Last we saw Zatanna, Oscar Hempel reversed the curse her father had put on him and had instead turned our leading lady into a marionette. With the help of an old friend, Zatanna must regain control of her powers, body, and mind in order to save herself from being locked away in a glass display case – and exact revenge on the man who tried to imprison her for all eternity.
When Zatanna brings Oscar Hempel to Shadowcrest, her family’s mansion, to try and reverse the spell her father placed on him, little does she know his villainous intentions. The power hungry marionette will stop at nothing to become human again – and exact revenge on the bloodline that turned him into a puppet in the first place.
“Strung Along” is the latest chapter in Paul Dini’s darkly comic “Pupaphobia” storyline. Featuring art by Cliff Chiang, ZATANNA #10 is in stores now.
BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #20 on sale March 2 delves deeper into Dr. Death's golden age altercations with Thomas and Martha Wayne and feature a beautiful homage to the cover of DETECTIVE COMICS #29 drawn by Bob Kane.
Check it out below!
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Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the most successful video games of 2009, and earned a Guinness World Record for the “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.” This May, find out what happened between Batman: Arkham Asylum and its highly anticipated sequel in BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, a six-issue miniseries that bridges the gap between the two games, and leads into the game’s release this fall.
Next week's ZATANNA #9 is part 2 of Paul Dini's "Pupaphobia" story arc - with art duties covered by the always-terrific Cliff Chiang.
Cliff shared a few words with The Source about his experience working with Paul Dini on the Zatanna comic:
"It's easy to fall back on the obvious stuff when you've got a woman in fishnets and thigh-high boots, but Paul writes Zatanna with so much personality and humor. It's been a pleasure and a challenge to bring that character to life. I'm really glad to hear people are enjoying my work on it."
Emmy award winning writer Paul Dini has penned an episode of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD that should certainly appeal to SOURCE readers when the show returns with new episodes in a few weeks. It's called "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!" and fans of the series have been salivating for it since details first emerged.
So, OK, Paul Dini's writing it and Bat-Mite returns to host a series of Batman's most bizarre adventure. You're already excited, right?
Well, check out this image of the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin.
I'd run Mike Ploog artwork on here every day if it were up to me, but the holidays gave me the perfect excuse to post this piece. (This particular splash is from his backup story with Paul Dini in The Spirit #9.)