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I bring you today five and a half pages of a 17-page story, found in DC Super-Stars #11 circa January 1977 - "DC Super-Stars of Magic!" Story by Len Wein, art by Gray Morrow.




On the prologue page, Zatara is ambushed in his study by...something.





I love how Zee just looks mildly miffed at this turn of events. Anyhoo, magic carpet ride, swordfights with savages, Tower of the Dead blah blah blah, when suddenly...GORGANUS.





Impy demons follow them home interrogation blah blah, Zatara is on the rampage across New York...



As Zatara falls unconscious a blonde demon spirit rises from his body, and Zee traps it in a jar...



And a good day was had by all. :D

Now for the real reason I lured you guys in here with lovely Gray Morrow art - to critique my less lovely art! (see how that works?) I've never been altogether happy with Zee's top hat and tails look, and the less said about her other looks the better. So I thought I'd try a redesign - call it an alternate-Earth Zatanna if you like - with the idea in mind of the costumers Piper Perabo and Scarlett Johannsen wore in The Prestige.


Zatanna redesign 1 by ~perletwo on deviantART

Hope that DA embed thing works. Anyhoo, the snakey-headpiece was the one element of the 80s costume I thought worth keeping. The hatching on her legs is meant to be fishnets, not dirt. :D The opera cloak owes a little something to the Phantom Stranger, without being a direct steal.
Pleased with the relative lack of anatomy fail in this one.

I've got another idea for a Criss Angel punk-metal based redesign, but I haven't worked out the details in my head yet.


So there you go - the Zataras, father/daughter relationship of the year, y/n?

Tag wranglers! char: john zatara (does not exist yet), char: zatanna zatara, creator: gray morrow, creator: len wein, publisher: dc comics

Date: 2010-02-28 05:03 am (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
One of my favorite Zee stories. I wonder whatever happened to Jeff, has he appeared at all in recent years?

Date: 2010-02-28 08:01 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Probably went to the same place all boring love-interest characters went to.

Date: 2010-02-28 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I don't think he's supposed to be a love interest, just a good friend - and her manager, so they have a business relationship as well.

Date: 2010-03-03 02:21 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
He became Nekron.

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