Zorro

Lady Zorro #1

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2020

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Lady Zorro #1 comic reviewThe new one-shot from American Mythology reintroduces the character of Lady Zorro roaming through the countryside following in the wake of a path of destruction caused by a secret cabal of Spanish soldiers. Although the name Zorro is known in some parts, Lady Zorro is not, but that is about to change.

Like the Zorro comics currently being published by American Mythology, Lady Zorro #1 has a definite occult horror flavor that is never my first choice for Zorro stories. That said, the Prodigo seeking power through the Native American graveyards they plunder works to help sell the latest tribe that Lady Zorro is here to help and tying everything back to the Native American mythology works a bit better than demons.

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Zorro: Sacrilege #1

by Alan Rapp on June 6, 2019

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Zorro: Sacrilege #1 comic reviewWhile further issues promise to take the mini-series down another strange occult/demonic storyline, the first issue of Zorro: Sacrilege is more classic Zorro storytelling involving the powerful taking advantage of the poor (some of whom are forced to work in the dangerous mine and others who are given specific commands by those in power). The issue finds Don Diego on the road, traveling to a monastery in Santa Leticia after a personal loss and still keeping up the pretense of the oblivious lazy landowner.

Despite appearances, Zorro’s instincts are on point and it doesn’t take too long for our hero to discover something is rotten at the core. His keen observational skills also take notice of a woman working on the grounds.

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Zorro: Swords of Hell #1

by Alan Rapp on October 8, 2018

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Zorro: Swords of Hell #1 comic reviewZorro: Swords of Hell #1, the first issue of a new four-issue mini-series from American Mythology Productions takes Zorro in a completely unexpected decision. A few years following Zorro’s liberation of the people of Los Angeles from the evil dictatorship, a new threat arises… from the depths of Hell? After a quick introduction summarizing Zorro’s victory, we’re thrown right into a new reality featuring zombie horsemen. Buckle up.

The new series from writer David Avallone and artist Roy Allen Martinez brings in far more supernatural than most Zorro fans are going to be accustomed to with the rising of a zombie army of soldiers who attack the party celebrating Don Diego de la Vega impending wedding. Given the threat, it appears that Zorro must ride again.

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Lady Rawhide / Lady Zorro #1

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2015

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Lady Rawhide / Lady Zorro #1After faking the death of Zorro to protect Don Diego’s identity while he is out of town helping to build a new mission, Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide discover a town full of kidnapped girls and agree to continue working together to return the young women home safely before they are turned into slaves and whores by those responsible for their abduction.

The first issue of the new Dynamite Entertainment four-issue mini-series sets the stage for what’s to come. I took a look at the first issue out of curiosity more than anything else. A mix of sex and surprisingly brutal action Lady Rawhide / Lady Zorro #1 isn’t the kind of series I’m likely to stick with.

I have no connection to or knowledge of the ludicrously-garbed Lady Rawhide and her motivations, and Dynamite still hasn’t sold me on Lady Zorro as anything more than a somewhat ridiculous supporting character. Fans of either, or both, of these women are likely to enjoy the issue more than I did. Pass.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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Lady Zorro #1

by Alan Rapp on July 26, 2014

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Lady Zorro #1Introduced in Matt Wagner’s Zorro Rides Again series, Lady Zorro is brought out of retirement by Zorro himself who needs her help to recover a sacred Indian war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers with whom she discovers she has unfinished business.

Although I could have done with a bit less cheesecake from artist Rey Villegas, for a comic titled Lady Zorro it’s certainly nothing unexpected. For those unfamiliar with the character’s origins writer Alex de Campi works in Esmeralda’s troubled past while centering the story around characters and events both crucial to the protection of California and tied to personal vengeance (on both sides after Esmeralda dispatches the female friend of the soldier responsible for the slaughter of her family in a rather brutal manner).

If your interest wasn’t already piqued beforehand, Lady Zorro #1 won’t do much to sell you on the mini-series but Zorro fans will likely enjoy the swordplay and the chance to see Lady Zorro in action once more. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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