Four Color #228 - The Mark of Zorro
(May 1949)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1949-03-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE MARK OF ZORRO, No. 228." Code number is M.Z.O.S. #228-495. Copyright 1949 by Grosset & Dunlap. Some copies of this issue were given away as premiums with subscriptions to Dell's The Lone Ranger comic in late 1949-early 1950. See subscription ad in Lone Ranger, The (Dell, 1948 series) #20 (February 1950). March 29, 1949 on-sale date as per page 184 Catalog of Copyright Entries 1949 Pamphlets, Serials Etc. Jan-Dec 3D Ser Vol 3 Pt 1B.

The Mark of Zorro (Table of Contents)

Zorro / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega]
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Signed "Bill Ely" on back cover. A small black and white reprint of this cover is used in a subscription ad in Lone Ranger, The (Dell, 1948 series) #20 (February 1950).

[Characters in the Story] (Table of Contents: 1)

Zorro / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?

Characters
Zorro; Don Diego Vega; Lolita Pulido; Dona Catalina Pulido; Don Carlos Pulido; Captain Ramon; Don Alejandro Vega; Tray Felipe; Sgt. Gonzales
Synopsis
Headshots of the characters in the story.

Indexer Notes

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

The Mark Of Zorro (Table of Contents: 2)

Zorro / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Johnston McCully (original story); Steve Dubin; (adaptation); Mick Dubin (adaptation)
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vega; aka the Curse of Capistrano]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vega; Don Carlos de Pulido; Dona Catalina (wife of Don Carlos); Lolita de Pulido (Don Carlos' daughter); Fray Felipe; Landlord; Sergeant Pedro Gonzales (villain); Captain Ramon (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Ramon seeks the hand of the lovely Lolita Pulido, but the senorita's parents wish her to marry Don Diego Vega, but she finds him dull. Don Diego, as Zorro, tries to get the senorita and her parents to help him fight the corrupt governor, but her father calls for the soldiers. Lolita is infatuated with Zorro, who has to protect her from Captain Ramon's unwanted advances. Ramon convinces the Governor to jail Lolita and her family. Zorro then organizes a party to free the Pulidos from jail.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1924 novel "The Mark of Zorro" by Johnston McCulley.

Signed "Bill Ely" on first and last pages of the story.

Steve and Mick Dubin script credit as per page 184 Catalog of Copyright Entries 1949 Pamphlets, Serials Etc. Jan-Dec 3D Ser Vol 3 Pt 1B.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Zorro / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Don Carlos de Pulido; Lolita de Pulido; Captain Ramon
Reprints
  • in Zorro - The Complete Dell Pre-Code Comics Adventures (Hermes Press, 2014 series) #[nn] ([December] 2014)

Indexer Notes

Color illustration by artist Ely, featuring a take on the Zorro story found inside the issue.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mark of Zorro
    Zorro
  2. 1. [Characters in the Story]
    Zorro
  3. 2. The Mark Of Zorro
    Zorro
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Zorro
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