Monday 12 November 2018

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and finding out it was based on this comic book series, I wanted to check it out. So when I found all 8 issues at the Kindle store for a bargain price (99c each) I HAD to buy them!

The story starts with Edward and Diana Spellman. A warlock and a human who fall in love and have a baby. But for some (unknown at the moment) reason, they have to give her up to Edward's sisters, Hilda and Zelda.

The aunties move to Greendale and raise Sabrina in this small town. Here, she gets a familiar--Salem the cat--and goes to a human school. Her mysterious cousin also lives with them and helps her with a lot of the mischief she finds herself in. In this case, wanting the affections of Harvey Kinkle.

But what she doesn't know is that an old foe of her parents has come back, and is ready to seek revenge...

The artwork in this issue--by Robert Hack--is beautiful, and creepy. So very freaky. And I like how the pages are set out. There's quite a bit of narrative and dialogue in this book, which is setting everything up really well.

I also like that it's set in the 60s, and that although the story is very familiar, it's already different from the show. Even the way Sabrina looks defers, as well the lore about familiars.

This issue also contains a classic Sabrina story from Archie's Madhouse Issue #22 (October 1962), which according to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa happens to be her first appearance.

Oh, and the cover of this book has a real Flowers in the Attic vibe.

I really enjoyed this!

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