(May 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
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

Indicia title is "THE MARK OF ZORRO, No. 228." Code number is M.Z.O.S. #228-495. Copyright 1949 by Grosset & Dunlap. Some copies of this issue were given away as premiums with subscriptions to Dell's The Lone Ranger comic in late 1949-early 1950. See subscription ad in Lone Ranger, The (Dell, 1948 series) #20 (February 1950).


The Mark of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Signed "Bill Ely" on back cover. A small black and white reprint of this cover is used in a subscription ad in Lone Ranger, The (Dell, 1948 series) #20 (February 1950).

[Characters in the Story] (Table of Contents)

Zorro / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Letters:
?

Characters:
Zorro; Don Diego Vega; Lolita Pulido; Dona Catalina Pulido; Don Carlos Pulido; Captain Ramon; Don Alejandro Vega; Tray Felipe; Sgt. Gonzales
Synopsis:
Headshots of the characters in the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Mark Of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Johnston McCully (original story); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego Vega; aka the Curse of Capistrano]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; Don Carlos de Pulido; Dona Catalina (wife of Don Carlos); Lolita de Pulido (Don Carlos' daughter); Fray Felipe; Landlord; Sergeant Pedro Gonzales (villain); Captain Ramon (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Ramon seeks the hand of the lovely Lolita Pulido, but the senorita's parents wish her to marry Don Diego Vega, but she finds him dull. Don Diego, as Zorro, tries to get the senorita and her parents to help him fight the corrupt governor, but her father calls for the soldiers. Lolita is infatuated with Zorro, who has to protect her from Captain Ramon's unwanted advances. Ramon convinces the Governor to jail Lolita and her family. Zorro then organizes a party to free the Pulidos from jail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1924 novel "The Mark of Zorro" by Johnston McCulley.

Signed "Bill Ely" on first and last pages of the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mark of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. [Characters in the Story]
    Zorro
  3. 2. The Mark Of Zorro
    Zorro
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