Four Color #538 - The Mask of Zorro
(March 1954)

Dell, 1942 Series
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0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE MASK OF ZORRO, No. 538." Code number is ZORRO O.S. #538-543. Copyright 1954 BY Johnston McCulley.

The Mask of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Zorro's Pistol (Table of Contents: 1)

Zorro / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, in black and white, with two illustrations and typeset text.

Facts about Zorro's flintlock pistols.

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

The Mask 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
O.S. #538-543
Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; Pablo (fur trapper, death); Governor of California; Panchita Conchola; Don Vincente Conchola; Captain Rakov; Captain Borda; Don Sondoval (villain, fur trader, death); Baron Vasilenko (villain, Commander of foreign forces in Alaska); Olga (villain, reforms); Colonel Argenta (villain)
Synopsis
Don Sandoval uses attacks on his fur traders as a part of a plot to give Russia an excuse to declare war on Alta California.
Reprints
Keywords
Casa Sandoval; Noria Pass

Indexer Notes

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

Oddity: the foreign trappers and traders are obviously Russians, but are never referred to as such, being called "strangers" and "foreigners," instead. It appears that the references to Russians were changed after the issue was lettered. However, names such as "Vasilenko" and "Radov" were not changed.

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mask of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. Zorro's Pistol
    Zorro
  3. 2. The Mask of Zorro
    Zorro
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