by Shannon Watters; Branden Boyer-White
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 28 Sep 2022
BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box
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, with 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 new friends to save Vicky and uncover the mystery of the legendary Horseman of Sleepy Hollow--before it's too late. New York Times-bestselling writer Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) and debut author Branden Boyer-White are joined by artist Berenice Nelle (Wanderlicht) in a coming of age tale that's at once a faithful homage and a free-wheeling spin-off of the classic Legend of Sleepy Hollow and everyone's favorite headless specter.
“Finally, a book that lets me live in Halloween all year long but also give me the queer adventure I’ve been searching for. A delightful, spooky read!” – Tillie Walden, On a Sunbeam
“Full of humor and heart, Hollow is a galloping fun update of a classic tale that's anything but sleepy!” – Jeffrey Brown, Jedi Academy, Batman and Robin
“Hollow is a big-hearted gay romp to lose your head over.” – Grace Ellis, Lumberjanes, Moonstruck
“A charming story about ghosts, demons, family curses, and figuring out who you want to be; Hollow is a creepy treat. Plus, it has a talking pumpkin, which is something all the best books have.” – Ryan North, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
“Hollow is a lively, seasonal adventure story with luminous art and a sweet romance at its heart.” – Molly Ostertag, The Witch Boy, The Girl from the Sea
"Hollow charms with a lovable cast, witty humor, and beautiful artwork and colors. I’d be willing to go back to high school if it meant going on spooky adventures with Izzy, Vicky, and Croc.” – Natalie Nourigat, Writer/Director, Disney's Far from the Tree
“As Halloween should be, Hollow is a little bit spooky and an awful lot of fun. Izzy, Vicky and Croc are perfect companions for a visit to a town where the bitter is always chased down with something sweet.” – John Allison, Giant Days
“Hollow combines queer teen angst and New England horror in one perfect package. It’s hilarious and charming and it never pulls its punches.” – Josh Trujillo, The United States of Captain America
“Hollow fills readers' hearts with characters to love in a world that brings delicious new twists to a classic legend. I dare you to not love this charmingly spooky book!” – Sina Grace, Iceman, Ghosted in LA