Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara) Zatanna is a magician like her father the legendary magician Zatara (Giovanni "John" Zatara). Her method of spell-casting involves speaking words and sentences backwards. In addition to her career as a heroine, she is also a very notable stage performer. She has been a member of the Justice League of America, the Sentinels of Magic, and the Seven Soldiers. Zatanna was ranked fourth in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics".