Twenty years ago this week, Sabrina the Teenage Witch debuted on television. The show would run for seven seasons and cement Clarissa Explains it All star Melissa Joan Hart, who played Sabrina, as a teen- and family-comedy icon.
This month, Jughead featured the first New Riverdale appearance of Sabrina, and in the next issue, we get to see what happens when a teenage witch is not totally satisfied with her romantic life.
Archie Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look inside of Jughead #10, which deals with the hilarious fallout from Sabrina's date going really poorly. You can check it out in the attached image gallery.
During the Chip Zdarsky run, Jughead had been depicted as more overtly asexual than in the past, where he would occasionally have romantic stories even though it wasn't a defining characteristic...so having a date -- even if it goes pretty spactacularly wrong -- is a bit of a gear shift for the title.
"It's good to have someone not as mired in the hormonal teen romances, and it adds to that 'outside-looking-in' quality," Zdarsky told ComicBook.com back when the title launched. "I'm writing him as asexual, but this is comics, yeah? The next writer could make him discover girls or boys or both and that's totally fine. There have been iterations of Jughead over the decades where he HAS been interested in girls, so there's room to play around if someone was inclined. For me though, I like an asexual Jughead. That's more interesting to me than writing him as just being behind everyone developmentally."
Here's the solicitation text for the issue. The final order cutoff for Jughead #10 is Monday, October 3, so make sure to get in touch with your retailer this weekend if you want them to have a copy waiting for you when the book streets on October 26.
It's Jughead vs. Sabrina! Jughead has encountered the magical force known as Sabrina the Teenage Witch—and he doesn't like it one bit! The feelings are mutual, though, as Sabrina thinks good ol' Juggy's kind of a jerk. And how do two teens work out their feelings? By pranking the heck out of each other, of course! Get ready for a prank war the likes not seen in this universe!
Script: Ryan North
Art: Derek Charm, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm (AUG161223)
Variant Covers: Paul Renaud (AUG161224), Fiona Staples (AUG161225)
On Sale Date: 10/26
32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.