Chilling 9 a Chilling 9 b

Anyone who has followed comic books for a few years knows that you can rarely predict when they will arrive, especially for the very best titles.  Often it’s because of other commitments from the creators, or more important life issues that need to be addressed first.  We’ve seen this with Frank Cho’s Guns & Dinos series, which got a great preview from Diamond–the main comics source for the U.S.–then it never arrived.  Writer-artist Frank Miller’s projects were notorious for not arriving on time.  Some of these are worth the wait, like each new issue of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard (discussed last week here), and Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack, and Jack Morelli′s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from Archie Comics’ Archie Horror imprint.  It’s been four years since we saw the release of the eighth issue of that Sabrina series, but we now have our first look at Issue #9, coming in time for Halloween.

Check out the covers, and a look inside below, and take a look at a surprise from Archie Comics: a continuation of the Netflix Chilling Adventures of Sabrina television series, which ended after its fourth season, heading your way in a new comic book series.  It’s all part of the 60th anniversary of Sabrina Spellman in the pages of Archie Comics.

Occult Sabrina 1

First, The Occult Adventures of Sabrina will continue right where the Netflix series left off at the end of its fourth season.  “Bringing Sabrina and her family and friends to life on the screen for Netflix was a dark dream come true, and I couldn’t be prouder of our four seasons, but it all started with a comic book series that was truly a labor of love for everyone who worked on it,” said Aguirre-Sacasa in a press release for the new comic.  “Reuniting with Robert Hack and the entire Archie Comics team and getting to pick up where we left off has been the best homecoming I could have ever asked for.”  Aguirre-Sacasa served as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the show.  Audrey Mok (Archie, Josie & the Pussycats) will be artist on the series.

On the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series, artists Robert Hack and Jack Morelli haven’t missed a beat with their ninth issue of the brilliantly drawn series, bringing to the page Aguirre-Sacasa’s breakout storytelling.  A variant cover also will be available, also by Robert Hack.

Sabrina 9 aSabrina 9 bSabrina 9 cSabrina 9 d

It’s hard to beat Hack and Morelli’s style and use of muted colors.

Add Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Issue #9 and the new The Occult World of Sabrina Issue #1 to your comic book store pull list today.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg.com