Hardcover Verified Purchase Two of the finest Gotham City sirens team up to battle a vengeful ghost in "Bloodspell," the marvelous new original graphic novel from writer Paul Dini and artist Joe Quinones. This highly entertaining and clever story takes place outside what passes for the "New 52" DC comics continuity, which is terrific, since it means we get to see the REAL Zatanna and Black Canary in action with some cameo appearances by Green Arrow, Zatara, and, even more briefly, Superman. The classic characters in their classic costumes more or less; we are also shown some of the variants these gals wore at various times in their past and a story that is dramatic and also full of charm and warmth, not at all the tedious cosmic blow-hardiness or grim, bloody psychosis of mainstream comics these days. I expected no less from Dini, the boy genius who gave us so many memorable Batman stories in the comics and in the animated TV series as well as creating the criminal screwball Harley Quinn with Bruce Timm and Jingle Belle. What amazes me is that it took DC nine years to publish this, according to the date of the original pitch included as a supplemental feature, along with the original script and many Quinones pencil sketches and rough layouts.
Flowers & Fishnets: Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell Part 3
When she is introduced, she is on a quest to find her father Zatara who made his first appearance in Action Comics 1 but had not been published regularly for several years. The storyline crossed multiple comics published by DC at the time, culminating in issues of Justice League of America , also written by Fox. Fictional character biography[ edit ] Zatanna is the daughter of magician Giovanni Zatara who appeared in Golden Age comic books and Sindella, a member of the mystical Homo magi race. Zatanna makes her living as a stage illusionist prior to discovering her magical abilities while investigating the disappearance of her father. Her original costume is based upon her father's costume but substituting fishnet stockings and high heels for slacks. Zatanna's search for her father was the subject of a storyline  which was featured in several titles edited by Julius Schwartz ,  and in it, Zatanna interacts with Hawkman and Hawkgirl ;  battles Batman and Robin while in disguise as a witch and under the control of the villain the Outsider ;  and teams with the Atom ,  Green Lantern ,  and the Elongated Man. The premise that the witch in Detective Comics was Zatanna was perceived as an attempt to get Batman participating in this issue of Justice League of America no matter how vague the connection to Zatanna's quest was.
Zatanna (Young Justice)
Artemis and Zatanna arrive in Manhattan via a Zeta-Beam. Megan, Wally and Conner arrive at the Halloween party. Much to Conner's chagrin, nearly all the other partygoers are dressed as Justice League members.
Publication history[ edit ] Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino created the character in to be featured in Flash Comics as a supporting character. Appearing first as a clandestine crime-fighter who infiltrates criminal organizations to break them from the inside, Black Canary was drawn with fishnet stockings and a black leather jacket to connote images of a sexualized yet strong female character. I was drawing Johnny Thunder, which was not much of a character. I suppose he could have been better because his 'Thunderbolt' was interesting, but the situations they were in were pretty juvenile.