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Book Title: Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell|
Date of issue: June 23rd 2015
ISBN 13: 9781401255497
The author of the book: Paul Dini
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.29 MB
Edition: DC Comics
Read full description of the books Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell:2.5 stars
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See the cover art?
Well, that's the same thing you can expect on the inside.
Personally, I thought it looked goofy and overly cartoonish. So. Yeah, I was not a fan of what my eyeballs had to endure.
Does anyone else think the cover makes Black Canary look like an angry Glenn Close crossed with an even angrier Kathleen Turner?
So how was the story?
It was readable, but just barely. The saving grace of the story came from a Dinah's interactions with Ollie. There was an easygoing humor between the two characters that made me wish this this had been a Black Canary & Green Arrow title.
Alas, it was not meant to be...
I was initially attracted to this one because of Zatanna. I've become more interested in her after reading volume two of Justice League Dark, which I thought kicked ass.
Yeah, yeah. A lot of you thought it sucked.
Anyway. This didn't really scratch my Zatanna itch. It was more of a silly Grrl Power! book, complete with the requisite Bond-While-They-Shop scene. And who can forget the part where Zatanna turns the Rude Guys into fish for making comments about their fishnet stocking?!
Ah, good times, good times...
Sorry. I couldn't work up any righteous anger over that one. More than likely it was because I was mentally asking myself why they were wandering around the mall in fishnet stockings to begin with. While I firmly believe that you should be able to wear whatever you want to wear...fishnet stockings?
Those babies are a part the universal ensemble for hookers everywhere. Throw in a pair of clear heels, and you've pretty much got the entire uniform.
Aaaaand....you know I'm right.
The main story is about Canary needing Zatanna's help to get rid of a vengeful ghost. The she-devil placed a bloodspell on Dinah during an undercover operation she went on years ago.
Not exactly an inspired plot, but it wasn't awful, either.
Throughout the volume we get lots of flashbacks that show how the two originally crossed paths, and then eventually formed a friendship over the years.
Naturally, they didn't like each other when they first met.
On a Himalayan mountain.
Which Black Canary was climbing.
In inappropriate winter attire...
I've seen the pictures of people who climb Mt Everest. Parkas, goggles, and frozen mustaches are the main theme in all of them. It gets a bit chilly, after all.
Poor Canary didn't even have a hat on! Nope. Sweatpants, a hoodie (but she doesn't evidently need the hood ), and a tank top.
Although, you really wouldn't have been able to get a good look at her jugs if she had been wearing a snowsuit. So, I think it turned out to be a pretty good judgement call on the part of the artist.
In the end, I'd say this was a mildly entertaining team-up story. It's not the worst thing out there, and if you're just looking for something to pass the time with, then this would do quite well for a breezy afternoon read.
Dear writers and artists of graphic novels,
There are a lot of gals out there (like me) who love comic books. On the whole, we tend to overlook fuckloads of stupid shit because of the fact that we're fans of the medium.
Rabid fans who occasionally get PMS and teeter on the edge...
Are you getting where I'm going with this, jackass?
I don't want to see Captain America climbing a mountain in a speedo. I don't want to see Wolverine fighting in short-shorts. And I don't want Superman's unitard to be so tight that I can see his nutsack. So it goes to figure, that I REALLY don't want to share my love of comics with my two little girls when the heroine looks like her name should be Super-Skank.
Cross posted at TattooGirl Reads and Addicted2Heroines.
Read information about the authorPaul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Warner Bros./DC Comics series, including Star Wars: Ewoks, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond and Duck Dodgers. He also developed and scripted Krypto the Superdog and contributed scripts to Animaniacs (he created Minerva Mink), Freakazoid, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. After leaving Warner Bros. In early 2004, Dini went on to write and story edit the popular ABC adventure series Lost.
Paul Dini was born in New York City. He attended the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California on an art scholarship. He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he earned a BFA degree in creative writing. (He also took zoology classes at Harvard University.)
During college, he began doing freelance animation scripts for Filmation, and a number of other studios. In 1984, he was hired to work for George Lucas on several of his animation projects.
The episodes of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon that were written by Dini have become favorites amongst the show's fans over the internet, although despite this as well as contributing to interviews on the released box sets of the series, Dini has made no secret of his distaste for Filmation and the He-Man concept. He also wrote an episode of the Generation One Transformers cartoon series and contributed to various episodes of the Ewoks animated series, several of which included rare appearances from the Empire.
In 1989, he was hired at Warner Bros. Animation to work on Tiny Toon Adventures. Later, he moved onto Batman: The Animated Series, where he worked as a writer, producer and editor, later working on Batman Beyond. He continued working with WB animation, working on a number of internal projects, including Krypto the Superdog and Duck Dodgers, until 2004.
He has earned five Emmy awards for his animation work. In a related effort, Dini was also the co-author (with Chip Kidd) of Batman Animated, a 1998 non-fiction coffee table book about the animated Batman franchise.
Dini has also written several comics stories for DC Comics, including an acclaimed oversized graphic novel series illustrated by painter Alex Ross. (A hardcover collection of the Dini and Ross stories was published in late summer 2005 under the title The World's Greatest Superheroes.) Other books written by Dini for DC have featured his Batman Animated creation Harley Quinn as well as classic characters Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel and Zatanna.
Best known among Dini's original creations is Jingle Belle, the rebellious teen-age daughter of Santa Claus. Dini also created Sheriff Ida Red, the super-powered cowgirl star of a series of books set in Dini's mythical town of Mutant, Texas. Perhaps his greatest character contribution is the introduction of Harley Quinn (along with designs by Bruce Timm) on Batman: The Animated Series.
In 2001 Dini made a cameo appearance in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back during the scene in which Jay and Silent Bob wear ridiculous looking costumes for a film being directed by Chris Rock, in which Dini says to them "you guys look pretty bad ass".
In 2006, Dini became the writer for DC Comics' Detective Comics. That same year, he announced that he was writing a hardcover graphic novel starring Zatanna and Black Canary. In 2007, he was announced as the head writer of that company's weekly series, Countdown. Paul Dini is currently co-writing the script for the upcoming Gatchaman movie. Dini is also currently writing a series for Top Cow Productions, based in a character he created, Madame Mirage.
Paul Dini is an active cryptozoologist, hunter and wildlife photographer. On a 1985 trip to Tasmania, he had a possible sighting of a Thylacine. He has also encountered a number of venomous snakes, a Komodo Dragon and a charging Sumatran Rhi
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