Sabrina

 SABU   (Archie, 1997–1999)

™ and ©1997 Archie Publications

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Conceived as a short-run gag feature in Archie’s Madhouse in 1962, Sabrina’s popularity was such that this muddling-through, apprentice magic-user made many appearances there and in Archie’s TV Laugh-Out before her own title was launched, on the strength of her segments in the animated Archie show of the late 1960s. Her supporting cast was limited to her aunts, Zelda and Hilda; her cousin, Ambrose; and her talking cat, Salem; all (including the cat), better at magic than she, and her puny, mortal, boyfriend Harvey. After a healthy seventy-seven issues, her title quietly ended; but sporadic attempts were made to revive the character. Her strip in the 1990s Laugh revival made the mistake of taking her out of Riverdale, giving her two new best friends—Cleara, an invisible girl, and Eyeda, a lady Cyclops—and sending her to Monster High. Quickly realizing that the fun in Sabrina was in seeing her interact with mortals, not other supernatural beings, Archie recanted and put her back among humans. The 1996 live-action TV pilot, resulting in an ongoing series, led to a further one-shot comic, leading into this new series in 1997. ~HS

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#1

  5/1/1997
  $1.50
  $4.75
3 copies available from $3.25
Photo worked into cover artBill Golliher, Dan ParentDan Decarlo

#2

  6/1/1997
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  $3.00
2 copies available from $1.95
Photo worked into cover artBill Golliher, Dan ParentDan Decarlo

#3

  7/1/1997
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  $14.00
1 copy available for $4.99
Photo worked into cover art  

#4

  8/1/1997
  $1.50
  $4.00
1 copy available for $3.99
Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#5

  9/1/1997
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  $2.00
3 copies available from $1.00
Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#6

  10/1/1997
  $1.50
  $3.50
No copies available
Photo worked into cover art  

#7

  11/1/1997
  $1.50
  $8.50
1 copy available for $2.99
Photo worked into cover art  

#8

  12/1/1997
  $1.50
  $1.50
No copies available
Photo worked into cover art  

#9

  1/1/1998
  $1.75
  $0.80
No copies available
Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#10

  2/1/1998
  $1.75
  $0.70
No copies available
Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#11

  3/1/1998
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  $0.80
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#12

  4/1/1998
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#13

  5/1/1998
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#14

  6/1/1998
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#15

  7/1/1998
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  $0.90
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#16

  8/1/1998
  $1.75
  $0.90
No copies available
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#17

  9/1/1998
  $1.75
  $0.90
No copies available
Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#18

  10/1/1998
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  $0.80
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Photo worked into cover art  

#19

  11/1/1998
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Photo worked into cover art; Back to the ’60sBill Golliher, Dan ParentDan Decarlo

#20

  12/1/1998
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Photo worked into cover artBill GolliherDan Decarlo, Rex Lindsey

#21

  1/1/1999
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#22

  2/1/1999
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#23

  3/1/1999
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  $11.50
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Photo worked into cover art (hidden in crowd)Bill GolliherDan Decarlo

#24

  4/1/1999
  $1.79
  $0.50
1 copy available for $0.50
Photo is inset on coverBill GolliherDan Decarlo

#25

  5/1/1999
  $1.79
  $0.30
No copies available
Photo worked into cover artMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#26

  6/1/1999
  $1.79
  $1.50
No copies available
Photo is inset on coverMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#27

  7/1/1999
  $1.79
  $34.00
1 copy available for $34.95
Photo is inset on coverMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#28

  8/1/1999
  $1.79
  $50.00
1 copy available for $49.99
Photo is inset on cover; Continues in Sonic Super Special #10Michael GallagherDan Decarlo, Dave Manak

#29

  9/1/1999
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  $2.00
No copies available
Photo is inset on coverMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#30

  10/1/1999
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  $2.00
No copies available
Photo is inset on coverMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#31

  11/1/1999
  $1.79
  $0.55
1 copy available for $0.53
Photo is inset on coverMichael GallagherDan Decarlo

#32

  12/1/1999
  $1.79
  $2.00
No copies available
Photo appears in insetMichael GallagherDan Decarlo