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Giovanni "John" Zatara was a powerful magician and superhero in the mid-to-late 20th century.
After becoming so powerful with the magical arts, Zatara and three of his old magic companions became the founding members of the insidious organization called the Cult of the Cold Flame, a cult they created to organize an army of magic users. Despite his involvement with such an evil organization, Zatara remained on good enough terms with his daughter and her friend John Constantine until Zatara was accidentally killed by Constantine while they worked together to fight a magical presence.
- Zatara was created by Fred Guardineer, first appearing in Action Comics #1. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Zatara first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League Dark #9 by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janín.
- 22 Appearances of Giovanni Zatara (Prime Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Giovanni Zatara (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Giovanni Zatara (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Giovanni Zatara (Prime Earth)