Zatanna #10

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Zatanna's at the end of her rope or, more precisely, her strings! Oscar Hempel is free to kill again, and Zee's been transformed into the thing she hates the most! What will it take to put Hempel back where he belongs, and get Zatanna back to reality?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 12, 2011

    While Cliff Chiang's work is a nice bonusalbeit an odd bonus as he seems to be feeling out a new stylethe real draw of this issue is the clever storytelling from Paul Dini, who uses the plot of this issue in some interesting ways as he establishes rules, plays with reader expectations, and showcases just how clever he is. Another month and another fun issue of Zatanna. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 14, 2011

    Zatanna #10 ends on whats ostensibly a cliffhanger, but one marked by an equivocal The end...? Which is actually quite funny -- its as if Paul Dini wanted to give any haters an out of his book. I cant imagine any haters existing ( I love the idea of someone just dropping the book at a fairly dark point in the story to conclude the series at a Twilight Zone-ish twist ending. I, for one, will be sticking around to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mar 10, 2011

    Hopefully, Dini can keep up the momentum as Igle comes aboard next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 11, 2011

    For those that might have bailed on "Zatanna" or never tried it out, this arc (starting with issue #9) is worth checking out, thanks to a fun villain and gorgeous Chiang artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Mar 11, 2011

    I don't, however, like how this spun out. Zee loses control of powerful magical artefacts to a wholly untrained criminal scum? She gets caught in a backlash that changes her, as well? And all this happens in her family home, where a magician should be at their most powerful in most traditions? This was all a bit odd to me. Further, Hemple is doing appearances on late night tv talk shows, and using a puppet in fish nets and a top hat, called Miss Zee Zee, while at the same time Zatanna has, presumably, been missing for the weeks they are talking about on the show. No one puts this together, like oh say… the world's greatest detective who happens to be a close friend and frequent teammate of hers? Dini has been great, but I think he lost a step on this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 15, 2011

    Once again, beautiful art becomes the saving grace of this issue, though it still doesnt forgive an underwhelming script that offers little in the way of the truly fantastic. Read Full Review

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