Four Color #617 - The Quest of Zorro
(March 1955)

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

The Quest of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vegas]
Reprints

The Governor's Troops (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Correa ?
Inks
Bob Correa ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

The Quest of Zorro (Table of Contents: 2)

Zorro / comic story / 33.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
? (one page black and white)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vegas]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; Governor of California; Panchita Conchola; Don Vincente Conchola; The King; the King's Secretary (death); Esteban de Sevas (villain, new Governor, a coutier); Ribero (villain, agent of de Sevas); Duke D'Alordo (villain)
Synopsis
Don Diego is summoned hastily to the Governor's Palace and is informed by the Governor that he is soon to be replaced in that position by a coutier named de Sevas, who plans to come into that office and use his power to rob the land owners of their properties. Zorro, as Don Diego, sails to Spain to prevent the man from assuming that office and the power that goes with it. He soon discovers that he is being spied on by an agent of de Sevas and narrowly escapes death at his hands. Eventually, de Devas uses the King's own seal to proclaim himself Governor and thwart Zorro's plan to stop him.
Reprints
Keywords
Alta California; Anna Maria (a ship); Casa de Sevas; Castillo Diablo; Spain

Indexer Notes

Updated pencil and ink credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (September 26, 2005). Original pencil and ink credits given to Frank Thorne.

Revised art credits from Bob Correa to Prentice by Max Allan Collins in "Zorro: The Complete Dell Pre-Code Comic Adventures" (2014), added by Craig Delich.

Zorro wears a red mask.

For some reason, the writer now refers to Don Diego Vega as "Vegas".

The last 1/3 of page 32 is a publisher's promo for "To The Last Man", new comic comic featuring Zane Grey's authentic tale of the old west. Cover is pictured.

Page 33 is found on the inside back cover and is printed in black and white, with page 34 appearing in color on the back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Quest of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. The Governor's Troops
  3. 2. The Quest of Zorro
    Zorro
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