Alex Toth's Zorro #[nn] - The Complete Dell Comics Adventures
(2013)

Hermes Press, 2013 Series
 
Price
49.99 USD
Pages
248
On-sale Date
2013
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hermes Press
Brand
Hp
ISBN
978-1-61345-031-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781613450314 54999
Editing
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Issue Notes

Reprints the Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) Zorro comics drawn by Alex Toth.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?

Genre
adventure

[Four Color #882] (Table of Contents: 1)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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)
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Presenting Senor Zorro (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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

[Four Color #920] (Table of Contents: 4)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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)
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The Ghost of the Mission: Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Zorro / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Don Nacho Torres; Padre Felipe; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Monastario (villain)
Synopsis
Word is brought to the Capitan of Nacho Torres' hiding place, so he and the Lancers head out to the Mission San Gabriel, and discover that Torres has been given sanctuary. Monastario decides to leave Garcia in charge of catching Torres after sanctuary has ended, and also puts all of the Indians at the mission on detail to prevent them from picking the orange crop. Zorro makes a surprise visit to free the Indians from their forced labors.
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Keywords
San Gabriel Mission

The Ghost of the Mission: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Zorro / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega; also as the Mad Ghost of the Mission]; Tornado; Bernardo; Don Alejandro de la Vega; Don Nacho Torres; Padre Felipe; Inocente (a mission Indian); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Contreras (a Lancer); Capitan Monastario (villain)
Synopsis
Monastario rubs salt in the wounds of Padre Felipe when he forces a mission Indian to confess that the freed Indians plan to come back and burn the mission. Don Diego has a plan in mind to frighten Sergeant Garcia and the Lancers with a tale of a mission ghost, allowing Inocente to be freed from the clutches of the Commandante.
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Keywords
San Gabriel Mission

A Bad Day for Bernardo (Table of Contents: 7)

Zorro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Maria Ramon; Don Ramon (Maria's father); Jose (Maria's fiancee)
Synopsis
Bernardo, after surviving several near accidents, accompanies Zorro as he heads out, trying to trace the whereabouts of a kidnapped girl named Maria. The masked Robin Hood uses Bernardo to send the Lancers out on a false lead after Zorro so that the Fox can locate the girl. All are surprised when they discover that the girl and her fiancee had run away to get married.
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[Four Color #933] (Table of Contents: 8)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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)
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Garcia's Secret (Table of Contents: 9)

Zorro / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Pepe (vaquero); Pancho (vaquero); Senor Alcade; Tio Gonzalez (innkeeper); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Monastario (villain)
Synopsis
Zorro sneaks into the cuartel one night and puts up a Zorro flag, which angers the Capitan. When Garcia attempts to take the flag down, he falls from the greased flagpole into the Commandante and nearby vaqueros laugh. When the Capitan arrests them for laughing at him, he puts them to work repairing the stable roof and orders them to be done by sunset. Then the Capitan "fires" Garcia so he can act as a spy and locate the whereabouts of Zorro, which he does. But Zorro has a big surprise for the Commandante and Garcia!
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Keywords
Cuartel; Los Angeles; Rancho LaBrea; San Vicente Rock

The King's Emissary (Table of Contents: 10)

Zorro / comic story / 12 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 [also as Zorro]; Senor Alcade; Don Esteban Salazar (Viceroy); Constancia (the Viceroy's daughter); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Monastario (villain); Licenciado Pina (villain, Prime Minister)
Synopsis
An unusual sight greets Los Angeles as Don Diego is being brought in, under arrest, by Sergeant Garcia, having been charged with being Zorro. Then the Capitan is notified that the Viceroy is going to make an unexpected visit, Monastario orders the jails emptied and a feast planned, all in order to look good. But the stunner will be the unmasking of Zorro to impress the Viceroy and his daughter! The Viceroy turns the tables on Monastario and later has him and Pina arrested, putting Garcia in charge of the pueblo.
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The Little Zorro (Table of Contents: 11)

Zorro / comic story / 5.67 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; Manuelo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
Synopsis
Diego and Bernardo come across a young boy who has traveled all the way from Santa Barbara to find Zorro and join forces with him to fight for the rights of the people. He does find Zorro, who then advises him that, before he can fight, he must learn, and recommends that the boy attend Padre Onora's mission school.
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Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

[Four Color #960] (Table of Contents: 12)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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)
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The Eagle's Brood (Table of Contents: 13)

Zorro / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
O S #960-5812
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Capitan Arturo Toledano (Commandante); Raquel Toledano (villain, Commandante's wife); The Eagle [Jose Sebastian Varga] (villain, introduction); Salvador Quintana (villain, introduction); Enrique Fuentes (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Eagle and his men, after seizing control of northern California, seek now to take over the south, setting up operations in Los Angeles in the tavern/inn at the cuartel. Meanwhile, Commandante Toledano leaves the cuartel for temporary duty in San Diego, putting Garcia back in charge. Garcia is warned that stolen gunpowder was heading toward Los Angeles. Neither know that the Capitan's wife is one of the Eagle's brood. Vargas arrives, suspects Diego of being Zorro, captures him and dresses him as the Fox. Zorro escapes, and alerts Garcia to get the stolen gunpowder to safety up north.
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The Visitor (Table of Contents: 14)

Zorro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as AT] (signed)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Elena Lopez (introduction); Jose Lopez (Elena's wife, introduction); Elena's baby (introduction); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
Synopsis
Elena leaves her baby at Diego's doorstep, distraught that her husband was imprisoned for speaking out against the unjust taxes. Zorro steps into the picture to rescue Jose Lopez and reunites him with his wife and child.
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[Four Color #976] (Table of Contents: 15)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega] (as played by Guy Williams)
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Gypsy Warning (Table of Contents: 16)

Zorro / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
O.S. #976-593
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Bernardo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Raquel Toledano (villain, Commandante's wife, reforms); Espinoza (villain); Salvador Quintana (villain, inn keeper); Enrique Fuentes (villain, inn keeper)
Synopsis
Garcia discovers that all the gunpowder in the cuartel has disappeared and been replaced with charcoal (a plot that will make Los Angeles indefensible). He informs Diego of this, then questions people at the cuartel, including Raquel Toledano, agent of the Eagle. Zorro intervenes and learns from Raquel that Garcia has been lured into the countryside by Fuentes and Quintana in order to kill him. Zorro rescues him, but the inn keepers and Espinoza hatch another plot to do away with the acting Commandante, and finally Zorro stops them for good, Raquel then joining her husband to return to Spain.
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A Double for Diego (Table of Contents: 17)

Zorro / comic story / 6 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; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
Synopsis
Garcia, having Zorro yet elude him again, goes to Diego and informs him that he has devised a plan to capture Zorro. Diego will make it known that he knows who the Fox actually is, and when Zorro arrives at the de la Vega hacienda to shut Diego up, Garcia and his men will move in to capture the wily Fox. But Diego contrives a plan of his own, which saves the day and sends Garcia off to figure out yet another plan.
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[Four Color #1003] (Table of Contents: 18)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega] (as played by Guy Williams)
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The Marauders of Monterey (Table of Contents: 19)

Zorro / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
O.S. #1003-5??
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Bernardo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Corporal Reyes; Gregorio Verdugo; Anna Maria Verdugo (Gregorio's daughter); Innkeeper; Ramon Castillo (villain); Francisco Palomares (villain); Pablo (villain, Verdugo's serveant)
Synopsis
Diego and Bernardo arrive in Monterey to see Senor Verdugo, but are robbed of what they have the first night in town. When Diego sees Verdugo, he tells him of this and the fact the robbers knew where Diego would be and that he might be carrying 17,000 Pesos for supplies from Spain to aid the people of Los Angeles. Bernardo is later taken prisoner and the crooks blackmail Diego for the 17,000 Pesos to get Bernardo back alive. Bernardo is rescued, then Diego learns that Verdugo's servant is behind the plot to steal the Pesos.
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Keywords
El Camino Real; Guadalupe Trail; Monterey Inn

The Enchanted Bell (Table of Contents: 20)

Zorro / comic story / 6 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]; Bernardo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Sgt. Garcia's Lancers; Don Rafael Valencia; Senor Valdez (villain, tax collector, mention only)
Synopsis
Don Rafael and Diego muse over the fact that Valencia is losing his garden bell because the Don is behind on his taxes, and it's the tax collector himself who wants the bell for himself. It seems the bell is supposed to be a protective charm for the community and will fight any attempt to take it. Zorro concocts a clever scheme to keep the bell from being taken away.
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[Zorro #12] (Table of Contents: 21)

Zorro / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega] (as played by Guy Williams)
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Runaway Witness/A Friend Indeed (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
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The Runaway Witness (Table of Contents: 23)

Zorro / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Job Number
#12-6012
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Diego de la Vega]; Bernardo; Tornado; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Corporal Reyes; Lita Rialgo (introduction); Senor Tomaso (Zuloga's partner, introduction, death); un-named stagecoach driver (introduction); Senor Zuloga (villain, introduction); Zuloga's henchmen (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
As she closes her flower stall, Lita witnesses the murder of Tomaso, and the killer, Zuloga, sends Sergeant Garcia off on a wild goose chase so that he can find the girl and kill her, even hiring thugs to do the job. Diego suspects that the girl is the one Zuloga is after, so he takes up the mantel of Zorro to investigate, then decides to accompany the girl as Diego to San Diego to protect her. Zuloga's men attack the stage, but are captured by the Fox and sent back to Los Angeles for trial and to testify against Zuloga.
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Friend Indeed (Table of Contents: 24)

Zorro / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Bernardo (cameo); Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
Synopsis
Asleep at his desk, a rock crashing through the window with a note attached peaks the soldier's interest, especially since the note tells Garcia that he can capture Zorro if he comes to meet with the note writer. The mysterious person tells Garcia that Zorro has learned about the movement of political prisoners to San Fernando, and plans to free them, so Garcia should dress his Lancers as the prisoners and when Zorro appears, the tables can be turned on the Fox. But Zorro, actually the note writer, waits for Garcia and company to leave the cuartel, then frees the prisoners.
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Keywords
Latigo Pass; Soledad Pass

Senor Gomez Hunts a Fox (Table of Contents: 25)

Zorro / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; various townspeople; Antonio Gomez (villain, the Governor's emissary)
Synopsis
The Governor's emissary visits Los Angeles and critizes Garcia for not having captured Zorro, and vows to catch the Fox himself after questioning residents to get a good description of the outlaw. To Garcia's amusement, every person questioned gives a different description!.
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Clash With Diego (Table of Contents: 26)

Zorro / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Bernardo; Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
Synopsis
Zorro decides to help out Garcia, who is in extreme disfavor with the Commandante because he has not captured Zorro. The Fox meets Garcia on the road and allows the Sergeant to "capture" his glove to show to the Commandante in order to convince the Capitan that Garcia is doing his job.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Zorro
  2. 1. [Four Color #882]
    Zorro
  3. 2. Presenting Senor Zorro
    Zorro
  4. 3. Zorro's Secret Passage
    Zorro
  5. 4. [Four Color #920]
    Zorro
  6. 5. The Ghost of the Mission: Part 1
    Zorro
  7. 6. The Ghost of the Mission: Part 2
    Zorro
  8. 7. A Bad Day for Bernardo
    Zorro
  9. 8. [Four Color #933]
    Zorro
  10. 9. Garcia's Secret
    Zorro
  11. 10. The King's Emissary
    Zorro
  12. 11. The Little Zorro
    Zorro
  13. 12. [Four Color #960]
    Zorro
  14. 13. The Eagle's Brood
    Zorro
  15. 14. The Visitor
    Zorro
  16. 15. [Four Color #976]
    Zorro
  17. 16. Gypsy Warning
    Zorro
  18. 17. A Double for Diego
    Zorro
  19. 18. [Four Color #1003]
    Zorro
  20. 19. The Marauders of Monterey
    Zorro
  21. 20. The Enchanted Bell
    Zorro
  22. 21. [Zorro #12]
    Zorro
  23. 22. Runaway Witness/A Friend Indeed
    Zorro
  24. 23. The Runaway Witness
    Zorro
  25. 24. Friend Indeed
    Zorro
  26. 25. Senor Gomez Hunts a Fox
    Zorro
  27. 26. Clash With Diego
    Zorro
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