(February 1958)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Based on the 1957-59 ABC TV series Zorro. Seventh Four Color issue to feature the character Zorro; first of seven Four Colors to feature Walt Disney's Zorro.


[Scourge of Military Tyrants ...] (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega] (as played by Guy Williams)
Reprints:

Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Presenting Senor Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega] (introduction, origin); Tornado (Zorro's horse); Bernardo (Diego's family servant); Don Alejandro de la Vega (Diego's father); Don Nacho Torres (land owner); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Monastario (villain); Licenciado Pina (villain, a lawyer)
Synopsis:
In 1820, Don Diego returns home from Spain at his father's request, due to the tyranical rule of the pueblo's new Commandante. He decides on the trip over to adopt the guise of a fox to diffuse suspicion from himself when he becomes a man of action, and that his servant will play the part of a deaf and dumb man in order to gather vital information. After listening to his father's recounting of the events on-going in the pueblo, Don Diego decides on a secret course of action to fight Monastario: as Zorro, the Fox! His first assignment is to free a local landowner from false imprisonment.
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Indexer Notes

Toth was very unhappy having to work from adaptations of the TV shows' scripts, which he felt had too much dialogue and not enough action. In order to tighten up the storytelling, he deleted unnecesary dialogue and cut redundant captions wherever possible, which did not go over well with the Editor.

Zorro's Secret Passage (Table of Contents)

Zorro / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Don Alejandro de la Vega (Diego's father); Don Nacho Torres; Elena Torres (Nacho's daughter); Pepito (one of the de la Vega's workers); Padre Felipe; Benito Avila (vaquero); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Monastario (villain)
Synopsis:
While Diego shows Bernardo a secret passage through the fireplace to a cavern where he hides out Tornado, Capitan Monastario issues a large reward for the capture of Senor Nacho Torres. While Torres hides out at a local mission, the Capitan seeks to learn the identity of Zorro and arrests a look-alike vaquero named Avila, hoping to draw the real Zorro out of hiding.
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Keywords:
Mission San Gabriel

The First Vaqueros (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Along Zorro's Trail (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Travelogue of several old-Spanish sites that have survived into Modern California.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Scourge of Military Tyrants ...]
    Zorro
  2. 1. Zorro
    Zorro
  3. 2. Presenting Senor Zorro
    Zorro
  4. 3. Zorro's Secret Passage
    Zorro
  5. 4. The First Vaqueros
  6. 5. Along Zorro's Trail
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Roger A. Budnick
  • John P. Selegue
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ken Lemons
  • Chris Launder
  • Jim Walls
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Gary Perlman
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • James Ludwig
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Mike Nielsen
  • David Porta
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Ken Kwilinski
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Max Capp
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Darrel McCann
  • Peter Croome