The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3

Writer: Roberto Aguirre Sacasa Artist: Robert Hack Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's the night before Halloween, the night before Sabrina's sixteenth birthday, the night of the blood-moon and the lunar eclipse, and Sabrina has made her decision: She will go into the woods of Greendale as a half-witch and emerge...on the other side of a frightful a fully baptized member of the Church of Night. But there will be a cost, and his name is Harvey. And unbeknownst to Sabrina and her aunts, there is a serpent in the garden, their great enemy Madam Satan, who is conspiring against them...
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  • 10
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman May 28, 2015

    If for some reason you're still sleeping on this title because of Sabrina skepticism, don't. It's one of the best horror comics out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 27, 2015

    This is the first time I've read Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and I'm hooked. The genuinely creepy story, the incongruity of Sabrina's two halves, the excellent art, and the strong writing come together to make a chilling, atmospheric, and touching piece. I enjoyed it so much that I want to hunt down the previous two issues so I get a fuller idea of the story (not to mention they'll be fun to read). Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith May 27, 2015

    A wonderful study in tension, fear, and what happens when nightmares eclipse normalcy so slowly you never noticed, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 is just that chilling right down to the bone. What Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack are weaving here is simply too beautiful to look away from. Just dont expect to sleep well tonight. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jun 1, 2015

    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #3 is proof that Aguirre-Sacasa and Hack are putting great care and passion in the creation of this story. With horror, humor, and characters with depth and wit, this is one of the best books on the shelves. The chilling and the macabre are in these storytellers' blood. Grab this issue and hunt for the other ones so you, too, can be baptized with Sabrina into this world of horrors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Ogden May 27, 2015

    This combination of creators has delivered yet again. Theyve given us so much in one issue without confusing us or rushing the story. And so I askare you reading this dark matter? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman May 29, 2015

    Many readers of Archie Comics are accustomed to each issue being a generally discrete and self-contained story.  This is not true here.  Readers unfamiliar with the specifics of the past issues may have difficulty jumping on to this series, but it is more than worth the effort.  This is a densely written thinking reader's comic.  It succeeds as both supernatural horror and psychological thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford May 26, 2015

    The artwork maintains the quality of the previous issues, setting a great autumnal tone for the story, which matches with the story falling right around Halloween. It also has the feel of the old EC Horror comics, had they had the opportunity of modern technology. It has an almost timeless quality to it, and while remaining true to the characters' origins and legacies, firmly makes them the stars of a horror comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Aaron Sullivan May 25, 2015

    The art in this title is perfect. The designs feel appropriately classic, like something straight out of the sixties, however the execution is very modern. The lines may follow antique paths, but they're rough and thin. The shading and texturing is dark, almost muddy. The entire color pallet feels colorful but muted, and echoes the autumn season where the story takes place. The layout feels similarly classic, and at times I forgot whether what I was reading was something new, or something I found in a dark attic somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea May 27, 2015

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the real deal. A methodical journey into the darkest reaches of magic and horror with a sweet budding witch at the center. It still retains some of the high school drama we're accustomed to, but the stakes are so much higher and the thrills much more genuine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio May 31, 2015

    I noticed in the top left corner of the comic the title box of "Archie Horror". I guess the Publishers have taken hold of this new direction for Archie Comics with both hands. Sabrina is of course perfectly suited for this new line of comics. And I am having lots of fun reading them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jul 23, 2015

    This series has found its groove. I found the first issue to be a little rocky, a little uncertain, with improvement arriving in issue #2, and this third issue absolutely piquing my interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 29, 2015

    "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #3 makes no pretense with the story's metaphors and the title character's journey. The choice between mortality and life as a witch, between taking the next step with her boyfriend or abstaining, between sassing her co-star in "Bye Bye Birdie" or taking the high road, and the rest of these developments shape who Sabrina is and who she will become. Aguirre-Sacasa, Hack and Morelli have crafted a world for Sabrina from whole cloth, defining the rituals and transformations for the reader as Sabrina herself undertakes the journey. Like Sabrina, the readers are certain to be in a different place at the end of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #3, with even more changes on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 27, 2015

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 is a step up from the last issue, certainly. It fixed most of the story and writing related problems and put the focus back on Sabrina as it should have been. That being said, the issue felt lacking when it came the horror, character growth, and even in the artwork in some ways. It could be just me, but I feel like this comic could better than what it ended up being, especially with the improvements or progression made. Oh well, maybe next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Kayla Goulet May 26, 2015

    Again, this seems to be more of a “filler” issue, but it's definitely still worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 5, 2015

    I certainly don't envy some of the decisions that Sabrina must make at such a young age.  She's still figuring out her place in the world and she has to choose whether to follow in her father and aunts' footsteps with Lord Satan or become a mortal at the age of sixteen.  Think about what you were like at that age and the most difficult decision you had to make at that time. Sabrina is a bit of a wet rag with no real personality just yet.  This is tough, as she has such an impressive lineage.  Hopefully, as Madam Satan starts mucking things up in the girl's life, she'll become a little more interesting. Read Full Review

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