Popular Pictorial #16 The Challenge of Zorro

Published
January 1958
Page count
24
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Glued spine
Format
Comic series
Branding
ACE
 
ACE

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Zorro) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Zorro
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
, line art
 
, penciller (US design)
 
, penciller (Australian adaptation)
Colours
, colourist

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #732 (October 1956)
The Challenge of Zorro
Show/hide 1. The Challenge of Zorro (Zorro) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zorro
Genre
Adventure; historical; western-frontier
Code
O.S. #732-5610
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego Vegas]; Bernardo; Don Alejandro Vegas; Panchita Conchola; The King; Maria Bourbon [as Senorita Gomez] (heir to the Spanish throne); De Riez (villain, the Royal Physician)

Credits

Writing
Paul S. Newman, scripter
Art
Alberto Giolitti, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #732 (October 1956)
The Challenge Of Zorro

Synopsis

A mysterious woman, who bears a striking resemblence to the King of Spain, comes to Don Diego, claiming to be the secret twin sister of the King. She convinces Don Diego, accompanied by Bernardo and chaperoned by Diego's fiancé, Panchita, to sail with her to Spain, where the King is slowly dying. In Spain, Zorro must rescue the King from an intricate conspiracy to steal his throne.

Notes

This story has been extensively edited down from the original 32.67 pages.

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Zorro wears a red mask in the story.

The name of the lead character, Don Diego, was changed by the writer to Don Diego Vegas instead of the customary Don Diego Vegs as found in most issues.


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AusReprints ID

  • 61625

Entry created

  • 19/07/2021

Cover added

  • 19/07/2021

Last updated

  • 19/07/2021