REVIEW: Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

Welcome back to another review, today I am going to give you my thoughts on Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell which is written by Paul Dini and illustrated by Joe Quinones. You can get this on Amazon right now for around $12 and it was just something I picked up because of Paul Dini’s name on it. Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (9781401255497): Dini,  Paul, Quinones, Joe: Books

I’m sort of kidding about that. I did get it for Paul Dini, but I also wanted to read this team-up. And after reading it I think it was really fun. It isn’t something spectacular, but it serves as a great story that connects these two characters and shows how Zatanna joined the Justice League. The magical “bloodspell” story is interesting enough to follow, but it is predictable. The part of Paul Dini’s storytelling that shines is the dynamic between Zatanna and Black Canary. They are super fun characters and made for a great duo to read. The dialogue is fun and the jokes had me audibly laughing. Zatanna was a clear standout character in this book. She becomes stronger in the book and it shows us pieces of her past and how she became a card carrying member of the Justice League. Black Canary is just sort of there, but in a good mentor way.

Quinones’ art is really good and adds to the fun jovial story. He does a great job with faces and bringing in color for the characters. The art makes the magic seem fun and plays well with Dini’s cartoonish style. Overall, the story is fun and if you can get it for cheap then I would recommend it for the fun ride!


Storytelling:     3

(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)

Art:     4

(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)

Importance:     2.5

(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)

Character:     4

(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)

Total:     13.5 / 20


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