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This Week’s Finest: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8

by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Do you remember the ABC show Sabrina The Teenage Witch starring Melissa Joan Hart? If you are a late 80’s child like myself, it must have played some role in your after school routine when you were 12. It had many of the same beats that would soon make the Harry Potter books a huge success. Sabrina’s aunt Hilda was played by the hilarious Caroline Rhea, and her aunt Zelda was played by the charming Beth Broderick. My school night wouldn’t be the same without a little Sabrina Spellman in it. Well, this comic book is not that show. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack have taken the fun supernatural side of Archie Comics, and stripped it down to the terrifying witchcraft elements that linger just below the surface. It is like the difference between Teen Wolf and Silver Bullet. One uses a supernatural mythology to add a fun spin on a rather mundane story; the other focuses on the truly terrifying details of the unnatural world. This is the beauty of the diverse range of the horror genre. There can exist an after school special staring a teenage witch, and there can exist a terrifying comic based on the same character. One is a guilty pleasure for a 12 year old, while the other keeps a 31 year old man up at night.

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Freeze Frame 8/18/2017

From Kill The Minotaur #3 by Lukas Kenter & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

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Freeze Frame 7/31/2015

From Guardians Team Up #8 by Bengal
From Guardians Team Up #8 by Bengal

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (7/29/15)

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Tyler’s Recommendations: 
Donald Duck #3
‘The Siege of Nothing Atoll’-when an island-dwelling mad scientist sics his super-weapons on Scrooge’s Money Bin, it’s up to Donald to take the bad guy down!
“IDW has done a fine job bringing back the spirit of my favorite Disney character. This issue starts a new adventure where Donald finds himself as the only line of defense against a mad scientist set on stealing Uncle Scrooge’s money bin. At 40 pages, these issues are a great value, containing a mixture of short and long-form stories of Duckberg’s most famous son.” 

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Freeze Frame 5/29/2015

From Fight Club 2 #1 by Cameron Stewart
From Fight Club 2 #1 by Cameron Stewart

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Indubitable Issues

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Patrick wishes there was more of…
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Convergence: Shazam #2
 
It’s the Shazam comic that we all wished actually existed in the real world as an ongoing but sadly, will only be for two issues in it’s present state. Still, you gotta take what you can get
 

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Indubitable Issues

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 

 Patrick endorses…
cMs Marvel #14 
 
The prior issue might have been the best the series has done yet and that arc is just getting started. Ms Marvel was certainly 2014’s runaway success story but in 2015 it looks to be even better
 

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