Four Color #497 - The Sword of Zorro
(September 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
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 SWORD OF ZORRO, No. 497". Code number is ZORRO #497-539. (No "O.S." in code number.) Copyright 1953 by Johnston McCully.


The Sword of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]
Reprints
Keywords
swords

Lunge and Parry (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Description of the basics of dueling with the rapier and detailed information on the two fencing moves: the lunge and the parry.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations with typeset text. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Sword of Zorro (Table of Contents: 2)

Zorro / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
#497-539
Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; Senor Barrazo; Pedro (servant at Barrazo Ranch, death); Panchita Conchola; Don Vincente Conchola; Governor of California; The Night Riders [Colonel Marianas (death); others are un-named Troop Cavalry members] (villains); Carla Montoya (villain); Don Nicholas Ferrelo (villain, Lt. Governor); Manuel Chico (villain)
Synopsis
The Night Riders are raiding ranches, looting them of anything of value, then burning what's left. The militia always seems to arrive too late. As a result, Zorro comes out of retirement to investigate the raids and finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy to overthrow the government of Alta California.
Reprints
Keywords
Casa Conchola; Del Monte Stage Station; Hacienda Barrazo

Indexer Notes

Story continues on the inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

Zorro carves his "Z" with his sword on the foreheads of those who deserve it.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sword of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. Lunge and Parry
  3. 2. The Sword of Zorro
    Zorro
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