Madam Satan is again (and badder than ever) in Archie Comics’ upcoming sequel to 2021’s Chilling Adventures in Sorcery one-shot.
At this time, MyFullGames can reveal an unique preview of Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1, which is slated to hit comedian outlets subsequent Wednesday, Oct. 26 as a part of Archie Horror’s Month of Mayhem. The anthology one-shot comes from the group of writers Eliot Rahal, Sina Grace and Casey Gilly; artists Vincenzo Federici, Corin Howell and Liana Kangas; colorists Matt Herms and Glenn Whitmore; and letterer Jack Morelli. It encompasses a important cowl by Julius Ohta, in addition to a variant cowl by Afterlife with Archie artist Francesco Francavilla.
“Madam Satan escaped Hell a fugitive and hated woman by Satan and his thralls,” the official synopsis for Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery reads. “She’s now principal of Baxter High and Hell has come to Earth. With each classroom acting as a portal to the different circles in Hell, Madam Satan must recruit similar tortured souls if she has any chance of survival… all leading up to a Madam Satan and her army vs. Satan and his in this highly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s hit Chilling Adventures in Sorcery!”
Chillin’ Like a Villain
“When I saw that I’d been paired with the incredible Liana Kangas, I knew I wanted to create a story that played to her sense of style, aesthetics, and our mutual history as gothy teens,” Casey Gilley, author of the one-shot’s “Thirst Trap” story, mentioned. “Enter Shrill Prisston, a tragically underused Archie character with similar sensibilities, and you have our kinda sexy/kinda gross/kinda cursed addition to this fantastic book.”
“Feeling the urge to check your texts is a relatable feeling, but wait until you see the consequences in Casey Gilly’s and my newest short, ‘Thirst Trap,’ this Halloween week,” artist Liana Kangas herself added. “It’s certainly fun and terrifying, and may have you thirsty for more!”
Regarding the story “Blood Moon Lilith,” author Eliot Rahal mentioned, “It’s a super simple great idea — Archie meets Creepshow. A classic horror show set-up featuring two chilling tales, but the host (Madam Satan) gets her own story. So, it’s really a three-in-one dressed up like a double feature with Madam as the host. At least that’s how I thought about it. And I used to do a lot of stand-up comedy. And one of the rules of hosting is to make everything, hopefully, feel seamless. That was my entire mission here, to create transitions that help the other stories achieve their goals while simultaneously propelling the narrative that Madam Satan escaped Hell to become Principal of Greendale High but in doing so accidentally ushered in the Apocalypse and now (Regular) Satan reigns supreme. Did I mention, Happy Halloween?”
Finally, author Sina Grace mentioned “Dressed to Kill.” “This was my first time writing a story with Veronica Lodge as the main character, and I had a sadistically good time showing the lengths Roni will go to for the perfect look,” he mentioned. “Artist Corin Howell took that horrific glee and amped it to 11!”
A History of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery
Chilling Adventures in Sorcery started life as a short-lived sequence titled Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told by Sabrina, which Archie Comics first revealed in 1972. The anthology-style sequence featured varied horror-themed tales narrated by none aside from Sabrina Spellman, aka Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told by Sabrina was canceled after solely two points, although Archie Comics relaunched the title as merely Chilling Adventures in Sorcery below its Red Circle Comics imprint in 1973, with three further points being produced.
The new Chilling Adventures in Sorcery dropped Sabrina because the narrator and applied a extra mature artwork model, versus the lighthearted Archie model. The writer once more relaunched the e book in 1974, this time as Red Circle Sorcery, with six extra points being produced. Red Circle Sorcery concluded in with situation #11 in 1975. Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told by Sabrina #1-2, Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #3-5 and Red Circle Sorcery #6-7 had been in the end collected in 2018’s Chilling Adventures in Sorcery commerce paperback, which featured new cowl art work by the aforementioned Francavilla.
Of course, Chilling Adventures in Sorcery additionally impressed Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which launched below the Archie Horror imprint in 2014 as a darkish retelling of the unique Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics that featured Madam Satan — a long-running character — as its important villain. The comedian itself impressed a live-action Netflix sequence of the identical title, which ran for 2 seasons cut up throughout 4 elements from 2018 to 2020.
Archie Comics ultimately introduced again the Chilling Adventures in Sorcery title for final yr’s anthology one-shot, which itself served as a follow-up to 2020’s Madam Satan one-shot. With Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, the writer as soon as once more returns to the horror title that began all of it.
Written by Eliot Rahal, Sina Grace and Casey Gilly, illustrated by Vincenzo Federici, Corin Howell and Liana Kangas, coloured by Matt Herms and Glenn Whitmore and lettered by Jack Morelli, Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1 goes on sale Oct. 26 from Archie Comics.
Source: Archie Comics