Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

What do magic, a canary cry, fishnets and Paul Dini all have in common? They’re each a part of the original graphic novel Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell. Released in 2014, this one-shot hardcover told an out-of-continuity tale pairing Dinah Lance and Zatanna Zatara to solve a magic themed crime caper. A number of women involved in a heist gone wrong from a year before are ending up dead. Canary and Zatanna have to get to the bottom of this mystery before more blood is spilled. But this blood has been spelled! What? (That made a bit more sense in my head.) A Bloodspell ties this all together.

Join Andrew and Sammy as they take a look back on this graphic novel five years on. Written by the award winning Paul Dini and drawn by Joe Quinones, the dark subject matter of this story is balanced out by some fun action and colourful characters. Does this balance work on the page? Find out what we think on the latest episode of Back Issue Bloodbath. To quote Sammy, “It’s magic, baby!” So what are you waiting for? NETSIL OT TI THGIR WON!*

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