If you are expecting the same fun, bubbly teenage witch played by Melissa Joan Hart, this graphic novel will disappoint you. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1 is very dark and gory. Of course I loved every second of it!
My Thoughts on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Illustrated by Robert Hack
I really enjoyed the storyline. It was short but complex enough to be interesting throughout, complete with twists and turns that, even though they were a bit predictable, still kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the darker take on this character.
I loved the way the story and the artwork worked together, such as on this page, where they were using telepathy:
The artwork was my definitely favorite element. It has a lovely retro horror vibe that I’m a total sucker for! I mean:
The color palette was also very lovely and I really love the pop of bright color here and there for dramatics.
However, some of it seemed just a bit…off. A bit rushed and sloppy. Which may have been on purpose… who knows! But overall I thought it was great!
As for the characters, I really enjoyed Ambros! I was also very excited to see Salem, but a bit let down that he didn’t play a major role. I’d love to see more of him!
I found both Sabrina and Harvey to be a bit lacking. I do hope to see Sabrina’s character develop more in volume two.
I also really enjoyed all the books that were included or mentioned! I was particularly fond of:
My Final Thoughts on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1
I would definitely recommend checking this one out if you enjoy darker graphic novels!
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