Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible


Title: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible
Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Archie Comics
Source: Library
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman 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. Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers. Compiles the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.


It’s been a long time since I thought I shouldn’t read a particular book before bed. This one was so creepy and disturbing, that I thought it would give me nightmares!

This definitely isn’t the same Sabrina the Teenage Witch that I grew up reading and watching on TV. She lives in a much darker town with murdering witches and dark spells. I didn’t realize just how “chilling” this graphic novel would be.

My favourite character has always been Salem, and he was just as great in this book. He’s sarcastic and funny, but he’s always looking out for Sabrina.

I also liked the cameo appearances of the gang from Riverdale. Two witches from their coven come to visit and help out at the end: Betty and Veronica!

I enjoyed this graphic novel, though I had to look away from the bloody graphics at times. Have you read it? What did you think?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

7 thoughts on “Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible”

  1. I LOVED this first volume! The graphics were great and I enjoyed the Ray Bradbury mention. So different from the Sabrina I grew up with in the 90’s.
    I was bummed when they pushed back the volume 2 release until December 2018 but I’m pretty sure they did it because of the announcement of the upcoming Sabrina show.

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    1. This book was a lot darker than I thought it would be, but it’s still great! I was surprised by how long it’ll take for the next volume to come out. But I’m so excited for the show!


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