Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1962-1971 Review – Do You Believe In Magic?

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Complete Sabrina The Teenage Witch 1962-1971

Sabrina was introduced to the world in Archie's Mad House #22 in 1962, from writer George Gladir and Dan DeCarlo. The little 5 page story would turn out to be one of Archie's most enduring franchises, spawning various comic titles, a movie, and one of the most loved television shows of all time. Honestly before Riverdale, I was convinced only Archie's other titles would ever be popular enough for a show (I'm looking at you, Josie and Sabrina). All that aside, Sabrina is one of the most popular comic book characters of all time.

This 500+ page book extensively covers every Sabrina story that came out between 1962-1972. I'm not terribly da1b6038cecbceee86a34af9d2202fd5immersed in the history of Sabrina like I am the history of the main Archie cast, but I've clearly been exposed to the character throughout my life. Thankfully this book is pretty damn extensive, so any questions I had about her origin are answered here. My favorite character (that I'm fairly certain was lost to time for a while) is Delta, the sexy head witch Sabrina answers too. I also like how Salem originally didn't speak, but we could read his thoughts. It's awesome to see how the character has evolved since her first introduction. In her early stories, Delta has Sabrina putting spells on people and acting like a general bad ass, but overtime she softens up and has regular teenage problems, like getting guys to like her, ect. I'd rather have a more bad ass Sabrina (like in Chilling Tales) but I won't discount the importance of these early stories. They are a reflection of their time, but that doesn't mean they're bad. The majority of the art is by DeCarlo, who was in his prime while drawing the Sabrina comic. If you love how he draws women, this is an ideal pick up for you. Sabrina is more cutesy, but the devilish Delta is a total bombshell. There are Sabrina pinups throughout the book, but my favorite one is by Joe Edwards, simply because Sabrina looks pure evil, and I like the idea of a pure evil Sabrina.

For $9.99 you get 500+ pages of Sabrina history. It's a great deal, and if you're an Archie, Sabrina, or Dan DeCarlo fan of any capacity, you should absolutely pick this book up.

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