", Conway, Gerry (w), Dillin, Dick (p), McLaughlin, Frank (i). [63] Apparently, such a task does not require verbal incantations, spoken or written, at all, nor is it tied to a specific tarot deck. He makes no mention of their conflict, and casually calls her by her nickname, "Zee". Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4 (November 1964). When Zatanna helps Batman with reconnaissance at one of Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pits, she asks him why he came to her. She decided to give him a moment of true fantasy and magically summoned candles, then enchanted him into kissing her. Looking for her father's Book of Magick in England, she meets John Constantine for the first time. At Chloe Sullivan's birthday party in the Ace of Clubs, Zatanna was there managing a peddler show of magic tricks called "Zatanna, Mistress of Magics" and wanted to draw the attention of Oliver Queen, but ended up interacting with Chloe and gave her a wish as a birthday gift. She also owns a mansion called Shadowcrest, in which she keeps a vast library of magical knowledge as well as an arsenal of relics powerful enough to do "just about anything you'd want to do." Zatanna is introduced at the Ace of Clubs, the scene of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack)'s birthday party. After Infinite Crisis, their relationship appears to have warmed; in Detective Comics #824 he calls her for information on a card-counter involved in scamming the Penguin. They team up to rescue Rachel Roth and retrieve the Book of Magick from Brother Blood. "Stringleshanks", Dini, Paul (w), Chiang, Cliff (p), Chiang, Cliff (i). [17] Zatanna teamed with Superman in DC Comics Presents[18] and with Batman in The Brave and the Bold. A 2005 four-issue Zatanna limited series was published as part of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers event. In retaliation, Catwoman covers Zatanna's mouth with a piece of duct tape and shoves her out a window. In Icarus, Zatanna was briefly seen wearing something similar to her magician outfit, except she was wearing a black leather jacket and no hat. A man named Tony brings both Supergirl and Zatanna to the Himalayas, where the pair fight in the snow over the Abominable Snowman. Her father left her a book that has been passed from generation to generation with her heritage inside, but at some point after his death, his book of spells was sold at an auction and acquired by Lex Luthor. She is often depicted working alongside the most powerful magic-users on Earth, including Circe, Madame Xanadu, John Constantine, the Enchantress, and Doctor Fate, while on another occasion Jason Blood sacrificed himself to free Zatanna from a trap, as he felt that she was better qualified to face the current threat than he was. Though she possesses superhuman-level training in magic she prefers to pass as a stage magician and even trained magi have had trouble separating her real spells from her stage illusions. In retaliation, Catwoman covers Zatanna's mouth with a piece of duct tape, gagging her, and shoves her out a window. Her working relationship to Batman sours after he discovers the alteration to his memory. In this new timeline, Zatanna is one of the main characters in Peter Milligan's Justice League Dark series. Zatanna needed Clark's help which made Lois jealous. While not as adept as Madame Xanadu, Zatanna has proven herself able to call upon tarot reading for insight or divination. Zatanna told him to make sure Lois knew how lucky she was before leaving. Their first mission was to stop the rampage of the insane Enchantress. She has also proven capable on many occasions of casting spells by speaking normally and in rarer occasions, the ability to use magic for simple tasks without speaking. In Detective Comics #833, it is stated that Zatanna's father was a friend of Thomas Wayne. It was by and large, "She's perfect ." Zatanna is a skilled illusionist, showgirl and stage magician even without resorting to her innate magical powers. The interloper then introduces himself as Johnny and offers her a cigarette. [55] The story centers around a 16-year-old Black Canary's first meeting with Zatanna.[56]. Zatanna contacted Yuri, an antique dealer who had some knowledge about the location of the book. The 1978 DC Super Dictionary invented a character, Conjura, who had the same magic ability as Zatanna, in addition to possessing a time-traveling amulet. ", Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 319: "Grant Morrison's imagining of the, McDuffie, Dwayne (w), Goldman, Allan (p), Rollis, Prentis; Ramos, Rodney; Fridolfs, Derek (i). Serinda Swan was born on July 11, 1984 in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to an actress mother and theatre director father. Like the Black Canary, Zatanna's reliance on her voice often leads to her being bound and gagged by villains, a measure that renders her 'powerless'. "Sleight of Hand", Dini, Paul (w), Nguyen, Dustin (p), Fridolfs, Derek (i). Zatanna freezes him, and the members vote unanimously to erase Batman's memories of the incident as well. "I needed someone I could trust," Batman says. [30] She is silenced again after Amazo uses his power ring to create a gag for her mouth that she is unable to remove, rendering her useless for much of the fight. They eventually defeat and depower the Joker's Daughter after allying herself with the Bombshells. [3][16] Soon after Zatanna joined the group, the identity of her mother was revealed in a multi-issue storyline. With Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore. "Batman R.I.P. Origin Zatanna’s father, Giovanni Zatara, was a famous performer who fell in love with a woman named Sindella, a member of a mystical race of beings known as Homo Magi. Serinda Swan is a Canadrian actress and model, who portrayed Zatanna Zatara on Smallville. Stacie Randall as the voice of Zatanna in, Claire Hamilton as the voice of Zatanna in. [45] A crooked casino owner who had made a deal for eternal youth with the demon of avarice by selling the souls of his brides to the demon attempts to use a love potion to win Zatanna's soul. Although Zatanna is prepared to erase Light's memories of the incident as she had done to other villains with knowledge dangerous to the League, tampering with Light's mind sparks a debate among the team's members: should the villain's personality be transformed to prevent him from repeating his crime? Later, called upon to help with Red Tornado's restoration in his android form, she aids the League when they are attacked by a new, powerful iteration of Amazo. Both later concede that Bruce is too devoted to his cause as Batman to give her the relationship she wishes for, but the pair reaffirm their bond as close friends. [54], The Black Canary and Zatanna graphic novel Bloodspell written by Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones was to be released in 2012, but was delayed until May 2014. According to Bryan Q. Millar, Zatanna is in her mid-to-late twenties as of Harbinger. She makes her living as a stage illusionist prior to discovering her magical abilities while investigating the disappearance of her father. ", McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 153: "For ten issues, [Supergirl] continued flying solo, albeit with the occasional help of guest stars like Zatanna and Prez. [31], Zatanna later accompanies Firestorm, Black Lightning, and Batman to Metropolis after they come to believe Kimiyo Hoshi has been kidnapped by agents of the covert metahuman team known as the Shadow Cabinet. The story features a middle-school aged Zatanna who lives in the House of Secrets with her father. Later, Zatanna turns the young girl, who reveals that her name is Rachel Roth, over to Jay Garrick and the Teen Titans at the airport. Called upon to help with the Red Tornado's restoration in his android form, she aids the League when they are attacked by a new, powerful iteration of Amazo. [25] In Neil Gaiman's The Books of Magic limited series, Zatanna becomes friends and even temporary guardian to Timothy Hunter, a boy destined to become the greatest wizard in the world,[26] and his girlfriend Molly who at the time was cursed by the Queen of the Fairies and unable to touch anything in the human world, including the ground. Swan: And I was so happy for that. Zatanna and John investigate the Church of Blood. Oh mighty Isis of the Mystic Scarab, give me your power! Fox, Gardner (w), Kane, Gil (p), Greene, Sid (i). Stage Magician, member of the Justice League, agent of D.E.O. Zatanna is returning to the world of Smallville and she’s bringing another DC Comics magician with her for an upcoming arc of Smallville Season 11 comics. headquarters from the Monitors. Occupation The Zatanna of this continuity enrolls in Mystik University, a school for magic users, alongside other magical DC characters like Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, and her love interest in the series, Sebastian Faust. This trauma, combined with her guilt from her former mind-wipes, robs her of her powers. After her father's death, Zatanna became a talented stage magician in her own right. The limits of her powers have never been clearly established. She sports a new costume, though she still wears her classic magician's outfit during shows. And Wilde looks good but not too sure. Zatanna then meets Constantine at one of the bars and she thanks him for not letting her die. Chloe then got trapped in the mystical vortex that appeared and Zatanna, realizing that her father sacrificed himself so she could live, closed the portal. [9] The series culminated in Justice League of America #51 (February 1967). He eventually convinces her to use her magic to aid the Allies, which she does by transforming her soul into a large, spiritual dove that aids Batwoman in freeing a refugee camp. She always had her eye on acting. [61] She has a strong friendship with Batman due to their shared (retconned) pasts. They succeed to prevent the girl's sacrifice with Constantine attacking the cult members but suddenly Brother Blood reveals that he was the true sacrifice all along and then stabs himself in the heart. "But I had to settle for you." In The New 52: Futures End timeline, Zatanna is romantically involved with Jason Blood / Etrigan the Demon.[64][65]. It is due to be released in April 2021, and features a young Zatanna whose "fun in Luna Park comes to an end when a mystic’s quest for a powerful jewel unravels everything Zatanna thought she knew about herself and her beloved neighborhood. The 32-year-old Canadian actress - who played Zatanna … Catwoman comes to distrust her memories, motives, and the choices she has made since that incident. The other is her heritage of magical powers. With the help of her new apprentice, Misty Kilgore, she captures Gwydion to use as her own. Matt Ryan of Legends of Tomorrow stated earlier this year that he would like for his character Constantine to meet Zatanna on the show, since the … Zatanna is an attractive young woman with long, straight black hair and blue/gray eyes. https://smallville.fandom.com/wiki/Zatanna_Zatara?oldid=321316, Zatanna makes a few references to her comic book history. Magic and spell-casting: Zatanna has magical powers and cast spells for offense and defense. She first appears in the seventeenth episode of the eighth season. [73][74], In 2019, DC announced two stand-alone Zatanna graphic novel titles for its Books for Young Readers program. Oliver stole the Book of Zatara as Green Arrow and then went to give it to Zatanna and discovered the real reason why she wanted the book: She was trying to return her father to life at the expense of her own life. agent. Zatanna later approaches Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) and offers him a deal: she will grant him a wish if he returns her father's magical book to her. After Nick was defeated, Timothy opened the book of knownledge and began floating. Her family has an estate called Shadowcrest, which she inherited after her father's death. [2] The storyline crossed multiple comics published by DC at the time, culminating in issues of Justice League of America, also written by Fox. On tonight's episode of Smallville, "Hex," Serinda Swan guest stars as the magician from DC Comics, Zantanna. The following year, Zatanna sent Lois and Clark a magically-spiked bottle of champagne for their bachelor and bachelorette parties that sent Clark, Lois, Chloe, Dr. Emil Hamilton, Oliver and Tess Mercer drunk and wild, sending them around the city doing mischievous deeds until the magic wore off from most of them in the next morning. With Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman. "Concert of the Damned", Conway, Gerry (w), Dillin, Dick (p), McLaughlin, Frank (i). TV Guide Magazine has revealed that the arc is called “Harbinger,” and in it, Zatanna is joined by John Constantine. Zatanna is attacked and gagged by an unknown man. Loxias is revealed to be the Joker in disguise; he shoots Zatanna in the throat and incapacitates Batman. McDuffie, Dwayne (w), Benes, Ed (p), Benes, Ed; Hunter, Rob; McDuffie, Dwayne (w), Luis, Jose (p), Mayer, J.P. (i). Later, Zatanna along with mystics protect with magic the D.E.O. Claiming to act on Bruce's best interest, she pushes Selina into confessing her feelings to Bruce, thus stealing him from Jezebel Jet before it is too late.[63]. Months later, when the Vigilante Registration Act was passed, Zatanna was listed as one of many unregistered vigilantes that General Slade Wilson was targeting. Reflecting on her status in life, Chloe finds that she's not all what she dreamed of becoming, so when a magician asks her to After the conclusion of the main storyline of the DC Rebirth Batwoman series, Zatanna is implied to be an outpatient therapist of sorts for Beth Kane, Kate Kane's twin sister. The daughter of the famous stage magician and escape artist Zatara, Zatanna joined him on tour as his assistant when she was a teenager, and also became good friends (as well as possessing a crush) with his student "John Smith", who was actually Bruce Wayneduring his training to become a crime fighter. In the New 52 Zatanna has been recruited by Madame Xanadu to the roster of the new Justice League Dark. 1980) revealed new details about Zatara's origin and how Zatanna's quest to locate her father began. ", Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 313: "The Justice League had...asked Zatanna to erase Light's memory and alter his mind. In the first issue, she learns that Superman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg have been defeated by the Enchantress and volunteers her services to the League. Her working relationship to Batman sours after he discovers the alteration to his memory. Zatanna has had various romantic relationships with fellow DC characters, including John Constantine (with whom she practiced tantra) and Doctor Thirteen. It is used as a last resort, only to heal from severe physical damage preventing her from speaking, like having her larynx mangled by a bullet, or her mouth magically erased by her own powers. Following this battle, Zatanna rejoins the team. Smallville: Harbinger [edit | edit source] Zatanna stars in the four-issue mini series, Smallville: Harbinger. After a drunk heckler calls her a phony, she admits her tricks are fake but then she mutters a spell and makes the heckler float for the audience's delight. Zatana took Tim Hunter back home but are transported to a place called Epoch. Seconds later, however, she encounters a mysterious man with magical powers. In May 2010 Zatanna received her own solo series, written by Paul Dini and drawn by Stéphane Roux. The Flash (Barry Allen) breaks the tie. Here is a list of superheroes whom made an appearance during Smallville’s 10 year run and joined Clark Kent on his journey to becoming Superman. Power and Abilities The DC Animated Universe touches on Bruce and Zatanna's closeness depicted as her having had a crush on him while he trained under her father as "John Smith", though she later found out his real name. ", Manning, Matthew K. "1980s" in Dolan, p. 196: "In a three-part tale by plotter Paul Levitz, scripter Roy Thomas, and artist Gene Colan, Wonder Woman was helped by Zatanna, Supergirl, Madame Xanadu, Black Canary, Starfire, Wonder Girl, and the Earth-2 heroines Huntress and Power Girl. [12][13] Zatanna assists the Justice League of America on a few missions[14][15] before being elected to membership in Justice League of America #161 (Dec. However, when the current threat is identified as Gamemnae, an ancient Atlantean sorceress who seeks to conquer the world, she uses a quagmire spell to absorb Zatanna and Tempest into herself. 's mystics in the boom tube Prometheus has been using so he tells Zatanna to teleport him with one of her spells to where Prometheus was spotted. [34][35] With assistance from Hardware and Icon, Zatanna and her comrades are able to defeat Starbreaker in a battle in the Himalayas. While demons claw their way out of Brother Blood's body, Constantine grabs the Book of Magic and makes off with it, abandoning Zatanna and the girl to deal with the demons on their own. Zatanna is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained by her father during her childhood. In the alternate timeline of the Flashpoint event, Zatanna is a member of the Secret Seven and is a member of a motorcycle gang. Zatanna later went to Oliver's office to apologize and then decided to help Oliver if he ever encountered any supernatural foes along the way, giving him her phone number. Zatanna is killed while trying to cast a death spell on Enchantress.[72]. Calls upon Isis to add her powers to Zatanna's own Fixes the Catwoman appears to consider Zatanna a more dangerous contender for Bruce's attentions than Jezebel Jet, his fiancé at the time. Bruce helps Zatanna investigate the death of one of her former assistants: all clues point to a performer named Ivar Loxias. Zatanna is a powerful sorceress whose abilities are apparently genetic. [32][33] After a brief conflict, Zatanna and the others are informed by teenage superheroine Rocket that Kimiyo's perceived abduction was actually a misunderstanding caused by the Shadow Cabinet's mission to seek out her help in dealing with the cosmic vampire known as Starbreaker. Catwoman comes to distrust her memories, motives, as well as the choices she has made since that incident. Zatanna is able to heal herself by writing a curing spell in her own blood and she is instrumental in foiling the Joker's scheme. Nimue seduced and cursed John Constantine, leading Zatanna into conflict with the wannabe sorceress. "The Second Coming Chapter Three: The Blood-Dimmed Tide". [46] When her cousin Zachary Zatara breaks the spell, the casino owner begs Zatanna to turn him into a soulless lump of gold in order to escape torment in Hell. Zatanna is having a difficult time escaping the oncoming demonic hordes, as they pursuing the girl she's protecting. When she uses her magic or casts a spell, her eyes glow a bright blue color. Zatanna battles the demons and protects Rachel. Zatanna Zatara is a character on The CW's Smallville. One is her estate Shadowcrest, an ancestral home of her family that is mystical itself. Bruce helps Zatanna investigate the death of one of her former assistants; all clues point to a performer named Ivar Loxias. Bruce puts Zatanna's betrayal behind him, allowing the two to renew their friendship. The man is quick to gag Zatanna, rendering her unable to perform spells. He reaches inside the slain man's opened chest to extract one of his organs. Then he recites an exorcism spell that banishes the demons back to the pits of Hell from whence they came, saving both their lives. After Zatanna shows up at Night's demonic nightclub and threatens him, he responds by calling upon a powerful nightmare demon for help in battling her,[44] but Zatanna defeats and imprisons the demon to aid her later. Zatanna is an attractive young woman with long, straight black hair and blue/gray eyes. In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. Zatanna is the daughter of magician Giovanni "John" Zatara who appeared in Golden Age comic books and Sindella, a member of the mystical species Homo magi. Zatanna performs a spell to find Clark and Lois. The Flash (Barry Allen) breaks the tie. [19] A ten-page short story in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #5 (Nov.–Dec. Zatanna was the daughter of John Zatara, the world's greatest magician. Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character and superheroine from DC Comics and its universe. If you find an Issue this Character appears in that is not shown here, please edit that issue adding "Zatanna Zatara (Smallville)" as a Cast member. 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