Four Color #1003 - Walt Disney's Zorro
(June-August 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
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

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


The Marauders of Monterey (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 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)
Reprints

[When money-mad conspirators strike ...] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

TV show photos

The Marauders of Monterey (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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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Monterey's Famous Firsts (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[In the early days of Spanish California ...] (Table of Contents: 5)

Zorro / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

back cover- a second version of the comic exists with an ad on the back cover, and the ad features a pin-up of Zorro.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marauders of Monterey
    Zorro
  2. 1. [When money-mad conspirators strike ...]
    Zorro
  3. 2. The Marauders of Monterey
    Zorro
  4. 3. The Enchanted Bell
    Zorro
  5. 4. Monterey's Famous Firsts
  6. 5. [In the early days of Spanish California ...]
    Zorro
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