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Real-Life Zatanna Can Speak Any Word Backwards [VIDEO]

This is just like magic!


She may not have black hair or a top hat but this little lady sure sounds like the DC superheroine Zatanna to me. After all, she does speak backwards and that’s Zatanna’s particular brand of spell-making in the comic book universe. Her real name is Alyssa and I cannot believe she can do this. Therefore it must be magic. Therefore, she is Zatanna. The end.

(via VideoGum)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."