[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Alisa Kwitney
Artist: Michael Norton
Leave the world of the mundane behind and step through the magical doors of Mystik U! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara, under the guidance of Rose Psychic, enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic. Will Zatanna fit in with her new classmates (Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, Faust and more!) and unlock her true potential? Find out in this exciting bimonthly miniseries from novelist Alisa Kwitney (DESTINY) and Mike Norton (Revival, Runaways)!
The first thing that catches my eye with this book, is the fact, that we get an even younger version of Zatanna, whereby the book serves as a version of “Smallville” for this character. It was pretty nice to see Zatara ( Zatanna’s father) back in the DC Universe, as his presence is a welcome one. The school where Zatanna ends up going looks like a school more reminiscent of the one in The Magicians television series sans books, and less like Hogwarts.
Lastly, the characters in this book look like the typical demographic that would be at any university, with the exception that they can practice magic, which is nice to see versus the makeup of other fictional magical schools, like Hogwarts.
None, as this is an excellent debut issue, with fully fleshed out characters.
Buy, as it appears this book feels like a meld between horror and fantasy, with the re-introduction of Zatanna in a fresh new setting, which will give fans of Gotham Academy some feel good feelings.