I thought I really liked Afterlife with Archie until I read this volume of Sabrina’s adventures. I liked the bits of Sabrina that were filtered into Afterlife and I LOVED this tome entirely about the Spellman family (yep, the same family you know and maybe aspired to be a part of if you were a witchy child like me when watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch). It’s a dark, bloody, sexy, and twisted take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Childhood Bri couldn’t have handled it, but Current Bri couldn’t get enough. I devoured this first chunk of unpredictable stories and can’t wait to see what comes next in Volume 2.
I snapped this little number up from The Strand after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day as a quick, colorful read that would distract me from my nightmare day. It achieved its goal!! Huzzah! I’m relatively new to the world of comics so take my review for this with a grain of salt, but I thought it was a well constructed — particularly the scene that involves Archie and his father (woof! that blew me away!). I never would’ve picked this up if I wasn’t Riverdale trash and looking for hints about where the plot line might go, seeing as how Riverdale’s showrunner is also the writer of this series. That said, I found Sabrina’s story in the very first few pages to tug at my mind strings a bit more than the Archie characters so I guess I’ll have to scoop up The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in the soon-ish future. I’ll probably keep reading this as the volumes continue to be released, but don’t really recommend it to people outside of the communal Riverdale trash heap.