Saturday, May 2, 2015


I have been struggling to write about Archie Comics' CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #2. It's terribly good, but it's also terribly dense. Dense with goodness, but dense enough that it's difficult to write much without spoiling too much -- and I'm seriously struggling with cutting back on my spoilers.

But here was an interesting revelation within the comic book. Apparently, Ann-Margret-- famed actress, singer, and dancer who's known for roles in movies such as "Bye Bye Birdie," "Tommy," and "Viva Las Vegas" -- is a witch. At least, she's a witch in the dark world of Archie Comics' Archie Horror imprint!

Sabrina the Teenage Witch has plans to try out for a lead role in Baxter High School's production of "Bye Bye Birdie." Her audition piece? Why the title song from the movie version of "Bye Bye Birdie," of course!

Before auditioning, she goes to the woman originally sang that title piece, Ann-Margret, and to get her permission to perform the song. She gets Ann-Margret's permission, as well as her blessing:

We also learn something new about Ann-Margret a couple panel's later. It seems that she's a witch! At the very least, it seems that she knows Sabrina's aunt and socializes with them during witchy holidays!

Ann-Margret performing "Bye Bye Birdie"
How interesting is that??

"The Secret History of Madam Satan" features Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's words, Robert Hack's art, and Jack Morelli's letters. I will likely do a follow-up blog post about Madam Satan herself, because she has a really creepy storyline in this book!

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