DC Announces Zatanna Ongoing

Paul Dini and Stephane Roux to launch long-awaited series in May.

This May, longtime Justice Leaguer and fan favourite Zatanna gets her first ever ongoing series courtesy of writer Paul Dini and artist Stephane Roux.  Over at DC Comics’ Source blog, Dini has this to say about the forthcoming 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.

Though a lot about Zatanna’s world is new, it is still firmly
rooted in the DC Universe. She’s still a JLA member, and that will play
into her stories now and then. Also, I plan to explore her somewhat
dicey relationship with her younger cousin, Zachary Zatara. I saw a
good chance to inject some family discord there, so when I was
developing the book, I ran some ideas by Geoff Johns. He created Zach,
so I wanted to get his okay before I shook things up. Luckily Geoff was
cool with what I wanted to do, so readers can expect to see Zach
becoming a permanent part of Zee’s world."


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Posted originally: 2010-02-04 09:54:22

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