Comic Books

#BookReview – “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack

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Blurb

From the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale comes the horror sensation Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This title contains Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s story so far, in addition to never-before-seen comic items and imagery from the Netflix series in a premium, over-sized hardcover format.

Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin, an occult coming-of-age thriller!

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda.

Review

I love this reimagining of Sabrina. I don’t read comics often, but I watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, and then I watched Riverdale, and I just needed more Sabrina, so borrowed this book from the library. I’m glad I did!

My favorite issue was the one with Salem’s backstory. I loved seeing him as a human and finding out what he did to become cursed to live as a cat. At least he wasn’t cursed to be a snake, like poor Nag and Nagina. We also got Edward’s backstory (Sabrina’s dad), and wow, he was a piece of work.

The awesome book is creepy, dark, and full of emotion. The art and the story draw the reader in, making you want more. If only there was more. As other reviewers have said, this series was supposed to be 12 issues, but instead, there was only 8 at the time of this book’s printing. Issue 9 was released after the publication, which I found online to read. (It was written a couple of years after the other 8, so unfortunately, there are some inconsistencies.) Hopefully, more issues will come out now that the TV shows are over.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book.

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