Archie Comics is not resting on its laurels as it reaches a milestone 700th issue of its flagship title. Along with the upcoming relaunch of Betty & Veronica, the publisher has just announced a brand new Sabrina the Teenage Witch mini-series from writer Kelly Thompson and artists Veronica Fish and Andy Fish beginning in March 2019.
Writer Kelly Thompson says:
Sabrina is one of the most fascinating and story-rich properties at Archie so I feel incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to build in that world.
This Sabrina is not to be confused with the recently launched Netflix series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Instead of the dark horror elements, this comic will highlight the character’s more lighthearted side.
Because Chilling Adventures of Sabrina already exists and is brilliant, readers should expect something a little different in our book. One of my favorite things to do is come in and modernize a wonderful classic and I hope with this incredible team on board we can do something really special with Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
This new series will introduce Sabrina and her support cast including her witch aunts, Hilda and Zelda and her feline familiar Salem. She’ll have to learn how to juggle both sides of her heritage while saving them from supernatural threats in the town of Greendale (right near Riverdale, in case you were wondering.)
Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura says:
Kelly’s take on Sabrina is fun, energized and loaded with adventure, which serves as a great companion to the Netflix series. Adding the incredible Veronica Fish and her husband Andy to the mix is a wonderful bonus. Veronica had a truly mesmerizing run on the flagship Archie comic and this seemed like the perfect way to welcome her back to Archie. We can’t wait for fans to experience Sabrina’s new adventures courtesy of this powerhouse creative team.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is currently planned as a five-issue mini-series, but that could change based on fan response. Based on the descriptions and the stellar imagery shown here, I certainly hope we see more. Look for the first issue on March 27th, 2019.