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Zatanna: Bring Down The House #1

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 26, 2024 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
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And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...please put your hands together for Zatanna Zatara! The greatest entertainer in the crappiest hotel and casino of Las Vegas! Not that the ritzier spots on the Strip haven't come calling, of course. But since a devastating instance of magic gone wrong that forever changed the course of her childhood, Zatanna would much rather live out her days as a top-hat-and-fishnets-wearing sleight-of-hand stage act than bother with real magic. These days, she doesn't think much of the past at all. That is, until an interdimensional vortex cracks open during Zatanna's act, and a terrifying demon crawls out to more

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jun 26, 2024

    All superhero comics might have the potential to be magic, but Bring Down the House is absolutely filled with the stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Hopsgeeknews Jun 25, 2024

    I am a big fan of Zatanna, and it is a joy to see her brought back into a different light. Zatanna Bring Down the House takes us away from potential world-ending events and delivers us a potential small-scale story with big ramifications for her character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Jun 25, 2024

    Altogether, this is a fun introductory issue. A lot of things go right, and very few miss the mark. While it's a bit of a slower buildup, it does feel like the payoff will be worth it. The double mystery for its cliffhanger similarly makes the story seem worth it already, as its hook for continuing is rather powerful. Additionally, the art in the story is beautiful from cover to cover, including its cover, and fits the theme perfectly. Altogether, this is a great first issue in Zatanna's newest big story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 25, 2024

    This issue waits a bit to get going, but when it does, it results in some of the most disturbing visuals I've seen in a comic in a while, complete with a truly nightmarish monster. This is one of the most ambitious Black Label launches in a while, and I think it's just beginning to reveal its dark secrets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 25, 2024

    Zatanna: Bring Down the House #1 is a phenomenal comic book from start to finish. Mariko Tamaki, Javier Rodrguez, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou have created a fresh story that is brimming with creativity. This is a must-read comic book you should make sure you pick up and read immediately. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 26, 2024

    Zatanna: Bring Down the House #1 is a fantastic debut that does a massive amount of justice to a character who has a solid fandom. It's a great start that brings excitement and a lot of depth and humanity to the character and sets up what should be another interesting release from DC's Black Label. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 26, 2024

    This particular version of Zatanna has been established. Its different from the stylish confidence that the character has so often exhibited in the past. It will be interesting to see where Williams takes the story from here. Undoubtedly the horrors that lurk around the edges of the panel are going to be moving more to the center of the panel. Hopefully Rodriguez has the strength of vision to ratchet-up the horror once it becomes the central conflict of the series next issue. The opening chapter feels well-executed. Hopefully Williams and company have something interesting to follow up with next month.  Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 25, 2024

    Zatanna: Bring Down The House #1 offers a refreshingly introspective take on the iconic magician. The Las Vegas setting and Zatanna's internal struggles provide a unique twist, and the looming demonic threat hints at a thrilling magical adventure to come. This first issue is a slow burn, but for fans who appreciate character development and a touch of mystery, it's a magical act worth checking out. Read Full Review

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