DC Comics (founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications) is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for American comic books and related media. It is the publishing division of DC Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and such superhero teams as the Justice League and the Teen Titans, and such antagonists as Lex Luthor, the Joker, Two Face, the Penguin, General Zod, the Riddler, Bizarro, Sinestro, Catwoman, and Darkseid.
The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series Detective Comics, which subsequently became part of the company's official name, rendering it "Detective Comics Comics". DC Comics has its official headquarters at 1700 Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York. Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artistMurphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4 (October–November 1964). The character, both astage magician and a real magician like her father Giovanni "John" Zatara, is known for her involvement with the Justice League, her retconned childhood association with Batman, and her crossing of the Vertigo line with characters such as romantic partner John Constantine and protégé Timothy Hunter.