Monday, August 28, 2017

A New Graphic Novel Favorite!

TITLE: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Vol. 1: The Crucible
AUTHOR: Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
PUBLISHING DATE: August 16, 2016

FROM GOODREADS: On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman 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. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers. Compiles the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. 

MY THOUGHTS: 
I almost feel like I can't gush about this book enough. In fact, I know I've already recommended it several times. This is definitely not the Sabrina the Teenage Witch I remember. This Sabrina is dark and twisted and bloody and gory and... you get the point right.

Sabrina's father was a strong and powerful warlock who defied the Witch Council and married a mortal. Together, they produced Sabrina. But when he wanted to hand his baby daughter over to the witches, his wife protested and thus she was rendered permanently insane. Something then happens to her father leaving Sabrina to be raised by her two aunts. In addition, her father's ex, now "The Mistress of Hell" returns and desires nothing more than to seek revenge on Sabrina and further ruin her life.

The story line is dark and intriguing, which really matches the artwork. This graphic novel is not for the faint of heart as there is blood and nudity throughout. One bright spot is Sabrina's familiar, Salem, who is the only voice of reason I found in the entire book. There is even a crossover story line with Betty and Veronica from Riverdale - of course they are witches though.

Anyone who loves horror simply must grab a copy of this novel any way they can. The next compilation isn't released until mid-December which is WAY too long to wait. Counting the days...
 


RATING: 5 PAWS


13 comments:

  1. Requesting this from my library right now!! I can't wait to read it!

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    1. I think you'll love it. Now I'm trying to talk myself out of preordering the next issue which comes out in December. I hardly ever buy graphic novels.

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    2. I did love it!! I can't wait to read more as well! Gosh the artwork was so fun!! Here's my review, if you want to check it out :) Thanks so much for recommending it! :)

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  2. A dark Sabrina Spellman? Sounds really good. Glad you enjoyed it, Barb!

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    1. Extremely dark. Such a fun read.

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  3. This sounds so fantastic. I cannot wait to read it!

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  4. This would be a fun read around Halloween!

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    1. Most definitely. Added scare factor if it's storming!

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  5. Wow, this is a whole new side of Sabrina Spellman and I love it! These comics are going all dark and twisty aren't they? I half expect a tv series based on this to come soon.

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    1. This would be a great series. I can see someone like the CW doing it. Especially since it crosses over with Archie and their Riverdale series was such a hit.

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  6. This sounds great! I hope I can track down a copy from my library.

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  7. When I read the blurb, I was like, "Really? Her name is Sabrina?" I didn't realize it was actually supposed to be that same Sabrina (I didn't know her last name lol). That's cool. It does sound like a much darker version of things. Glad you liked it so much!

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