Zatanna #8

Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Beginning "Pupaphobia," an all-new three-part adventure with art by the sensational Cliff Chiang! Everybody's got that one thing that just creeps them out beyond all reason. (Yours is clowns, we know. It's okay.) For Zatanna Zatara, it's puppets: "Creepy, horrible, soul-sucking puppets." But why is one of the most powerful sorcerers on Earth scared of little wooden men in cheap suits? Finding out is what's got Zee back in therapy... but she might not uncover the truth before the truth comes gunning for her.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 23, 2010

    I've been effusive in my praise of this title with each issue that I have reviewed here at CBR, but with this issue the bar has been raised. Zatanna has really evolved from her first appearance alongside Hawkman back in the 1960s, and at this point she is at a pinnacle. This is as strong a female lead as comic books have to offer today. I've recommended it a time or two, but after reading this issue, I simply cannot recommend this book enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Dec 23, 2010

    Zatanna up to this point has been a thoughtfully constructed and enjoyable series. Paul Dini and company have deftly created a title which is easily accessible to readers whether you have a deep knowledge of DC history or just prefer to dabble on occasion. Zatanna is definitely worthy of taking a chance on and I for one would love to see this book have a nice long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 23, 2010

    The artist has changed, once again. Cliff Chiang is good, but something doesn't quite match the skill of the previous artists. Zee doesn't look quite as good in her civillian clothes, for example. Once again, Zatara is a major part of the story- does the girl not have a life outside her father? I also don't buy that the only place Zee could go for help was the dream demon. All the other magic users, and even other types of supers (J'Onn leaps to mind) she knows, and that's the choice? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 27, 2010

    The series and its star remain enjoyable, and with a fantastic new art team on board, the issue is as fun to look at as read. However, each story arcs plot structure is getting way too familiar, and theres just a sense of wonder missing from DCs dedicated magical title. Read Full Review

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