(September 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

The Return of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]
Reprints:
Keywords:
swords

Fighting Blades (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Noonan
Inks:
Dan Noonan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, fact page on swords; text and illustration. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Fencing was an art in Spanish California just as it was in the Old World. Gentlemen spent inordinate amounts of time learning the various moves necessary to become an expert fencer. Three different weapons of choice: the sabre, the court sword, and the rapier are illustrated and discussed in detail.

The Return of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R. of Z.O.S. #425-529

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; un-named Governor of California; Panchita Conchola; Vicente Conchola (Panchita's brother); Conchola servants [Roberto; Manuello; Socorro; Ladrone]; Senor Bardoso (ex-pirate); Marcos Rameriz (Concholo estate manager); Sergeant Gonzalez; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Ramon (Lancer); Captain Quintero (villain); Don Pedro Morelos [also as Zorro] (villain, gambler, swindler, suitor of Panchita); Jose Hernandez (villain, trader); Carmen (villain, waitress)
Synopsis:
Panchita pays Bardoso to contact Zorro for her, but he notices a Senor Bardoso listening in to the conversation. Bernardo also overhears and alerts Diego, who is mourning the death of Lolita. Zorro meets Panchita and is informed that Vicente is involved in shady dealings with Jose Hernandez and demands that she marry Morelos. Zorro discovers that Morelos and Hernandez are conspiring to bleed the Concholo estate dry, so plans a trap with the Governor, who gives a full pardon to the Fox. Diego then challenges Morelos to a duel and wins, forcing the villain into exile thanks to the Governor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alta California; Santa Barbara

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on January 19, 1952. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

In a post to the Timely-Atlas-Comics Yahoo group on 13 February 2014, Jim Vadeboncoeur disputes the original indexer's credit of the art to: Bob Fujitani ?; John Prentice ?

Zorro reveals his identity as Don Diego at the end of the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. Fighting Blades
  3. 2. The Return of Zorro
    Zorro
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
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  • 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
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