What is pupaphobia, and why does Zatanna suffer from it?

What is pupaphobia, and why does Zatanna suffer from it?

By DCE Editorial Thursday, December 16th, 2010
After clowns, puppets are the most unnecessarily terrifying thing on the planet. Fear of puppets is so common that the phobia has a scientific name: "pupaphobia". It turns out Zatanna also suffers - but why should a sorceress be afraid of little wooden men in cheap suits? Paul Dini and the always-sensational Cliff Chiang kick off "Pupaphobia" -- a three-part story beginning in ZATANNA #8, on sale Wednesday. [gallery link="file"] [Editor's note: Ventriloquist dummies are amongst the most evil of all puppets. See: The Ventriloquist, Willie, Fats, Sid, Stevil, Carlsbad. Our pop culture is just rife with evil ventriloquist dummies.]