While we celebrating the anniversaries of such heroes like Batman in 2019, one character is hitting the 100 year mark. Things are going to get terrifying when he does.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zorro, one of the original masked vigilantes, will have a horror comic through independent published American Mythology Comics in 2019. The series entitled Zoro: Sacrilege will drop in February of next year.
The series will be written by American Mythology’s editor-in-chief Mike Wolfer with art from Mauricio Melo.
In a statement, Wolfer expressed his excitement for the upcoming series and shared the impact of Zorro on the cultural consciousness.
“Zorro was one of the earliest American literary heroes, created during the time when Westerns were enjoying immense popularity, but with each passing decade, we’re farther and farther away from the age when Western themes, and the mystique of the ‘Wild West,’ were still within the living memory of many readers. A century later, modern readers are a bit reluctant to embrace Western themes, so basically, we’re appealing to more modern tastes by skewing our tales toward horror, and the fun aside is that we’re introducing the ‘Old West,’ its settings and themes, to readers who have never seen it.”
As to what people can expect for the series, Wolfer played things closer to the vest.
“Something darker and more ancient than Christianity [is] preying upon the people of San Leticia.”
Zorro, real name Don Diego de la Vega, debut in the 1919 novel The Curse of Capistrano written byJohnston McCulley. Zorro is a dashing, debonair expert swordsman, who uses his abilities “to avenge the helpless, to punish cruel politicians, to aid the oppressed”. Geez, where’s someone like Zorro in this day and age?