I was beginning to think that I would never see a second issue in this series. There was quite a lapse between Issue 1 and this installment. I must say, though, well worth the wait. My expectations were very high, and this certainly met my expectations.
Issue 1 left off with two teenage girls summoning a woman’s soul from Gehenna. This woman is nicknamed Madam Satan and was the spurned lover of Sabrina’s father, who committed suicide in a moment of anguished passion. She is now on a path of revenge, the summit of which is inflicting unspeakable suffering upon Sabrina.
The artwork and writing style are both consistent with the 60’s horror genre, which works very well. There are also lots of nice literary allusions woven in, as well as nods to pop culture in the 60’s. The combination really succeeds in drawing you in to the tale. As I flipped the final page, I felt a tingle that was reminiscent of how I felt reading campy horror as a kid. I applaud the creative team that put this together. It ranks up with some of the best horror I have read in a long, long time.
I hope that subsequent issues will begin coming out more frequently. I am so impressed with this comic, I wish I had another issue to read right now. If you’re a horror fan, this is a must read, but be sure to get the first issue and read that before immersing yourself in this one. Enjoy!
6 responses to “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Issue #2”
This one looks really fun! I may have to add it to the list. (Side note, I have a free month of Marvel Unlimited, so now I can read Magneto!!)
Nice! I’m a little behind on Magneto. I have two issues in my stack waiting to be read. I’ll try to get to them soon. Be sure to let me know what you think about them when u read them. Cheers!
Wicked cover. I remember reading in Joseph Campbell about the close relation between themes of sex and death in many cultures. It seems to be creeping out here!
That’s true. In fact, some cultures refer to the orgasm as the “little death.”
After I thought about it, I think the chapter was called something like “The Love-Death” in his Masks of God series. But maybe he was just making it polite, writing in the 1960s. Campbell talked a lot about romantic and courtly love. I think sex was implied in many cases. I really should check. I have all the books here… Somewhere… 🙂
That’s why having shelves of books are important. 😉