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The Resource Chilling adventures of Sabrina, Book one, The crucible, story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ; artwork by Robert Hack ; lettering by Jack Morelli

Chilling adventures of Sabrina, Book one, The crucible, story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ; artwork by Robert Hack ; lettering by Jack Morelli

Label
Chilling adventures of Sabrina, Book one, The crucible
Title
Chilling adventures of Sabrina
Title number
Book one
Title part
The crucible
Statement of responsibility
story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ; artwork by Robert Hack ; lettering by Jack Morelli
Title variation
  • Sabrina
  • Crucible
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, forced to choose between an unearthly destiny and her own mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But Madam Satan, a deadly foe from her family's past, has arrived in Greendale, and she has her sights set squarely on the young witch. Can Sabrina face the challenge, or will her witching career -- and high school life -- end all too abruptly?
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2017.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 10 Up—This horror flick reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a lushly cinematic and refreshingly grim departure from the charmingly sweet heroine of yesteryear. This isn't your mother's teenage witch: although Sabrina is dealing with common adolescent woes, she's also consorting with the devil and feasting on a sacrificial goat. The story takes place in the days before Sabrina's confirmation into the coven, coinciding with her 16th birthday. In the upcoming ceremony, she must choose to either live as an immortal witch, infinitely powerful but incapable of romantic love, or as a mortal, destined to die but also able to spend her life with her dreamboat boyfriend, Harvey. Meanwhile, Madam Satan, a powerful witch with a vendetta against Sabrina's father, is accidentally raised from hell by two familiar Archie-universe figures; Betty and Veronica are wryly reinvented here as ditzy but powerful witches. The five-issue collection ends in a diabolically creepy cliff-hanger. This iteration is set in the 1960s, incorporating the social upheavals of the time while visually alluding to Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and other paranormal horror films. Hack's scratched filmstrip style, set in sepia tones, makes the inevitable violent splashes of red provocatively grotesque. Some nudity and violence make this more appropriate for older teens. VERDICT Deftly balancing suspense, violence, and wit, this is a welcome and frightening addition for lovers of horror, suspense, and graphic novels; hand to fans of Emily Carroll's Through the Woods and followers of The Walking Dead.—Anna Murphy, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn --Anna Murphy (Reviewed 10/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 10, p118)
  • Set in the 1960s, this Archie spin-off draws heavily on the tropes of pulpy teen horror comics. Warlock Edward Spellman marries a mortal wife instead of a witch, gaining a powerful enemy. His daughter, Sabrina, is taken from him and raised by two aunts—who happen to be witches. Years later, teen Sabrina is faced with all of the usual preoccupations: a football-star boyfriend, auditions for the school musical, swirling hormones, and a bloody Satanic ritual that will mark her coming-of-age at 16. Unlike most young witches, Sabrina has a choice: to live as a normal human or to dedicate her soul to the devil and gain access to unlimited power. Both choices come with a terrible price. Hack’s brushy line work captures Sabrina’s youthful naïveté and decay and murder in dark forests. Aguirre-Sacasa’s (Afterlife with Archie) well-realized characters and humor bring depth to what could have been a rather dreary tale of revenge and gore. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 36, p)
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10541027
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated Teen + ; violence and mature content
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hack, Robert
  • Morelli, Jack
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True
Series statement
Chilling adventures of Sabrina
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spellman, Sabrina
  • Witches
  • Teenagers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Good and evil
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Fictitious character)
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Chilling adventures of Sabrina, Book one, The crucible, story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ; artwork by Robert Hack ; lettering by Jack Morelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Characters created by Bob Montana
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Something wicked -- The secret history of Madam Satan -- Unholy baptism -- Harvey Horrors -- The trial
Control code
000058559145
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Graphic novel ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781627389877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)12105750
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892581438
Label
Chilling adventures of Sabrina, Book one, The crucible, story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ; artwork by Robert Hack ; lettering by Jack Morelli
Publication
Copyright
Note
Characters created by Bob Montana
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Something wicked -- The secret history of Madam Satan -- Unholy baptism -- Harvey Horrors -- The trial
Control code
000058559145
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Graphic novel ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781627389877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)12105750
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892581438

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