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Week of Geek: Countdown to Fan Con continues with some Marvelous trailers

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Hi again Geeklings!

Vaughan Fan Con is just over a week away.  I know, right?  Coming up so fast!  We now have our workshops for the day on Eventbrite, so take a look and see what you’d like to sign up for.  Spaces are a little limited so head on over.

Let’s continue to get our geek on by looking at some new trailers that have popped up online this last week.  First up, something spooky.  A little while ago we got our first promotional images of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and now we have our first teaser trailer.

I think we can all agree, it looks creepy.  The devilish imagery, the witchy classes, the spooky singing of ‘Happy Birthday’.  Yup, this is going to be a Halloween treat for one and all.  Can’t wait!  This article has some descriptions of the characters if you’d like to learn a bit more.

On the opposite end of creepy, you have the latest trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, which looks utterly delightful.

Colorful, heart warming, fun.  I’m very excited to have Mary back.  Put a hold on the original movie here.

But now, the piece de resistance!  Our first trailer for next year’s Captain Marvel.

OH MY GOSH THAT LOOKS AMAZING!  Carol Danvers is all her kick-butt glory!  It’s brief but we get some really cool shots here, like younger Agents Fury and Coulson, the Skrulls (they are big bads in the Marvel universe), Jude Law as Mar-Vell.  But Brie Larson as Danvers, our first heroine to lead a Marvel film!  It just warms the heart.  But I think my favorite moment might be the first scene here, where Carol goes crashing through a particular business.  I had to remind myself that this movie is set in the 90s before that made sense.

For Captain Marvel reading I recommend starting with In Pursuit of Flight, but we have lots of other CM titles in the system as well.  And of course, don’t forget to catch up on the other MCU films.

What do we think Geeklings?  Excited for any of these?  Which one are you most excited for?  Post away in the comments.

See you next week, as we finish our countdown to Fan Con.  Take care until then, and until next time, End of Line.

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Week of Geek: Everyone’s Favorite Teenage Witch

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Hi Geeklings!  Everyone enjoying their August so far?  Ready for summer to be over or wishing it would never end?

Well, I’ve got one thing that might get you excited for the fall (you know, aside from Halloween and Pumpkin Spice and colorful leaves and everything that makes fall my favorite season).  Netflix is creating a new Archie series (after the hit show Riverdale) and this time their focus is on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.  But it’s not going to be the groovy Sabrina that comic readers were first introduced to 1960s.  This isn’t even the bubbly family-friendly Sabrina that aired in the late 90s and early oughts on ABC.  Nope, we’re getting spooky for this incarnation.  Like REALLY spooky.  She is a witch, after all.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based off of the comic series of the same name.  (Before I go any further I want to mention that Comixology currently rates The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as 15+ only, meaning only teens 15 and up should read it.  We have it cataloged under Adult Comics.  I’ve read it, and it is not for everyone so proceed with caution.)  The comic was released under the Archie Horror line, after Afterlife with Archie became a hit (another series that featured Sabrina).

Archie Horror has now expanded to include Afterlife, Sabrina, Jughead: The Hunger and Vampironica.

Their horror take on Sabrina is set mostly in the 1960s and at first the set up seems pretty par for the course, at least for Sabrina Spellman; our heroine is a teen in high school living with her Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda, her talking black cat Salem and her cousin from England, Abrose.  She’s trying out for the school play, dating her dream boy Harvey and is trying to balance regular teen stuff with the fact that she and her family are witches.  Where it diverges from previous incarnations is that Sabrina and her family are not regular, good people who happen to be magic.  They’re the scary type of witches.  Satan-worshiping witches.  And as a half-mortal Sabrina must choose to follow her family into the church of night and become a full-fledged witch or renounce her heritage and live as a mortal.  Oh, and a terrifying undead witch named Madam Satan who has a serious grudge against Sabrina’s father is also out to make her life miserable.  Things are going to get… dark.

After Riverdale did so well on Netflix they decided to expand their teens-in-comics-in-dramatic-situations catalogue and green-lit The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics and the executive-producer for Riverdale will also produce Sabrina.  That seems like a good thing, as he also wrote the comic it’s based on, as well as several others (he’s a busy dude, it seems).

I just have one question… are we getting a talking, smarmy Salem?

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Well, we are getting a Salem!  Whether he speaks remains to be seen.  Considering how the puppet-version of him was one of the goofy highlights of the 90s live-action series I hope we get some version of him here.

So what do we think Geeklings?  We have to wait until just before Halloween to watch, but will you make it part of your Halloween festivities this year?  (I know I will!)  More excited for more Riverdale?  Hope there’ll be a crossover?  Or so over teenage witches?  Post in the comments or over on WriteIt.

Have a great week, keep up those challenges for the Teen Challenge, don’t forget to register for the End of Summer Party, and until next time, End of Line.