Sabrina Spellman is certainly a multifaceted character.

Audiences who adored the titular teenage witch on the ‘90s sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart were probably shocked to see the darker version of the character portrayed by Kiernan Shipka in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is based on the horror title from Archie Comics which was published in 2014.

Now, however, Entertainment Weekly have revealed that Archie Comics will soon be publishing a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic, returning to a lighter version of the character.

Launch in Spring, the new five-issue miniseries will be written by Kelly Thompson and illustrated by husband and wife team, Veronica and Andy Fish. Thompson is something of a rising star in the comics world, having written Hawkeye and West Coast Avengers for Marvel, and will be taking over Captain Marvel in the new year.

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Thompson said in a statement to EW, “Sabrina is one of the most fascinating and story-rich properties at Archie, so I feel incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to build in that world, and with [Archie Comics co-president] Alex Segura, someone I’ve been hoping to work with for a long time now. Because Chilling Adventures of Sabrina already exists and is brilliant, readers should expect something a little different in our book, a modern interpretation of the classic. One of my favorite things to do is come in and modernize a wonderful classic, and I hope with this incredible team on board we can do something really special with Sabrina.”

The first issue of the series sees Sabrina move to Greendale along with her aunts Hilda and Zelda. However, there’s no Dark Baptism on the horizon, and instead we see the teenage witch struggle with some more down-to-earth issues like balancing love, rivalries and friends, as she navigates high school and her powers.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 goes on sale on March 27th.

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