Book Review: Black Canary and Zantanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones

bloodspellDC Comics, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-4012-1054-0

A year ago Black Canary helped bust an all-feme cat burglar gang targeting a casino. Now the members of that gang are mysteriously dying–no, committing suicide. Is it really guilt driving them, or something else?

Canary enlists the help of sorceress supreme Zantanna, but in the process risks giving a vengeful evil control over one of the deepest well springs of magic enlisted in the JLA.

An entertaining, and somewhat more realistic look at being a superhero (at least compared to the uber menche Superman’s battles with cosmic beings) this stand alone graphic novel is a good introduction to Canary and Zantanna, two very overlooked heroines in the DC universe. Definitely recommended for collections and beginning comic fans.


About Michele Lee

Michele is hard to define probably because the only dictionary nearby is English to Latin. Bibliothecam edot. A former stable hand, PTA president and bookseller, now she's a reviewer, writer, and editor. Her stories have appeared in Dark Futures and Horror Library, among others, and she recently sold her first novel, Wolf Heart. Her son and husband are very proud of her, her dog, cat and fish don't really care and her daughter has taken this as proof she, too, can be a writer. She pretends to keep a web presence at
This entry was posted in book reviews, comics, graphic novels and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.