Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1
NEW ONGOING SERIES! Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. 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. Archie Comic’s latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Details

TitleChilling Adventures of Sabrina #1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 7th, 2014
PublisherArchie Comic Publications, Inc.
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Fantasy

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Review

  • Richard Denney
    January 1, 1970
    4 STARS!!!I'd never read the original Sabrina comics but I was a huge fan of the TV series in the 90s and when I read there was a horror-ish graphic novel remix of Sabrina I jumped at it and downloaded #1. I loved how dark and creepy it was and I think this would actually make a really awesome TV rendition of Sabrina, all dark and scary but still full of teen drama and angst. I look forward to reading on in this series. :) - Richard
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is Volume 1 of the latest Sabrina series. It is my understanding that this is the inspiration for the upcoming TV series of the same name due to air sometime this year. When I learned this, of course I needed to check out the graphic novel. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is apparently also the creator of Riverdale, the dark Archie comics which have inspired the already running TV series titled Riverdale. This is not the cute Sabrina the Teenage Witch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is Volume 1 of the latest Sabrina series. It is my understanding that this is the inspiration for the upcoming TV series of the same name due to air sometime this year. When I learned this, of course I needed to check out the graphic novel. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is apparently also the creator of Riverdale, the dark Archie comics which have inspired the already running TV series titled Riverdale. This is not the cute Sabrina the Teenage Witch you watched on TGIF in the 90s and this Sabrina is no Melissa Joan Hart. This is a much darker telling and even includes a character from hell.This first installment is rather short. There is an unexpected bonus at the end as it includes a reprint of the first appearance of Sabrina in an Archie magazine from 1962. It was interesting to see how Sabrina was originally drawn and portrayed.
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  • MJ Huot
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very quick read. Only bought the first issue when I was back home for Thanksgiving. Ordering the next few issues immediately. I love how dark and gritty it is. The art is decent, but the facial expressions always seem the same and the look of a character can change drastically from one page to another that I sometimes didn't recognize them. Loved how it was Betty and Veronica who accidentally summoned that creature. Overall, I like this kind of comic over a super hero comic. Would def This was a very quick read. Only bought the first issue when I was back home for Thanksgiving. Ordering the next few issues immediately. I love how dark and gritty it is. The art is decent, but the facial expressions always seem the same and the look of a character can change drastically from one page to another that I sometimes didn't recognize them. Loved how it was Betty and Veronica who accidentally summoned that creature. Overall, I like this kind of comic over a super hero comic. Would definitely recommend.
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  • Hannah (PSIloveThatBook)
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty cool! Tho I am still not sure if it is really same as the TV show cuz the beginning was really dark but the rest was exactly like in the show...Anybody read this?
  • Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    Mit der Fernsehserie im Hinterkopf in diesem Comic zu starten, ist definitiv nicht die beste Idee. Ich bin aktuell auch unschlüssig, wie mir diese düstere Abwandlung von Sabrina gefällt und lese erstmal weiter, um mir eine Meinung zu bilden ... Okay, selbst nach Band 5 finde ich die Serie noch immer nett, aber nicht umhauend. Da weitere Bände nicht in Kindle Prime enthalten sind, ist das somit das Ende meiner Lektüre. Bis auf einen fiesen Cliffhanger sowie ein cooles Zitat konnten mich die Chill Mit der Fernsehserie im Hinterkopf in diesem Comic zu starten, ist definitiv nicht die beste Idee. Ich bin aktuell auch unschlüssig, wie mir diese düstere Abwandlung von Sabrina gefällt und lese erstmal weiter, um mir eine Meinung zu bilden ... Okay, selbst nach Band 5 finde ich die Serie noch immer nett, aber nicht umhauend. Da weitere Bände nicht in Kindle Prime enthalten sind, ist das somit das Ende meiner Lektüre. Bis auf einen fiesen Cliffhanger sowie ein cooles Zitat konnten mich die Chilling Adventures of Sabrina leider nicht so richtig in den Bann reißen. Vielleicht zu einem anderen Zeitpunkt einmal.
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  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    January 1, 1970
    I love Sabrina everything, so I had to read this creepy series starter. I'll be finishing the series, but will need some episodes of the TV show in between for a palate cleanser.
  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely not for kids! If you enjoy a warped, darker tale, once in a while, try this one out. I liked having all of the cultural references with it set in a different time period, somehow it lightens the mood of a family of cannibalistic witches. (My review for #2 is pretty much the same, but you should definitely read this line firsrt, should you decide to read the series).
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  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    A dark, gritty and demonic take on Sabrina the teenage witch. I was expecting light and fluffy and what you get is horrorly gruesomeness. The black and white makes the art stand out more and somehow makes it more startlingly creepier. Can't wait for the grapic novel to be released.
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  • Wendi Lee
    January 1, 1970
    This is a bloody, horror-infused version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, immensely different than the old TV show with Melissa Joan Hart. I love this incarnation, can’t wait to read #2!
  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    After hearing that this new incarnation of Sabrina was coming to television, I had to get the first issue and read it.This is not your mom's Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The story is decidedly creepy and steeped in the supernatural, yet somehow it maintains its roots for a teenage audience, while managing to interest adults as well. After reading this first issue, I'm looking forward to the television show.If you want some chill with your Sabrina, if you want to look at the character through a dif After hearing that this new incarnation of Sabrina was coming to television, I had to get the first issue and read it.This is not your mom's Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The story is decidedly creepy and steeped in the supernatural, yet somehow it maintains its roots for a teenage audience, while managing to interest adults as well. After reading this first issue, I'm looking forward to the television show.If you want some chill with your Sabrina, if you want to look at the character through a different pair of eyes, check out the first issue. I'm going back for more.The art it outstanding. Almost looks like some kind of watercolor, but it has a grainy edge that feels like an old black and white movie.
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  • AnnaMarie
    January 1, 1970
    A New Take On A Classic CharacterI grew up on the Sabrina series of the 90s, who read the vintage comics later, so I was really unsure how I'd feel about this new, darker take. So far, though, I like it. The tone is more mature, the writing is tight, & I really like the artwork. You definitely have to take it as a completely new story, not a reboot or continuation of any that you've read/watched before, & remember, it's not meant for kids, but it's very well done.
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  • Joanne Myers
    January 1, 1970
    Clichéd maybeA little cliché, Sabrina, a witch who just happens to be a teenager. I've seen this somewhere before. That being said, the initial story was quite interesting and as it was free I'll probably read the rest at some point.
  • NeverendingReader
    January 1, 1970
    MehThe story was all over the place but I really loved the art work. I’m hoping to see a more cohesive plot for Vol 2.
  • Chloe (QuothTheBookLover)
    January 1, 1970
    Great I love that Sabrina was so different, a completely different take on the Sabrina I grew up with. Loved it!
  • Noura ashraf
    January 1, 1970
    it was a little boring at first but I think it was getting a little interesting at the end but it's not scary at all I was hoping for something that is a lot scarier than that but I think I'll continue it anyways I wanna know what's going to happen..
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  • Bleakly
    January 1, 1970
    I loved these so much I always loved Sabrina the teenage witch growing up but looking at the cover I didn’t even make the connection till I started reading it. The characters may be the same but the story was so dark and twisted and creepy I loved it so much. It’s basically the complete opposite of the TV show the girl isn’t changing her outfits with a point of her finger she’s summoning Satan, eating people and sacrificing animals. So yea very dark and twisted, not exactly for kids but a great I loved these so much I always loved Sabrina the teenage witch growing up but looking at the cover I didn’t even make the connection till I started reading it. The characters may be the same but the story was so dark and twisted and creepy I loved it so much. It’s basically the complete opposite of the TV show the girl isn’t changing her outfits with a point of her finger she’s summoning Satan, eating people and sacrificing animals. So yea very dark and twisted, not exactly for kids but a great read. Looking forward to reading the dark Riverdale ones next.
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  • Allie Mayenschein (alliecatreads)
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I liked this way more than I originally thought I was going to. This was just supposed to be something really short to read, but I ended up really loving this. I have never read the Archie comics, but this makes me want to read them because I am now coming to understand why there can totally be a crossover between Sabrina and Riverdale because there are crossovers all the time in the comics. This is making me realize there are supernatural elements from the comics that the show just did not Wow, I liked this way more than I originally thought I was going to. This was just supposed to be something really short to read, but I ended up really loving this. I have never read the Archie comics, but this makes me want to read them because I am now coming to understand why there can totally be a crossover between Sabrina and Riverdale because there are crossovers all the time in the comics. This is making me realize there are supernatural elements from the comics that the show just did not bring to the table, and I am really excited for them to potentially do that.But keeping to this comic, I absolutely loved the artwork. I think the art was my favorite aspect of it because it definitely seemed a little bit more old school, but I really loved the creepy and simplistic style of it. I think it worked really well with the story, and I am really loving it so far. I had a lot of emotions while reading this comic, and I am so excited to read the next one in this series!
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    5/25/17 EDIT:Changing this to 1 star. I no longer wish to continue on with the series and realized I really didn't like this take on Sabrina.4/13/172.5/5Not sure how I feel about this series...I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch tv show so seeing it in a darker light has me a little conflicted emotionally. I think I'll give the next few a try and see how I feel after.
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  • Joansie
    January 1, 1970
    I got this for myself for Halloween and was certainly surprised by how gritty and dark this reboot was. As I devour each page I'm thoroughly impressed with how well each character is developed moving it away from the purely shock horror genre. From tree-entrapped Edward and brain melted Dianna, the outcast Ambrose to the heart broken, vengeful Madame Santa; each persons backstory brings a new element to the tale. Even Sabrina's first twelve years were etched out quite humorously. Unfortunately R I got this for myself for Halloween and was certainly surprised by how gritty and dark this reboot was. As I devour each page I'm thoroughly impressed with how well each character is developed moving it away from the purely shock horror genre. From tree-entrapped Edward and brain melted Dianna, the outcast Ambrose to the heart broken, vengeful Madame Santa; each persons backstory brings a new element to the tale. Even Sabrina's first twelve years were etched out quite humorously. Unfortunately Rosalind seems to be the only black spot, which is disappointing because I've connected with her for my own chilldhood nostalgic purposes and am hoping she sticks around. Perfectly set in the 60s and 70s, Robert has done a magnificent job at bringing this series to (after) life. I look forward to seeing what goosebumps this brings up next.
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  • Doctor Doom
    January 1, 1970
    NOT for children. Unless of course you think your children would be ready to read about cannibalism, Satanism, child sacrifice, blasphemy and myriads of other subjects handled in a way that should be off-putting to an adult and much more to youth and definitely NOT for children.Though the characters may be familiar to those who watched the TV Sabrina the characterizations of those characters will be very unfamiliar. Not family friendly, not funny and definitely NOT for children.Quite frankly it NOT for children. Unless of course you think your children would be ready to read about cannibalism, Satanism, child sacrifice, blasphemy and myriads of other subjects handled in a way that should be off-putting to an adult and much more to youth and definitely NOT for children.Though the characters may be familiar to those who watched the TV Sabrina the characterizations of those characters will be very unfamiliar. Not family friendly, not funny and definitely NOT for children.Quite frankly it is sad to see how far the Archie comics line has fallen. I had opportunity to read for free the next 4 volumes but I will not be doing that. This, to me, is irredeemable and NOT for children [I say that because I know many parents do not take the time to discover what they allow their children to read].Oh, did I mention - not for children.
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  • Sabrina Spellman
    January 1, 1970
    Two stars for the artwork which was the only thing I found appealing about this series. Being a long-time fan of Archie comics and the 60's and 00's Sabrina comics, I found this series quite distasteful and I was not able to appreciate the demonic and dark twist on Sabrina. The characters and their backstories were completely different to the original (i.e. Salem is a Warlock NOT a human). And while I can see why people who are not fans of the original Sabrina would enjoy this, reading it from t Two stars for the artwork which was the only thing I found appealing about this series. Being a long-time fan of Archie comics and the 60's and 00's Sabrina comics, I found this series quite distasteful and I was not able to appreciate the demonic and dark twist on Sabrina. The characters and their backstories were completely different to the original (i.e. Salem is a Warlock NOT a human). And while I can see why people who are not fans of the original Sabrina would enjoy this, reading it from the perspective of a fan of the innocent and pure Sabrina series made me feel nothing but disturbed and saddened.
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  • Vikki
    January 1, 1970
    Updated darker Sabrina the Teenage WitchI loved this darker updated version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It had some backstory about her parents and her aunts that she lives with. Definitely reading the series.
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    So I was a tad dubious when a friend told me about the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics. I mean, Sabrina. Come. On. But this takes Sabrina to a whole new - very dark - place. Set in the universe of Afterlife with Archie, Sabrina is the daughter of a warlock and a mortal, making her different from other witches. All she wants is to keep her witch-life hidden from her boyfriend, but a witch by the name of Madam Satan has it out for Sabrina. Sabrina's guardian aunts aren't the cute witches from So I was a tad dubious when a friend told me about the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics. I mean, Sabrina. Come. On. But this takes Sabrina to a whole new - very dark - place. Set in the universe of Afterlife with Archie, Sabrina is the daughter of a warlock and a mortal, making her different from other witches. All she wants is to keep her witch-life hidden from her boyfriend, but a witch by the name of Madam Satan has it out for Sabrina. Sabrina's guardian aunts aren't the cute witches from that TV show, either - they've got teeth. I'm also digging cousin Ambrose...
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I love the cover art of this comic. I'm not sure which version I have because it's not the original, or the collector's but it is so pretty. I'm not a big fan of the artwork inside the comic book. It's not bad, it's just not as good as the cover. I am however interested in the story. I thought this was a pretty good set up, and a promising storyline. It's also pretty creepy. Considering how cheap comics are, I'll probably continue with the next issue.
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  • Eunice
    January 1, 1970
    This is NOT the teenage witch that I am used to. I will not lie, I was a fan of Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina and that made me curious about this graphic novel. Yes, Salem, Hilda, Zelda, and Harvey are in this comic, but that is kind of where the similarities end. (view spoiler)[This is a delightfully dark version of the story where Sabrina's father used magic against her mother and committed her to an insane asylum where she was received a lobotomy. It has a couple of time jumps so that you get t This is NOT the teenage witch that I am used to. I will not lie, I was a fan of Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina and that made me curious about this graphic novel. Yes, Salem, Hilda, Zelda, and Harvey are in this comic, but that is kind of where the similarities end. (view spoiler)[This is a delightfully dark version of the story where Sabrina's father used magic against her mother and committed her to an insane asylum where she was received a lobotomy. It has a couple of time jumps so that you get to know sabrina and her powers as she grows up. It's a story where Helda and Zelda are cannibals (referenced a couple of times) and at the end a demon is raised by accident by two young witches from Riverdale (yes, Betty and Veronica!). Again, it is not the teenaged witch story that you are used to but give it a try! (hide spoiler)]
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  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    So much greatness, devious magicI grew up watching the live action Sabrina TV show. If you are looking for the same silly romp, look elsewhere. This comic is gritty and fiercely frightening.Pros: great gritty viscous artwork, silly 1960s pop culture references, engaging story tellingCons: only for those who want genuine horror, new retelling of favorite comic charactersI mention these cons as they are because I know that some comic fans are keen on not changing characters and some may wish to re So much greatness, devious magicI grew up watching the live action Sabrina TV show. If you are looking for the same silly romp, look elsewhere. This comic is gritty and fiercely frightening.Pros: great gritty viscous artwork, silly 1960s pop culture references, engaging story tellingCons: only for those who want genuine horror, new retelling of favorite comic charactersI mention these cons as they are because I know that some comic fans are keen on not changing characters and some may wish to revisit a happier simpler Sabrina. I caution them because this isn't your teenage with of yore. Great for new mature readers and fans of the darker themes of the TV show Riverdale. Great to read before the new netflix show
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  • Cori DeVerse
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked these comics. I am delving more into the comic world and I am definitely liking what I am finding! I love horror novels and I've read a few horror graphic novels, so far these were one of my favorites. I think they're even basing the new tv show that's coming out partially off of this. I like the darker side of these comics...everyone expects (probably because of the tv show) that nothing that bad will ever happen, but I think that's unrealistic. Having powers is not something to I really liked these comics. I am delving more into the comic world and I am definitely liking what I am finding! I love horror novels and I've read a few horror graphic novels, so far these were one of my favorites. I think they're even basing the new tv show that's coming out partially off of this. I like the darker side of these comics...everyone expects (probably because of the tv show) that nothing that bad will ever happen, but I think that's unrealistic. Having powers is not something to take lightly and creating a story where the characters are pushed to their limits is more realistic than everything being wrapped in a bow and the end of a 30-minute episode. Sabrina is forced to face decisions she made as well as decisions other people made. The one major problem I had was with the illustrations of Sabrina. They said over and over that she was a freshman in high school (for at least most of the comics so far) but she looks like a woman in her late twenties. It just doesn't need to be that way. I am interested in seeing where this story goes from here!
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  • I DRM Free
    January 1, 1970
    This is a new much darker version of the kid/family friendly Archie Brand Comic Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This is NOT for young kids like the older series were. This is a modern dark horrifying version.I have to say I REALLY like the artistry in this. The style is modern, but also 50’s/60’s like. I love the beautiful colors. It’s bright but still dark and ominous and brooding all at once.The story in this issue is about Sabrina’s birth, her parents going missing and her living with her Aunts an This is a new much darker version of the kid/family friendly Archie Brand Comic Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This is NOT for young kids like the older series were. This is a modern dark horrifying version.I have to say I REALLY like the artistry in this. The style is modern, but also 50’s/60’s like. I love the beautiful colors. It’s bright but still dark and ominous and brooding all at once.The story in this issue is about Sabrina’s birth, her parents going missing and her living with her Aunts and moving to a new town and starting High School. At the end, they setup the story for issue 2 which appears to be a dark one. Can’t wait to read it.It is DRM FREE via Comixology.
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  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    A deliciously creepy reprise of the peppy TV and comic franchise. Aguirre-Sacasa's Sabrina is still a naive teenage girl with burgeoning magical abilities, but the teenage angst and highschool drama takes a back seat in favor of occult rituals and coven politics, with dark glimpses of backstory and the fate of Sabrina's parents. I loved the light-hearted sitcom growing up, but this is exactly the Sabrina I can really get into as halloween-loving, gothic-inclined adult. I can't wait to see where A deliciously creepy reprise of the peppy TV and comic franchise. Aguirre-Sacasa's Sabrina is still a naive teenage girl with burgeoning magical abilities, but the teenage angst and highschool drama takes a back seat in favor of occult rituals and coven politics, with dark glimpses of backstory and the fate of Sabrina's parents. I loved the light-hearted sitcom growing up, but this is exactly the Sabrina I can really get into as halloween-loving, gothic-inclined adult. I can't wait to see where this series goes!
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  • Jamey Vlasak
    January 1, 1970
    Darker version of that Teenage WitchThe chilling adventures of Sabrina is a twisted and much more horror oriented version of the original Archie character. This is a fresh start for new comers and a different take on a classic Archie comics character for returning fans. This is a must read for fans who want Sabrina to have a darker tone but still has that fun levity of the original.
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