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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 t 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.


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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 t 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.

30 review for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Occult Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kerri

    I've been meaning to read 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' for such a long time, since it promised a darker take on a character I remember so fondly from my childhood. Admittedly I was more familiar with the TV versions of her, both an animated one, that I loved, and of course the Melissa Joan Hart version, which was one of my favourite shows (I watched it all again a few years ago and it holds up pretty well, except for the last season) but I did know she was Archie Comics character, and I had I've been meaning to read 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' for such a long time, since it promised a darker take on a character I remember so fondly from my childhood. Admittedly I was more familiar with the TV versions of her, both an animated one, that I loved, and of course the Melissa Joan Hart version, which was one of my favourite shows (I watched it all again a few years ago and it holds up pretty well, except for the last season) but I did know she was Archie Comics character, and I had always felt curious about her origins. When I saw they were releasing this Occult Edition, I instantly bought it. It contains the entire story so far, and a few extras-- Sabrina's first appearance from 1962 in 'Archie's Madhouse #22', A Madam Satan story from 'Pep Comics #17' (from 1941 I think) and some stills from the TV series. I enjoyed the whole thing. It's nice to have a Sabrina who is actually a proper witch, if that makes sense. And where the use of magic has some weight to it, and a lot of darkness too. It's mostly set in the sixties, with a few flashbacks here and there -- and I really enjoyed the various outfits. I didn't expect to be wanting to raid Sabrina Spellman's wardrobe! And sometimes Aunt Zelda's. Story wise, it's dark and twisted, creepy and violent. There's lots of murder, some sacrifices, and various unexpectedly gory surprises. Robert Hack's art is wonderful, the kind of thing I naturally gravitate towards. The 'Sabrina on Netflix' section says, 'To help bring his story to life, Aguirre-Sacasa enlisted the aid of artist Robert Hack, who merges jaw-dropping illustrations of monsters and mortals with an autumnal color scheme that is both beautiful and unsettling.' I just had to use that, as it describes it so well. My only gripe (and even this reflects my enjoyment) is that it ends on quite the cliffhanger, and I have no idea how long the wait will be to find out what happens! In the meantime, I think I'll finally watch the show, which looks pretty good! And I definitely want to read 'Afterlife with Archie' now too. 🎃 Oh I almost forgot: Salem-- Salem is wonderful! 🐱 UPDATED: I have now watched the show and I loved it! 👹

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Part of the Archie horror line, Chilling Adventures reinvents Sabrina as part of a hardcore "Hail Satan" type witches coven. It's got a Rosemary's Baby vibe to it. This is trying its hardest to be the reinvention of old 50's horror comics like Creepy or Eerie and in that it mostly succeeds. Robert Hack's art is definitely reminiscent of the era. It's got a smoky, foggy look to it as if we are in the moors of England. Even though the book is trying its hardest to be dark, it's a bit to over the t Part of the Archie horror line, Chilling Adventures reinvents Sabrina as part of a hardcore "Hail Satan" type witches coven. It's got a Rosemary's Baby vibe to it. This is trying its hardest to be the reinvention of old 50's horror comics like Creepy or Eerie and in that it mostly succeeds. Robert Hack's art is definitely reminiscent of the era. It's got a smoky, foggy look to it as if we are in the moors of England. Even though the book is trying its hardest to be dark, it's a bit to over the top and a little campy. Aguirre-Sacasa's writing is heavy handed with way too much narration of each panel instead of letting Hack's art speak for itself. The story is clunky at times and moves very slowly. Still not a bad addition to Archie's horror comics. This occult edition collects the series to date which is 8 issues. Unfortunately the story ends in the middle of it and with the release of this and the fact that volume 2 of this series is unfinished and 5 years late, I doubt we ever see the end of this. The book also includes the first appearance of both Sabrina and Madam Satan along with a few pages about the Netflix TV show.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    I’ve been a fan of Sabrina since I was a young teenager and I was watching Melissa Joan Hart in the role. My little teenage heart is so happy that Sabrina is making a comeback with the Netflix show and this BEYOND stunning graphic novel. While I love both versions of the show, this graphic novel just knocks it out of the park. The story is SO much darker and gorier and witchier and it made my black heart skip a beat I was so happy. I love that it’s set in the 60s too, it adds just a different vi I’ve been a fan of Sabrina since I was a young teenager and I was watching Melissa Joan Hart in the role. My little teenage heart is so happy that Sabrina is making a comeback with the Netflix show and this BEYOND stunning graphic novel. While I love both versions of the show, this graphic novel just knocks it out of the park. The story is SO much darker and gorier and witchier and it made my black heart skip a beat I was so happy. I love that it’s set in the 60s too, it adds just a different vibe to the story and I was all for it. And to top it all off the illustrations are out of this world, I can’t get over how gorgeous they are! Hail Satan and this delightfully evil collection of comics!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lost in Book Land

    I am way ahead on my Goodreads reading goal for the year, I have tons of reviews to write, lots of ideas for blogmas, and everything is going swell! For now, my plan for blogmas is to try to get some of these reviews out but I definitely want to do some fun seasonal posts because I love this time of year. From about October (maybe September) on is my jam! You will find my house decorated, me in cozy sweaters and cute boots, and loving this time of year. One of my recent reads was the Sabrina gra I am way ahead on my Goodreads reading goal for the year, I have tons of reviews to write, lots of ideas for blogmas, and everything is going swell! For now, my plan for blogmas is to try to get some of these reviews out but I definitely want to do some fun seasonal posts because I love this time of year. From about October (maybe September) on is my jam! You will find my house decorated, me in cozy sweaters and cute boots, and loving this time of year. One of my recent reads was the Sabrina graphic novels! I was able to get the Occult Edition which had some extras about also contained multiple editions. I am a huge Sabrina lover, ever since I was a kid when the show with Melissa Joan Hart aired and I never missed an episode to now when I watch the Netflix show and have different feelings from the original but find I still have a love for it. I have wanted to pick up the graphic novels but I just had not yet, I knew my Hoopla had copies so this year when the fall season hit I decided I was finally going to do it! I checked out the Occult Edition on Hoopla and read it all in a little over a day (I would have just read it all in a day but things got busy). SPOILERS AHEAD In this collected edition we follow Sabrina through everything from her sixteenth birthday and what is supposed to be her meeting with the dark lord to her first love, Harvey Kinkle, to Salem's story of how he became her familiar. I do not want to go too far in-depth into any one thing because the majority of it is all connected however, I will touch on a few things! I really enjoyed getting to see Salem's story as well as the story of the snakes (Sabrina's cousin's familiar) I thought this particular section was super interesting and I always love hearing Salem's backstory in every iteration of Sabrina's story. I also found the twist with Harvey really interesting, I know the show did it differently and I know things on there are progressing much differently but I am super interested to see how they progress in the graphic novel now as well. I really was not expecting them to do that! I do not know if they are writing more graphic novels but I truly hope they do. One other aspect I found interesting in the graphic novel and I find interesting in every version of Sabrina was her family. I am always intrigued by how they illustrate her father, mother, and aunts but I think the graphic novel had a unique way of bringing each of these characters to life (although I will never forget the Hilda and Zelda from the Melissa Joan Hart show). Overall I really enjoyed this graphic novel and I hope to see more editions, I can not wait to see more of the show and I love going back and watching the older show as well. I am giving this four stars on Goodreads.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Maitland

    Love this series, love the extra content.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarri

    Matka Sabrina, teininoita -tv-sarjasta tähän sarjakuvaan on muutaman valovuoden mittainen. Iloisen, kuplivan ja höpsönkin Sabrinan "menneisyys" ei ollut aivan tiedossani, joten yllätys oli hmmm...hienoinen. Tämä sarjakuvaromaani sisältää Roberto Aguirra-Sacasan tähänastiset Sabrina-sarjakuvat sekä jonkinverran lisämateriaalia Sabrinan historiasta. Synkkää, veristä ja kaameaa on luvassa lukijalle. Ei herkkähipiäisille, sillä Madam Satan on kostoretkellä...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    I didn't realize that this was a compilation of the two volumes of the comic series by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. I got it on Hoopla and it was not clear what was included in this "Occult Edition" so it's my own fault for inflicting this series on myself again. I have previously read Volume 1 and I didn't like anything about it; story, art style, colouring, it's all just terrible. This was just more of the same.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    10⭐️! I think I actually enjoyed this more than The Walking Dead series. Super dark, creepy, and horrific. I’ve read some of “The Stand” graphic novels by Aguirre-Sacasa, so I knew I’d probably enjoy it, but it was so much better than I expected! I loved the extras included in this edition, such as a story from the original Sabrina comic and alternate illustrations.

  9. 4 out of 5

    FrontalNerdaty

    When it comes to reinventions/ retelling’s of well known characters the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina shows exactly how to do it. Taking the characters created for Archie comics and giving them an extremely dark and twisted tale shouldn’t work as well as it does but the writing from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa paired with Robert Hacks beautiful art it can’t help but succeed. I initially read this series as it came out on single issue comic format but reading it as a collection is much more enjoyable When it comes to reinventions/ retelling’s of well known characters the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina shows exactly how to do it. Taking the characters created for Archie comics and giving them an extremely dark and twisted tale shouldn’t work as well as it does but the writing from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa paired with Robert Hacks beautiful art it can’t help but succeed. I initially read this series as it came out on single issue comic format but reading it as a collection is much more enjoyable. The way witches, warlocks and demons are handled is a perfect blend of creepy and horrific whilst not making them one note. If you’re dismayed by the TV series I still recommend reading this series. If I had one minor niggle with this release then it would have to be the cover. I appreciate the need for a TV tie in cover but an alternative DM cover would’ve been much appreciated.

  10. 4 out of 5

    DanetteCJ

    Not only does this NOT bear a resemblance to the PG Sabrina from yesterday, this volume does not anything like the Netflix series. Despite the cover. What IS in this volume is a fantastically gruesome, cringe-worthy and twisted version of Sabrina that I was not ready for, but ended up enthralled nonetheless. I hope they decide to continue with this version because now I'm interested to see where it leads! Definitely not for the faint of heart though.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alexa Moon

    This is a feast for those who love the franchise and who love reading witch stories. I loved everything about it. The storyline is interesting. The pacing is great. The beloved characters get new faces and they are better for it. The art style fits the story like a glove and makes for a very spooky read. This edition itself is beautifully bound. The series tie in is interesting to flip through and the bonus material is entertaining. I can't wait for the next occult edition!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brittney

    Hoping for more issues to be released. The comics and the show share some similarities, but the details surrounding the plot differ drastically. I still enjoyed it very much while be a fan of the Netflix show. I think this falls in the realm of being an older young adult read. Definitely more of a PG-13 vibe with some of the visual representations and dark/violent content. Overall, it was well done and I LOVE the Archie/Riverdale tie in!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    This book pays tribute to the source material for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tv show on Netflix. The comics are very interesting and unique, but I am glad that the tv show has deviated from it. I really liked seeing the pictures and behind the scenes pages from the show. I wish they would have included more of that.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Catie

    Solid 4.5. Loved the illustrations in the book as well as the story being pretty good. I've always been a fan of witches and Sabrina so this was a definite read. I did like how it was very different from the show so we could get a different story and it was super cool taking place during the 1960s. I also loved the backstories of the familiars. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was Harvey and Sabrina's relationship. I mean, I love them together but I wanted it grow a bit more. I wante Solid 4.5. Loved the illustrations in the book as well as the story being pretty good. I've always been a fan of witches and Sabrina so this was a definite read. I did like how it was very different from the show so we could get a different story and it was super cool taking place during the 1960s. I also loved the backstories of the familiars. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was Harvey and Sabrina's relationship. I mean, I love them together but I wanted it grow a bit more. I wanted to really believe in it, because I think she just used some witchy magic to get him to love her. Plus someone made an awesome playlist on spotify that I listened to while reading this.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shiloh Peacemaker

    This was really eye opening for me, as I never realized that Sabrina was part of the Archie universe. I faintly remember a Sabrina girl in the Archie comics as a kid, but it was so long ago, for me to really remember. I really enjoyed this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    ROSE HATHAWAY

    I wish I had known that this had both volumes of the comic in this. Would've saved me alot of time. Absolutely loved this comic! Its a shame I'll never know how it ends! It was quite interesting and funny but very dark!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Renée Christina

    Really glad I got it, despite the fact that Nick’s on the cover & not in the material 😂 Also, could’ve done without Edward Spellman being a creep towards his own daughter. Interested to see where it goes, but really glad the show diverged! Really glad I got it, despite the fact that Nick’s on the cover & not in the material 😂 Also, could’ve done without Edward Spellman being a creep towards his own daughter. Interested to see where it goes, but really glad the show diverged!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alvaro Antonio Arias

    Great graphic novel Great graphic novel, dark and give to much to think, great development of the characters.... but if you look for the Netflix series it isn’t that’s it is better

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gracie

    Loveeeeee!!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

    3 Stars After watching the show, I wanted more Sabrina to fill the gap between seasons. While I enjoyed the differences and the origin of the lean towards dark Sabrina, the graphic novel didn’t have the depth of the show. The characters are much more one dimensional in their roles and few very typical of the story. I much prefer the multi-faceted versions in the Netflix tale.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Freja

  22. 5 out of 5

    Steph

  23. 5 out of 5

    Thea

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nandi

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anita Murphy

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Michael

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wiktor

  29. 4 out of 5

    InformationSuperhero

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jon

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