Now officially titled “Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell,” the project was first announced in July 2006 at Comic-Con International in San Diego — a half-decade before the New 52 era — with Amanda Conner originally on board to illustrate. Updates on the book have appeared sporadically over the years, but the book now has an official release date, as revealed in DC Comics’ March 2014 solicitations.
It was also announced Friday that Quinones will be illustrating the March-debuting “Survive!” one-shot for Marvel, written by Brian Michael Bendis. Here’s the full “Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell” solicitation:
BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL HC
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by JOE QUINONES
On sale MAY 21 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Two of the DC Universe’s brightest stars join forces in this original graphic novel!
A year ago, Black Canary infiltrated a gang of female criminals set to pull a dangerous heist at a Las Vegas casino. Its leader was skilled in hand-to-hand combat and more than a passing interest in black magic. Rather than be captured by Canary or the law, she went to her death, vowing to get revenge on Canary! Now, one year later, death stalks those gang members, and Canary must turn to her friend Zatanna to help investigate.
This title also includes a special sketchbook section.