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I don’t think there’s a person on the planet Earth who loves Zatanna more than Paul Dini. Not even her (fictional) father, John Zatara.
Good for us, then, because DC in 2024 is re-releasing the trade paperback collecting his 2010-11 series, as well as his 2003 one-shot Zatanna: Everyday Magic.
Dig the official description from online listings:
ZATANNA by PAUL DINI
All of Paul Dini’s acclaimed ZATANNA stories are collected here in this definitive graphic novel.
That’s a skimpy description but more can be found about the 2017 edition:
The enchanting Zatanna Zatara has the hottest stage act in Las Vegas. And unlike the parlor tricks peddled by other would-be Houdinis around town, Zatanna’s magic is no illusion. It’s real. The dazzling Mistress of Magic can warp reality with just a few backwards words.
But the supernatural is powerful — and in the wrong hands, it’s deadly. So when mystical menaces start causing trouble, Zee steps in to stop them, from the evil sorcerer Brother Night to possessed puppets to nightmare demons. But things get complicated fast when the foe is the ghost of someone she loves!
Superstar writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) works his magic on this fan-favorite series, with the help of Adam Beechen (BATMAN BEYOND), Jamal Igle (SUPERGIRL), Stephane Roux (BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN) and more. Collects ZATANNA #1-16 and ZATANNA: EVERYDAY MAGIC #1.
A few thoughts:
— The 440-page softcover lists for $49.99 and is due April 23, 2024.
— Grab this one when you can, folks. The original printing sells in the $115-$150 realm on the secondary market.
— Standard caveat: This has not been formally solicited by DC yet — at least as far as I can tell — so anything can change. (Even then, it can still change.) Keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— ALEX ROSS and PAUL DINI’s WORLD’s GREATEST SUPER-HEROES to Get New ABSOLUTE EDITION. Click here.
— DC’s THE KINGDOM: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming in 2024. Click here.