For many years, Archie Andrews has butted heads together with his classmate and arch-rival, Reggie Mantle. This September, Archie Comics celebrates Sabrina Spellman’s sixtieth anniversary by giving the Teenage Witch a brand new, magical teen rival of her very personal — solely this new witch’s plans for Sabrina are a bit extra excessive than Reggie’s pranks on Archie.
CBR can solely reveal that September’s Sabrina Anniversary Spectacular #1 will mark the debut of Amber Nightstone, an “evil witch born at exactly the same time as Sabrina.” However this is the factor: “Only one witch born that day may live amongst mortals, and Amber wants her turn, so she has to erase Sabrina from history!”
Written and illustrated by Dan Mother or father with colours by Glenn Whitmore and letters by Jack Morelli, Sabrina Anniversary Spectacular #1 is about to reach in comedian retailers on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The difficulty encompasses a cowl by Mother or father, who homages Dan DeCarlo’s cowl artwork from 1971’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1. Along with the quilt, Archie Comics has offered CBR with Mother or father’s growth artwork for Amber.
SABRINA ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR #1
We could not presumably enter spooky season with out celebrating Sabrina as a lot as attainable! And we’re kicking off this spectacular with a BRAND NEW Sabrina story that we assure would be the best Sabrina Halloween story ever! In “Celebration Vexation!” It is Sabrina’s birthday and she or he’s celebrating her day—with an epic battle towards her nemesis, a BRAND NEW character named AMBER NIGHTSTONE! Amber is an evil witch born at precisely the identical time as Sabrina. Just one witch born that day could stay amongst mortals, and Amber desires her flip, so she has to erase Sabrina from historical past! All that plus a group of classic-style spell-binding tales!
Script: Dan Mother or father
Artwork: Dan Mother or father
Colours: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cowl: Dan Mother or father
On Sale Date: 9/7
32-page, full shade comedian
“Believe it or not, in Sabrina’s 60-year history, she’s never had a true nemesis,” Mother or father mentioned. “Sure, she’s had her adversaries in the past, but Amber Nightstone is basically the evil version of Sabrina. And Amber is tired of being cast aside and wants her time in the limelight. So now, as Sabrina turns 60, we enter a whole new realm of fun!”
“I started referring to her as ‘Dark Sabrina,’ and that’s where the thinking was originally,” added Archie Comics Editor-In-Chief Mike Pellerito. “Sabrina has a fantastic solid of characters within the comics however did not have a teen rival till now. That is how I consider the solid of characters: Is there a approach to problem one thing established? Do we want somebody who can do one thing totally different and provides us some enjoyable story factors?
“After discussing some ideas for Amber with Vin Lovallo, our Art Director, he came up with the early look, and Dan refined it,” Pellerito continued. “The original idea was that her facial features, especially her eyes, should be based on the more dangerous-looking first appearance of Sabrina in MADHOUSE #22. I wanted to avoid her looking similar to Della, the head witch. Dan and I have an excellent way of going back and forth; he knows what works as well as anyone. Having Dan Parent on this kind of thing is great; he’s a (not so) secret weapon!”
Created by George Gladir and the aforementioned DeCarlo, Sabrina Spellman first appeared in Archie’s Mad Home #22, cover-dated October 1962. Sabrina continued to seem in numerous Archie titles earlier than lastly getting her personal, eponymous comedian ebook collection, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, in 1971. The character has additionally been tailored into live-action, being performed by Melissa Joan Hart within the sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1996 to 2003 and by Kiernan Shipka within the horror drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (primarily based on the 2014 comedian of the identical identify) from 2018 to 2020.
Written and illustrated by Dan Mother or father, coloured by Glenn Whitmore and lettered by Jack Morelli, Sabrina Anniversary Spectacular #1 goes on sale Sept. 7 from Archie Comics.
Supply: Archie Comics