Zorro #8

by Alan Rapp on October 23, 2008

in Comics

  • Title: Zorro #8
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“In time, even his enemies came to believe in the legend of El Zorro!”

In this eighth issue Matt Wagner wraps up his Zorro “Year One” storyline with the fox confronting Sgt. Gonzalez over his brutality and rescuing the imprisoned Padre Mendoza and other captives.

Unlike the previous issues here the story stays completely in the present without flashbacks to Diego’s childhood or apprenticeship overseas.  Instead we get a strong opening with Diego donning the Zorro costume and plenty of action, sword fights, and a big escape scene showcasing the stealth, brains, and skill of our hero.

With each issue we’ve seen more of Zorro on the page, and here the character dominates, beautifully rendered by Francesco Francavilla.  In terms of both story and style this series has done right to the name and legacy of Zorro.

Those who haven’t been keeping up with this series should peruse the back issues in your local comic shop, or look for the hardcover volume of these first eight issues which is scheduled to hit stores next month.  Zorro rides again, and you don’t want to miss the fun!

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