Zatanna #7

Writer: Adam Beechen Artist: Chard Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Zatanna just doesn't like L.A. Never did, never will. Attending the opening of Hollywood's new Magic Museum, filled with artifacts and costumes from the world's greatest sorcerers, is more of a chore than a vacation. But she'll be surprised by what she finds there both a connection to her father, and a truly bizarre threat that she never saw coming! They say the clothes don't make the man but what happens when the clothes have other ideas? It's one of Zatanna's weirdest adventures yet, in a done-in-one by Adam Beechen (BATMAN BEYOND)!

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Nov 17, 2010

    It's appropriate that this issue has some callbacks to the deaths that befell so many DC mystics during Alan Moore's seminal Swamp Thing run, as this very much has the same kind of witty, imaginative whimsy that Moore loved to lavish on much of his ABC work. You've got a fun central idea, a cute and plucky heroine and beginning-middle-end that gets tied up with a nice bow. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Nov 24, 2010

    For the rest, well… I continue to be unimpressed with Mr. Beechen. In the Batman Beyond mini, the bad guy is a hero's evil twin, and now it's a suit of clothes? The Zatara shades were a stretch, I've certainly never seen him wear them or speak of them. I'm also curious how a cloak belonging to Baron Winters made it into this collection, as part of his curse is he can not leave his mansion in the modern era, and it looks mighty well preserved to be from the past. I also tend to doubt Dr. Fate's boots were just left lying around somewhere. Zee complains about the attention in LA, but walks around in costume? Everything that I like about the ongoing is pretty much missing from this issue. Yes, I know, it's a fill-in issue, but still, this is just not good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 22, 2010

    "Zatanna" #7 may not be the next issue in Paul Dini's run on the book, but Adam Beechen and Chad Hardin provide an entertaining fill-in story. The story is light, the characterization is spot-on, and it's definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 20, 2010

    I can't say that I didn't enjoy this issue, because it was fun, despite its flaws. Adam Beechen brings a great oldschool vibe to the story, which feels like it could be ripped from one of DC's blackandwhite Showcase volumes. Unfortunately, the pacing issues and overwritten approach take away from the story, as does Chad Hardin's struggles to refine his art. There are definitely reasons to read this issue, but I couldn't find enough to recommend a purchase. Read Full Review

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