Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Curiosity Kills / Assignment in Fear

Concluding our look into the terrific two-issue series of Archies style teenage terrors, from the September 1972 issue of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told By Sabrina #1DeCarlo and Goldberg seriously had a good thing going here with this expertly illustrated / written series (see our last post as well for issue #2 in its entirety), and it's a shame it ended so soon-- though Sabrina of course continued on well into the 80's with her own fun 'n frisky witch comics! And don't forget to check out the other two stories from this issue by clicking HERE after you've read these two-- hope you've enjoyed this look into a somewhat spookier side of And Everything Else Too!


Mestiere said...

Sabrina looks evil in that first page.

"Look behind you, Jason!"... "Invisible, as it oozed from the box--". If it was invisible, why did Jason have to look behind him?

So uncle Henry contrived to have one of his nephews killed and give twelve million to the other. But judging by the way Luke was spending the money, was he really better than his brother?

That Archie doll is the creepiest thing about this issue, especially seeing Jughead with one under each armpit. What are you going to do with them, Jughead?

Miss Softly uses her powers not to make sure her students learn, but to murder bullies. What's the point of having magical powers if you cannot use the to kill other people's children?

And once again Sabrina looks rather evil in that last page. I guess Archie Comics didn't want people to associate Sabrina with bad things and that's why she stopped hosting the mag.

Mr. Cavin said...

Man these are just terrific. I can't believe how casually well written they are. Lots of horror comics are written using the conceit that they are being narrated by a host, but these do such a competent job of staying in Sabrina's voice that it kind of rises above the gimmick and really informs the whole experience of reading them. Well, the patented Archie art style probably has a little to do with that as well.

Anyway, I'm heartbroken that there aren't any more of these to read. I might have to actually check out a regular issue of Sabrina the Teenage Witch now, just to see if the talent is equally evident there.

Karswell said...

I'll dig out some more Sabrina comics for future AEET posts, glad you're enjoying this stuff-- I grew up on the Archie's and love it too!