Archie Comics has announced that it is kickstarting Halloween early with the upcoming Archie Horror one-shot Chilling Adventures Presents… Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales, a spooky anthology of tales hosted by a grown-up version of the classic Archie character Jinx Holliday.
Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales pens with a framing story by Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl) and Craig Cermak (Red Team) in which babysitter Jinx keeps her unruly charges in line by sharing some especially grim moralistic fairy tales. Visaggio and Cermak also tell one of those sinister stories, “The True Story of Cantanella.” Writer/actor James III (Astronomy Club) and Eva Cabrera (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) contribute “Suzie & the Monkey’s Paw” to the anthology, which is rounded out by “Will the Real Sorcerer Please Stand Up?” by Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy) and Evan Stanley (Cosmo the Mighty Martian).
“Jinx is a character we’ve been wanting to explore more and we’re so excited we finally get the chance to . . . and what better way than having her as the cool babysitter who scares kids with creepy stories?” I mean, her name is JINX, how perfect is that? We were so happy we were able to blend the framework of spooky fairy tales and Jinx as our eager narrator and protagonist,” said Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante.
Chilling Adventures Presents… Jinx’s Grim Fairy Tales will go on sale on August 17th.