What is pupaphobia, and why does Zatanna suffer from it?
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 12:00pm
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.
[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.]