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.
Talia al Ghul's treachery has Zatanna backed into a corner -- and a pair of missiles she launches to blow up a captive Selina Kyle may just be too much for the Sirens to stop. Check out the first five exciting pages of the next issue below!
Peter Calloway & Andres Guinaldo's GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #19 is on sale Wednesday.
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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."
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.
It’s that time again. Your weekly dose of lovely variant cover and new regular cover art has arrived. What’s in store? How about BRIGHTEST DAY #13 by David Finch? If that’s not enough, we also have DCU: LEGACIES #7 by Brian Bolland, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51 by Mark Bagley and ZATANNA #7 by Stephane Roux. Enjoy!
We’ve got another batch of nice variant cover art to unveil, including Lee Garbett’s gritty BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #6 cover, Gary Frank’s masterful take on GREEN ARROW #5, another lovely Cliff Chiang JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST cover, Gene Ha’s take on SUPERMAN #704 and the latest from regular WONDER WOMAN and ZATANNA variant cover artists Alex Garner and Brian Bolland, respectively.
Writer Paul Dini and artist Chad Hardin present a tale of family in the fifth issue of the series. Zatanna and her cousin Zachary might have their differences – and get on each other’s nerves with regularity – but if they don't stick together, they'll be down for the count against some of Hell’s Finest. And they’re betting the house on Zatanna’s soul. And if you know anything about Vegas, you know odds are they house wins.
ZATANNA #5 hits Wednesday.
We’ve got a nice dose of eye candy for you today, folks, with covers to BRIGHTEST DAY #9 by David Finch and #10 by superstar Ivan Reis, DCU: LEGACIES #5 by the legendary Walt Simonson, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #2 by newcomer Felipe Massafera, another wonderful Brian Bolland ZATANNA cover (for #5, natch) and an energetic Lee Bermejo SUPERMAN #703 piece.
Pretty impressive roster, eh? Well, don’t let me stop you from clicking on the images below…