Book Review: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with illustrations by Robert Hack is a graphic novel series telling the story of none other than Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This isn’t your classic Sabrina Spellman from the 60’s, but a much darker telling of Sabrina’s story. The photos above are just three covers of the eight books that make up volumes one and two.

I loved this series despite the fact that I generally don’t gravitate towards darker topics or anything horror related. I was a little surprised by how much the story drew on myths of witches and witchcraft, such as witches riding goats, signing Satan’s book to declare their allegiance, and eating human bodies. I was less interested in those commonly heard stories and more interested in Madam Satan’s character and her backstory with Sabrina’s dad. The issues that involved her comeback and disguising herself in order to win Sabrina’s allegiance were the best ones, in my opinion.

The story ended on quite the cliffhanger, and since no new publications have been released since 2016 (!) it is doubtful when we will learn Sabrina’s fate. At least we have the Netflix show to watch and compare to this series.

Stay tuned for more Halloween-themed posts later this week 🙂

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