Zorro Returns to Comics in August
In advance of next year’s landmark 100-year anniversary of the character, American Mythology has announced that Zorro – the swashbuckling adventurer of literature and film – will return to comics in August 2018 with a bold and unexpected twist:, the Zorro tales will have a supernatural bent, pitting the famed hero against demons, vampires, and all forms of paranormal evil. Zorro: Swords of Hell, the first miniseries of the Maryland-based publisher’s thrilling new western horror direction, will be written by David Avallone, illustrated by Roy Allan Martinez, and colored by Enrica Angiolini.
In Swords of Hell #1, wealthy playboy Don Diego de la Vega celebrates the defeat of his nemesis, the villainous Alcalde Quintero, by his secret alter-ego Zorro with a joyous celebration at his hacienda… but unknown to de la Vega and his beloved Lolita, his actions have set a terrible vengeance in motion. A dark power has risen in Alta California, an unstoppable horde of demonic horsemen intent on bringing Hell to Earth, and Zorro – the defender of the people – must use every weapon, every skill, every ounce of strength and resolve to bring this infernal incursion to heel.
The debut issue of Zorro: Swords of Hell features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice:
- Main Cover by interior artist Roy Allan Martinez
- “Demon Fury” Variant by S.L. Gallant (G.I. Joe, Marvel Adventures: The Avengers)
- “Classic Nostalgia” Variant by Jon Pinto (Stargate Atlantis)
- “Visions of Zorro” Limited Edition Variant, by cartooning legend Alex Toth (Super Friends, The Herculoids), limited to a print run of only 450 comics
- “Blank Sketch” Variant, perfect for professional and aspiring artists to illustrate