So here she is: the lovely Zatanna. This is the splash page from the previously mentioned story in Flash #198. Art by Don Heck, inked by Vinnie Colletta. Now, I’m generally the first in line to knock Colletta’s inking, but here it works pretty well. His tendency to erase lines he didn’t fancy embellishing, serves him well on this composition: note that Zatanna’s legs are not outlined at all, they’re defined merely by the fishnet pattern of her tights. It’s an effective technique — and one that’s maintained throughout the strip.

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