Sabrina Annual Spectacular #1 [Game Changer - Dan Conner]
(October 2023)

Archie, 2023 Series
 
Price
[none]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Game Changer Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications Inc.
Brand
Over 80 Years of Archie Comics
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Jamie Lee Rotante (credited) (editorial team); Vincent Lovallo (credited) (editorial team); Stephen Oswald (credited) (editorial team)

Issue Notes

Retailer variant for Game Changer, a comics store in Chadron, Nebraska.
This issue is a variant of Sabrina Annual Spectacular (Archie, 2023 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Conner (signed as Conner)
Inks
Dan Conner (signed as Conner)
Colors
Dan Conner (signed as Conner)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen

Power of Three (Table of Contents: 1)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Lee Rotante (credited as Jamie L. Rotante)
Pencils
Holly Golightly (credited as Holly G.)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sabrina's aunts and cat familar Salem, along with head witch Encahnatra, are missing!
Feature Logo
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen

Presenting Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch (Table of Contents: 2)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi! My names is Sabrina!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Della; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Meet Sabrina, a sexy teen witch who lives a typical teen-age life -- except that her job is to hex her fellow teens. She introduces us to the rules of witchery: witches can't cry, can't sink when they're in the water, and if they ever fall in love, they lose their powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sabrina, her cat Salem, and Della the Head Witch.

Much of this early version of Sabrina appears to be based on the play "Bell, Book and Candle" and the film version, starring Kim Novak. The rule about witches losing their powers if they fall in love and the inability of witches to cry (both of which were dropped in subsequent versions of Sabrina) were used in "Bell, Book and Candle," and Sabrina's cat Salem is similar to Pyewacket, the witch's familiar in "Bell, Book and Candle."

In The COMICS v10 #5 G. Gladir states that Sabrina was named after a woman he remembered from his teens who he later found out was actually named Sabra not Sabrina. He also states that he wrote all Sabrina and Hilda stories until Sabrina went to Saturday morning animation in 1969.

Spook Out (Table of Contents: 3)

Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, drat! I'm out of bat wings!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Sabrina has to get bats wings from a haunted house for Aunt Hilda's brew. Archie and Jughead offer her a ride, and the three explore the house and all of its creepiness.
Reprints

The Court Jester (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren (credited)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (credited)
Inks
Marty Epp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie! Will you get off the court before you get hurt?
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Sabrina puts a spell on Archie that turns him into a great basketball player.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball

Scardey Cat (Table of Contents: 5)

Salem / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ian Flynn (credited)
Pencils
Chad Thomas (credited)
Inks
Chad Thomas (credited)
Colors
Glenn Whitmore (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Salem here! You know me as Sabrina's handsome, sassy cat companion.
Feature Logo
Young Salem
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural; anthropomorphic-funny animals

The Wicked Trinity (Table of Contents: 6)

character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vincent Lovallo ?
Inks
Vincent Lovallo ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Editor's Notebook / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  2. 1. Power of Three
    Sabrina
  3. 2. Presenting Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
    Sabrina
  4. 3. Spook Out
    Sabrina
  5. 4. The Court Jester
    Sabrina
  6. 5. Scardey Cat
    Salem
  7. 6. The Wicked Trinity
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
This issue was modified by
  • Shad Z. Daly