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Zorro. Zorro was created by Johnston McCulley (The Avenging Twins, Bat (II), Black Star, Jim Bodney, Crimson Clown, Captain Goodwin, Green Ghost, Richard Hughes, Man in Purple, Mongoose, Peter Noggins, Peanut Pete, Spider (I), Thubway Tham, Thunderbolt (I), Terry Trimble, Whirlwind) and appeared in eighty-one stories in All Story Weekly, Argosy, and West and two short story collections from 1919 through 1951, beginning with “The Curse of Capistrano” (All-Story Weekly, Aug. 9, 1919). In 1939 he appeared in an unauthorized Polish sequel, Jezdziec w Masce. Zorro #1-40, written by “Luigi Micuno,” the pseudonym of Ludwik Mickun-Micinski.
Zorro is a Costumed Avenger. He is Don Diego de la Vega, an aristocrat of Spanish descent in California in the early years of the 19th century. Almost all those who know de la Vega believe he is a foppish coward, but in reality this is only a pose. When necessary he will put on a black mask and become Zorro, “the fox,” to challenge wicked Mexican and American men and to see that right is done and wrong is defeated.
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