In the upcoming one-shot Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special, the story “A Very Spellman Solstice” by Danielle Paige and Veronica Johnson will flash back to the younger days of Spellman Aunts Hilda and Zelda! While the issue celebrating the Winter Solstice Sabrina-style won’t arrive until December 13th, 2023, you can get your first look at the story today at The Beat!

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special

Variant cover by Laura Braga.

Here’s what Archie Comics has to say about the Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special:

Archie Comics invites you to come home to Greendale for the holidays with the release of an all-new SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH HOLIDAY SPECIAL this December! The one-shot comic marks a long-awaited return to the world of the smash-hit 2019 SABRINA comic book series, including a new story by its creative team, writer Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel) and artists Veronica and Andy Fish (Spider-Woman), with a backup tale by writer Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Johnson.

Here’s what Veronica Fish, main story artist has to say about the issue’s first story, ““The Longest Night”:

“Going back to Sabrina’s world, getting to work with Kelly and the Archie team is truly something special. These kinds of opportunities are rare, and I’m very grateful for them; I’m going to do my best to bring Kelly’s script and the character to life!


“I wanted to add in some little details from the first story arc, including Sabrina’s leather backpack, photos of Salem and the Aunts, and a poster of the Queen of Wands tarot card in her dorm room. I don’t know if students today even use paper calendars (or Post-Its) anymore, but I thought it would be fun to have bits of student life in there, too, like a laptop and mug of pens at her desk.”

You can check out a preview of the issue’s first story by clicking here
And Veronica Johnson, the artist on the backup story previewed below, had this to say about the story:
“I’m a huge history buff, so easily the most fun I had with this comic was coming up with designs for Hilda and Zelda that were 1990s-themed. I’m sure a lot of people my age associate Sabrina with the sitcom, and this story takes place during the era in which that aired. I think overall this story is a lot less focused on the magic aspects of Sabrina and more on fleshing out the adult characters and their backstories, and I feel that’s what makes it special and unique. Danielle wrote some amazing character interactions, and they were a lot of fun to draw.”

Arriving in December

Scroll down to get your first look at the younger version of the Spellman aunts below.

Will you be picking up the issue when it arrives? Be sure and let The Beat know in the comment section.

Young Spellman aunts and friends.