save Vicky and uncover the mystery of the legendary Horseman of Sleepy Hollow—before it’s too late.
BOOM! Studios has previously released a preview of Hollow as part of this year’s Free Comic Book Day offerings. That preview of the opening pages of the book set up a really interesting hook for the book, and this new preview reinforces my interest in reading the rest of the book once it comes out.
Check out the new six-page preview of Hollow below. The 176-page graphic novel will be available in hardcover and softcover editions in comic shops on Wednesday, September 28th, and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 4th.