I've been a fan of DC comics for pretty much all of my life. Zatanna has always been one of my favorites, but it's difficult to find her in media. She always pops up just enough to make you fall in love with her, and then she goes away until you get the opportunity to see her again. DC's Sorceress Supreme, is a magic trick in and of herself, just enough to draw you in, entertain you, and then leaves you wondering how in the world she did it.
Justice League Dark is one of the few series you will always be able to find Zatanna in. I attempt to read it every time it comes back to DC's timeline. This is the best first issue of Justice League I have ever read. It's dark, Convincing and leaves nothing to the imagination.
Magic is dying, and a war is brewing, and everyone who has ever been able to conduct a magical spell in the DC universe is trying desperately to find out what side they belong to, and what side will survive. This rendition of JLD includes Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Man-Bat and Swamp Thing. Wonder Woman is trying her best to recruit magic users to join her league, and fight the other kind in the light when for so long, magic has always just been a shining beacon in the dark.
The art is dark and brooding, yet wonderfully vibrant and full of magic. The lines aren't as clean as I like them, but the art overall does a good job of showing you just what is happening and helps to bring the story to a crescendo.
The writing is good and thorough. I was left with no questions in this issue other than exactly who are the other kind and what do they want with magic? I love Detective Chimps dripping sarcasm, and can't wait to learn more about him.
I give this issue 8.5 out of 10 stars.
Written by: James T. Tynion IV | Art By: Raul Fernandez and Alvaro Martinez | 7/25 | DC
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