Despite becoming a popular Netflix Show, the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has sadly fallen off its ambitions "two issues per year" publishing schedule, with the most recent issue of the ongoing comic being published back in August 2017. But Archie Comics is set to launch a brand new Sabrina mini-series by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Veronica Fish. The catch: this version will "forego the dark elements that inspired the show and highlight the character's more lighthearted origins."
Sabrina is one of the most fascinating and story-rich properties at Archie so I feel incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to build in that world. Because CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA already exists and is brilliant, readers should expect something a little different in our book. One of my favorite things to do is come in and modernize a wonderful classic and I hope with this incredible team on board we can do something really special with SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH.
And Archie Co-President (didn't he start in the mail room just a few years ago?) Alex Segura said:
Kelly's take on Sabrina is fun, energized and loaded with adventure, which serves as a great companion to the Netflix series. Adding the incredible Veronica Fish and her husband Andy to the mix is a wonderful bonus. Veronica had a truly mesmerizing run on the flagship ARCHIE comic and this seemed like the perfect way to welcome her back to Archie. We can't wait for fans to experience Sabrina's new adventures courtesy of this powerhouse creative team.
The first issue hits stores on March 27th, and will presumably break longstanding Archie Sabrina policy by coming out monthly. Here's what to expect from that first issue:
In the first issue, on sale March 27, Thompson (Uncanny X-Men, West Coast Avengers) introduces us to Sabrina and her supporting cast: her witch aunts Hilda and Zelda, her feline familiar Salem, and more. Sabrina has to learn to navigate both of her worlds while saving them from supernatural threats. Fish (ARCHIE, Spider-Woman), with husband and inker Andy Fish (Blackwood), renders it in an appealingly bright and colorful style that expertly blends fantasy with the down-to-earth setting of Riverdale's neighboring town, Greendale. Archie Comics hopes to continue the series beyond the initial five issues if fan response reaches the heights they expect.