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Zatanna Gets An On-Going Series

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DC's The Source announced that magician Zatanna will be getting her own on-going series. Best part? Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Stephane Roux! This is her first shot at an on-going book, but with this team working on the book, I'm sure it will do great. Mr. Dini had this to say to DC about the book:

 Outside of her star turn in 7 SOLDIERS OF VICTORY, her ongoing supporting role in JLA and guest appearances elsewhere, Zatanna doesn’t come with a lot of backstory. That’s both a blessing and a challenge for me as a writer. I don’t have to adhere to 70 years of continuity, but that doesn’t give me a lot of history to draw from, either. That said, I’ve been having a lot of fun populating her world with new characters, friends and allies as well as an entirely new mystical rogues gallery. I’m out to create some really unique and creepy villains, ones that aggressively prey on humankind the way gangsters in a crime book would victimize innocent people. As Zatanna herself says in the first issue, there’s little in the way of human punishment that can be enforced on evil mystics. There are few laws they are compelled to obey, no jails to hold them, and no way ordinary people can defend themselves from their attacks. Zatanna has taken it upon herself to operate as both peacekeeper and avenger between those two worlds. 

Aside from that, we also get to see some on Stephane Roux's work on the book. 

The art is looking great, it's an interesting character and we may finally get some history on her, the writer is amazing, what's not to love? This book is scheduled to come out in May, so have your order sheets in mid-April to get a copy!


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Posted by Green ankh

This looks great !!! i can't wait.
Posted by Vortex13

This makes me excited. gnitirW sdrawkcab si tluciffid!

Posted by inferiorego
@Vortex13 said:
" This makes me excited. gnitirW sdrawkcab si tluciffid! "
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Posted by Benzo

I will definitely get this!!!! I've been waiting a looong time for a ongoing zatanna series!!!!!

Posted by Nighthunter

Ever since it was announced I've been waiting eagerly for Dini's Zatanna ongoing, DC hates me though.
 
Brightiest day? Legion of Superheroes and Adventure comics both written by Levitz? Birds of Prey by Simone? New Batwoman ongoing? New Flash?
 
That without counting all the other books they are already selling that I buy, DC wants me to go to poverty.
 
Good thing that outside of Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Mighty Avengers (which is ending :( ), Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hercules (ending?) and Secret Warriors I don't buy any comic from them

Posted by FoxxFireArt

While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival.

Posted by RedK

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Edited by Ravn
@Nighthunter said:

" Ever since it was announced I've been waiting eagerly for Dini's Zatanna ongoing, DC hates me though.  Brightiest day? Legion of Superheroes and Adventure comics both written by Levitz? Birds of Prey by Simone? New Batwoman ongoing? New Flash?  That without counting all the other books they are already selling that I buy, DC wants me to go to poverty.  Good thing that outside of Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Mighty Avengers (which is ending :( ), Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hercules (ending?) and Secret Warriors I don't buy any comic from them "

Oh I hear ya!! With the exception of "Vengance of the Moon Knight", ALL the Marvel titles I read are anding in the next few months. So I thought, "Hey, maybe now I can cut back a bit, and save some money!" ...Not so much now! LOL 
 
@FoxxFireArt said:

" While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival. "

Do you mean the CATWOMAN Catwoman title, or Gotham City Sirens? Because I have been enjoying Sirens so much lately (And I REALLY like the Blackest Night revival as well), I've been strongly considering going back, and getting caught up on Catwoman! But IF Sirens got/is getting cancelled, I'm gonna be throughly upset! 
Posted by Nighthunter
@FoxxFireArt said:
" While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival. "
well to be fair she still has gotham sirens
 
@Ravn said:
" @Nighthunter said:

" Ever since it was announced I've been waiting eagerly for Dini's Zatanna ongoing, DC hates me though.  Brightiest day? Legion of Superheroes and Adventure comics both written by Levitz? Birds of Prey by Simone? New Batwoman ongoing? New Flash?  That without counting all the other books they are already selling that I buy, DC wants me to go to poverty.  Good thing that outside of Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Mighty Avengers (which is ending :( ), Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hercules (ending?) and Secret Warriors I don't buy any comic from them "

Oh I hear ya!! With the exception of "Vengance of the Moon Knight", ALL the Marvel titles I read are anding in the next few months. So I thought, "Hey, maybe now I can cut back a bit, and save some money!" ...Not so much now! LOL 
 
@FoxxFireArt said:

" While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival. "

Do you mean the CATWOMAN Catwoman title, or Gotham City Sirens? Because I have been enjoying Sirens so much lately (And I REALLY like the Blackest Night revival as well), I've been strongly considering going back, and getting caught up on Catwoman! But IF Sirens got/is getting cancelled, I'm gonna be throughly upset!  "

who would have thought that too much good things would be a bad thing? lol
Posted by SFX87

Am so happy i can't wait.
 
Posted by Illyana Rasputin

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Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Ravn said:
" @FoxxFireArt said:

" While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival. "

Do you mean the CATWOMAN Catwoman title, or Gotham City Sirens? Because I have been enjoying Sirens so much lately (And I REALLY like the Blackest Night revival as well), I've been strongly considering going back, and getting caught up on Catwoman! But IF Sirens got/is getting cancelled, I'm gonna be throughly upset!  "
Seriously??
 
Try reading that again. Only one of those titles had a "Blackest Night REVIVAL". Something that is currently being published doesn't need a revival.
Posted by EisforExtinction

I'm all for Paul Dini writing more comics.... unless they're related to Countdown.

Posted by Xion

Woooo! Awesome!!! XD

Posted by Nighthunter
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @Ravn said:
" @FoxxFireArt said:

" While I am all for the advancement of fishnet wearing characters. Does she really warrant her own series when Catwoman's is canceled? Though it did get a single Blackest Night revival. "

Do you mean the CATWOMAN Catwoman title, or Gotham City Sirens? Because I have been enjoying Sirens so much lately (And I REALLY like the Blackest Night revival as well), I've been strongly considering going back, and getting caught up on Catwoman! But IF Sirens got/is getting cancelled, I'm gonna be throughly upset!  "
Seriously?? Try reading that again. Only one of those titles had a "Blackest Night REVIVAL". Something that is currently being published doesn't need a revival. "
I think he meant the cancelled part
Posted by Pez85

I would buy this just for the fishnet stockings.

Posted by BIackFlash

great news! hopefully this can get a good run

Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

That's right, I read this online that he was going to do this and that Black Canary was going to come around soon...or was that something else. Regardless, I'm looking forward into buying it.

Posted by MysterioMaximus

Oh man! This is a dream come true. Nerdgasm!

Posted by Theodore

Sweet, I love Z. They better get some good artists and writers though.

Posted by Chane

Hurrah! been waiting for this to be official since it was announced. Like the art too. 
I enjoyed Dini's handling of her in Detective Comics so I have high hopes.

Posted by extrememage

yes!! i love zatanna!!
Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Nighthunter: 
I think this is giving me a headache. If you read what I was trying to say. It is obvious I was talking about the Catwoman title of the "Catwoman" comic. That was 'revived' for a single issue for Blackest Night.
 
Gotham City Sirens can't be 'revived' because it's still being published.
 
@Pez85 said:
"

I would buy this just for the fishnet stockings.

"
Bravo for you.
Posted by burr787

Not sure if I'm going to get this yet, I'm not that big of a Zatanna fan.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

this is like Power Girl getting a series, it has potential but not that many people will actually read it I suspect

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Posted by Obsurity

Great artwork it reminds me of Terry Dotson. Not too sure if I'll pick this up

Posted by BaronVonDredd

By the Lords of Asgard, I MUST BUY THIS SERIES!!!!!!!
Posted by jCurwen

!teewS
Posted by Mbecks14

Finally!
 
i will be buying this!

Posted by Charmix

Yes yes yes yess!!! I'm so happy, about time, somethings good ! I can't wait I'm surely going to get this :O♥

Edited by Ravn
@aztek the lost said:
"

this is like Power Girl getting a series, it has potential but not that many people will actually read it I suspect

"
i hope its not like Power Girl! I started reading that, because I like Powergirl and Amanda Conner, but stopped, cause I didn't think the writing was very good! I think Paul Dini is a great writer, so assuming he stays on for a while, Zatanna has the advantage there.... now whether or not anyone actually still reads it is a WHOLE other story!
Posted by 00 Raiser

Her and Vixen are two of my favorite female characters in DC. Hopefully they rock her out like Marvel did when Psylocke got her own mini series which I so love it.

Posted by annaxbarie

Z!!! I'm so excited! =D

Posted by TheDrifter
@aztek the lost said:
"

this is like Power Girl getting a series, it has potential but not that many people will actually read it I suspect

"
 True
 
but Zatanna : Everyday Magic (was that what it was called?) was great, I'll be reading.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Dini on writing!

Posted by Emerald Warrior

And yet nothing about Martian Manhunter, Hawkman or Aquaman...*sigh* 
 
Sometimes i HATE DC. 

Posted by CellphoneGirl

Twees! ^_^ 
 
lmao writing backwards is epic! :P

Posted by MemnochZERO

I'm pretty happy about an ongoing Zatanna series, and I dig the art so far. Though i would love to see Grant Morrison revisit Zatanna down the line. I think he's a perfect fit for what Dini wants to develop.
Posted by Son_of_Magnus

She deserves it

Edited by NightFang

I like the artwork and is the a new costume!?

Posted by OhTru
@Emerald Warrior said:
" And yet nothing about Martian Manhunter, Hawkman or Aquaman...*sigh*  Sometimes i HATE DC.  "
Aquaman just isn't that popular, I like Marvel's Namor better
 I think there could be another Hawkman run. Manhunter might also work but it would have to be wrote well, get a good team of writers and pencils and the Martian will fly again
Posted by AdaMDaAssAssiN

will yu buy this?? 
Posted by Vathers
@Pez85 said:
"

I would buy this just for the fishnet stockings.

"
 

Yeah, she's a real hit with me too.
Posted by pixelized

I like that Roux gives her thigh highs.

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Posted by BIackFlash
@Emerald Warrior said:
" And yet nothing about Martian Manhunter, Hawkman or Aquaman...*sigh*  Sometimes i HATE DC.  "
be patient
Posted by hellblazerfan

it will be good if   made some cameos