Created by Fred Guardineer
| ZATARA [Giovanni "John" Zatara]|
Real Name: Giovanni "John" Zatara
Occupation: Stage magician, Adventurer
Marital Status: Widower
Known Relatives: Sindella (wife, deceased); Zatanna Zatara (daughter); Luigi Zatara (grandfather; deceased); Leonardo Da Vinci (reputed ancestor, deceased)
Base of Operation: Washington, DC
Group Affiliation: All-Star Squadron
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Black, later Grey
First Appearance: Action Comics #1 (June 1938)
To all appearances a simple stage magician, John Zatara actually had a gift for the use of true magic, and encouraged by Doctor Occult he used his magical abilities as a mystery man during the second world war period. He later met and married a woman named Sindella of the Homo Magi, and their daughter Zatanna received an inheritance of even greater power than Zatara's own.
Zatara eventually sacrificed his life to save his daughter while they were both fighting against the terrible mystical repercussions of the great Crisis.