Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack

Published by: Archie Comics on August 16, 2016

Review Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

Genres: Graphic Novel, Comics, Horror

Plot: A revamped, 1960’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch horror comic.

Review: All hail the new teen queen of horror! Oh, Sabrina, how I love thee. Let me count the ways:

  • That nostalgia, yo. If you were a fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch like I was, you will LOVE this. It has the same story skeleton of the show / comics, so it totally rekindled my love for her. Sabrina is surrounded by all the familiar characters we know and love too. From Salem the cat to Harvey, the basic fabric of the Sabrina universe is there. Fans of the original will enjoy the parodies, but the content is fresh and inviting for both new and experienced readers.

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Oh! There is even a snappy lil’ Archie cross-over too!

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  • But this isn’t your mama’s Sabrina. Even though the foundation for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the original are the same, this isn’t a reboot. Gone are the 90s-tastic garb and cheesy magic spells. No, Sabrina’s world is filled with real witches and genuine horror. It’s also set in the 1960’s, giving it this awesome vintage feel. It almost reminds me of the Grindhouse double feature that Tarantino and Rodriguez did in 2007. Behold the comparison!

90’s Sabrina:

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:

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  • Oh, the delicious, delicious horror of it all. Let me be clear, even though this is about a teenager, it isn’t for younger readers. These chilling adventures are chock-full of cannibalism and black magic. It is 100% a horror comic, and I love it! Also, the illustrations have a certain fluidity that reminds me of Harrow County, but that is unique enough to retain it’s individuality. It’s quality stuff, both visually and narratively.

Final Hoot: Put this in your life.

Rating:  5 out of 5 hoots

Who Should Snag It: Fans of horror will put this at the top of their TBR every time.

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