If you haven’t read my previous post on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic then check out this link for some background on my history with Sabrina and my thoughts on chapter one of the series.
Today I’m reflecting on chapter two of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series. This chapter puts Madame Satan centre stage. I thought chapter one was dark, but the dark twists and scenes are ramped up even more in chapter two. Which makes sense now that we’re focusing on someone who is going to bring trouble into Sabrina’s life.
Still, the premise of someone’s face being torn off and worn as a mask is a little bit out of my comfort zone. I’m going to put my hands up here and say I haven’t got a lot of experience with horror media. I am a wimp. Nevertheless I’m sticking with this story. Sabrina was one of the idols of my childhood so I’m embracing the horror turn that the team behind this series are going for.
In this chapter Madame Satan demonstrates just how much of a demonic presence she is. She kills, maims and torments people on her way to Sabrina. Before she gets decides to find her though, she takes a detour to Sabrina’s parents and punishes them individually. The punishment of the Edward and Diana also involved flashbacks to the past which helped build up Sabrina’s origins further from the first chapter.
By the end of chapter two I feel that enough foundations are in place for the true wickedness to start in the next chapter. Especially as it ends with Sabrina and Madame Satan in the same space.
It’s not all about Madam Satan in chapter two. We still get peaks into what’s going on with Sabrina along the way. The Sabrina sections helped to temper the darkness of Madame Satan’s adventures because they are fairly light-hearted in comparison.
We see Sabrina trying to audition for a part in a school production, with a bit of help from a celebrity who also happens to be a witch. This is the sort of plot line that harks back to traditional Sabrina. We’ve got Harvey in the background, mean girls trying to bring Sabrina down and Salem back home making snarky comments.
I’m glad to see that the story is continuing to keep some upbeats in it. It will be interesting to see how the dark and light sides of the story are worked together going forward.