Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara) is a fictional character, a super-heroine in the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman vol. 1 #4 in 1964. One of the greatest magic-users, 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".