Archie Comics continues to push the boundaries of its “Archie” image. For years Archie Comics were known for their squeaky clean stories and art. But that has changed over the last several years.
Realistic portrayals of its characters, the marriage and death of Archie, the introduction of a gay character, zombies and now witchcraft have crept into the publisher’s selection of titles and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Younger readers are usually unaware that at one time in the past Archie Comics published a wide genre of comic books. It seems only fitting that the publisher return to its roots to compete successfully in today’s marketplace.
It’s newest title: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes a well-known ‘cutesy’ Archie character and darkens up her origin throwing in witchcraft, devil worship, a deal with the devil and occultist, black magic, vengeance, betrayal, insanity, forbidden love, family, innocence and the coming of age all wrapped up in a creepy tale that redefines the Sabrina: The Teenage Age Witch persona. Don’t you dare miss it or Auntie might get upset!