Until recently , I only had a loose understanding of who Zatanna was. (magicial's assistant...? burlesque performer...?) In fact, a year ago, walking around Baltimore ComicCon, I am not sure I could tell the difference between a Ms. Marvel, Black Canary or a Zatanna costume if it wasn't for the top hat.
Since then, I have scooped up and read a metric ton of DC comics, both old and new and am now aware that Ms. Z is one of the most powerful magicians in that universe, who can pretty much make anything happen magically - provided she can say the command backwards. (like some sort of magicians' field sobriety test.)
Most recently, however, our top-hatted hero has made a habit of pissing me off as the one playable character in the superhero fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us whom I can not beat anyone with; yet anyone who plays her against me can shut me down in like 90 seconds. And because she is voiced by Lacey Chabert, I can't help but think of Zatanna as a member of the cast of Mean Girls.
|Zatanna, stop trying to make "fetch" happen. It's not going to happen.|
Cosplay character trends are a crazy thing. A year ago, I saw at least a dozen each of Harley Quinns and Poison Ivys. But this year, it was Zatanna who ruled the day. let's have a look.
|No jacket. |
Advantage: Full range of motion when casting spells.
Disadvantage: Chilly arms!
|She's warmer now. Love the tails! |
But what collar is this bow tie attached to?!
|Zatanna has gone rogue, chilling with a pack of DC lady villains.|
(and one of the coolest Riddlers ever)
|Beautiful! But when tempted to stare at a |
magician's cleavage, remember that she can
turn you into a frog!
|More villain chillin'. This Z is hanging with a |
|teprac neerg ylgu!|
|No top hat? No bow tie!? This Zatanna is terrib--|
Ohhhh. Yeah. my bad. I'm still not good at this.