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Review: Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1

Sabrina The Teenage Witch is back and rebooted with writer Kelly Thompson at the helm. This is exciting for long time fans of the classic character Sabrina as the only recent resurgence of her character has been more or less horror adjacent (i.e. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). With art by both Veronica Fish and Andy Fish, Sabrina is brought back with a new look but maintaining her signature short, white hair from when she was first introduced in 1962.

This particular reset starts by following Sabrina on her first day at Greendale High. We see a cast a familiar character but are introduced to plenty of new faces. In classic Sabrina fashion, she uses her powers for good, and intends to help those around her without their knowledge.

The writing felt unsure of itself to start, but this could simply be the symptom of navigating how to open a new series, not necessarily a reflection of the writer and what’s to come. The issue also lacked a general humor about it that one comes to expect from a classic Archie character although there were attempts.

The issue is wrapped with a cliffhanger that will surely be interesting to learn more about in the upcoming issues. There is a sense of a potential love triangle looming among the pages as well. While this comeback didn’t feel necessarily compelling, I have hope future issues will be more commanding and charming.