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Quote1.png Headless Horseman?! How could I have been so stupid? Too many monster movies on TV, I guess! Quote2.png
Duke Durbano

Appearing in "The Headless Horseman Rides Again!"

Featured Characters:

  • Duke Durbano

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Headless Horseman's Horse (Main story and flashback)
  • Matt Carter (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Ichabod Crane (Only in flashback)
  • Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt (Mentioned)
  • Matt Carter and Kim Carter's Children
  • James Bond (Mentioned)
  • NYSP

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Synopsis for "The Headless Horseman Rides Again!"

A private investigator named Duke Darbano began looking into the death of his friend, a police officer named Matt Carter. During his investigation he found that Matt had become obsessed with the Headless Horseman. Six months after his death Duke and Matt's wife became close and during one such night Duke was telling the story of the Headless Horseman to Kim's children. After telling the story and sending the kids to bed a group of hitman attempted to kill both Duke and Kim by throwing a bomb through the Carter family's window. Duke's quick reflexes however allowed for him pick up and throw the bomb back out of the window before it exploded.

After the bombing Duke in his car chased after the group that attacked them. The hitmen unknown that Duke and Kim still live called their boss, Bones Bullinger, of their success. After the call Bones was happy that they had been killed and hung up. Bullinger now only had the loose end of the would be killers to contend with.

Meanwhile Duke is continuing to chase his would be killers. The hitmen spot someone chasing them and are able to lose Duke who's car flies of a cliff but Duke jumps out just in time to save himself. While making his way back up to the road the Hitmen spot something that causes them to crash into the bridge seemingly killing all of them. Duke glances at the carnage only to then spot the Headless Horseman approach him. Duke looses consciousness and awakens in the hospital to find Kim there. He informs her that he saw the Headless Horseman but she insists he has a concussion from the accident and that what he saw must have been Bones pretending to be the Horseman. Thinking she's right, he rushes out of the hospital to confront Bullinger.

At Bullingers Law Office he finds both a photo of Kim, meaning he was most likely pining after her, and that of a Headless Horseman costume. With the evidence found Duke decides to drive to Kim's house to phone the police cutting through Sleepy Hollow to do it. During the journey he spots Bullinger and attempts to use his car on the bridge to take him out. Duke ultimately drives the car into the river below but thinks himself successful in taking out Bullinger.

Sometime later Kim and the authorities meet Duke at the river at the scene of the accident. Duke tells his story but the police assume he was drinking because they found Bullinger many hours ago dead behind his office with a look of fright on his face and no discernable injuries present.

Notes

Trivia

  • This is the final issue of the series featuring the adapted works of other literary figures. Beginning with issue #7, the remainder of the series focuses on the Marvel Comics character, the Living Mummy.

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Recommended Reading

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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