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Graphic Novel Review: Zatanna Star Explores Her Complicated Family History in The Jewel of Gravesend!

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DC Comics has blessed us with a Zatanna adventure in graphic novel form. Read on for a spoiler-free review of Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend!

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Zatanna Star is from a famous magic family and her playground is Coney Island. Nestled within the tight-knit entertainment community, things seem normal on the outside but family secrets threaten to turn Zatanna’s life upside down. Zatanna is clearly at odds with her father Ezra Star and is desperately in love with her boyfriend Alexei.

When Alexei’s mom hatches a plan to get ahold of a mystical jewel, Zatanna must decide whether to lean into her true magic powers or let his mom destroy everything and everyone she loves.

Those new to DC Comics and Zatanna won’t need to know much about the character to enjoy this story. Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend gives just enough background to set the story in motion introducing the characters that are important quickly by giving hints of the history between the Zolkov and Star families.

Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend by Alys Arden and Jacquelin de Leon is a beautiful graphic novel that leans heavily on the pinks and purples, the colors that are usually associated with the Zatanna character. An engaging storyline plus some drama and betrayal make this a great introduction to the Zatanna characters in graphic novel form!

Rating 4/5 stars

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