Friday, June 20, 2014

Booknote: Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

Paul Dini, Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell. New York: DC Comics, 2014. ISBN 9781401210540.

This was a nice team-up tale. Black Canary was undercover to capture some thieves. In that time, she gets caught in a bloodspell that one of the gang puts on the other gang members. Canary thinks it is just a simple loyalty oath. Now as gang members begin to die, she seeks Zatanna's help. Can the mistress of magic overcome the supernatural foe who can possess anyone? In addition, the book gives us a glimpse of how Black Canary and Zatanna became friends. Overall, this was a nice and entertaining read. It was a light and quick story with colorful art and some light humor that blends in action. Basically, this is a popcorn quick read, and it is a stand alone story.

Public libraries may want to get it for their graphic novel collections. It's a title that can be read by teens and up. For academic libraries with recreational reading and/or graphic novel collections, this would be an optional title.

I liked it, so I am giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure: The mandatory stuff I have to type to tell you that I read this as an e-book review copy via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. You know, so The Man is satisfied everything is kosher. 

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