In August 2022, the Archie Horror imprint will return with the release of Chilling Adventures Presents… Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales. This will be the latest one-shot anthology to be released from publisher, following titles like December 2021’s Archie’s Holiday Magic Special and February 2022’s Archie Love & Heartbreak Special. Furthermore, according to the press release from Archie Comics, Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales is just the first of several upcoming Archie Horror releases that will be announced by the publisher in the coming weeks.
Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales
The Archie Horror imprint specializes in combining classic Archie Comics characters with horror genre elements; in Afterlife with Archie, for example, the teens of Riverdale face a town overrun by the undead. Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales will continue this tradition by updating Jinx Holliday, A.K.A. Li’l Jinx, so-named for the fact that she was born on Halloween. First appearing in 1947’s Pep Comics #62 by Joe Edwards, she’s now been given a spooky update and the task of providing the framing story for the newest Archie Comics one-shot anthology.
The frame and one of the stories, “The True Story of Cantanella,” will be by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Craig Cermak (Red Team). The anthology will also include “Suzie & the Monkey’s Paw” by James III (Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show) and Eva Cabrera (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) and “Will the Real Sorcerer Please Stand Up?” by Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy) and Evan Stanley (Cosmo the Mighty Martian).
The anthology will feature colors by Matthew Herms, lettering by Jack Morelli, a cover by Vic Malhotra and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla.
Arriving in August
Will you be picking up Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales when it arrives at your local comic shop on August 17th, 2022? Have you been picking up the previous season one-shot anthologies being released by Archie Comics? What will be the next title to be announced by Archie Horror, and will it be Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #10 in October (you know you can’t resist doubling those digits, Archie)?
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Li’l Jinx first appeared in 1947, not 1962.
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