Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sabrina's Chilling Adventures (1972)

Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (Archie Comics)

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Later this month we will be treated to a new and "non-canonical" version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch which is set in the sixties and looks more like Rosemary's Baby than Archie Comics usual fare. This has been launched as a sort of companion to Afterlife With Archie which is probably the company's biggest success for years.

With this in mind I thought a quick look at a previous attempt at using the likeable Sabrina character in a more "horrific" role. The fact I finally managed to get hold of a copy of the second issue (there were only two) was a further incentive.

These are your standard horror stories of the time (seventies) with Sabrina as the host of the book. The main difference with other companies output was the art was very much "in house Archie style" and I would have thought should have lasted longer. As a collector I certainly wish they had done.

All the stories are entertaining, though the second issue was better in my view, but alas that is all there is so if you see a copy grab it!

From the "third" issue the title was transformed into a "standard" but high quality horror title as part of the short lived Red Circle comics line. Some of these tales are currently appearing as backup stories in Afterlife with Archie.

In the mean time don't forget to watch out for the new Sabrina....... can't wait meself!!!

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