It’s kind of insane to think that Zorro is 100 years old. Then you think about how little Bruce Wayne was watching a Zorro movie 80 years ago and I guess it all kinda makes sense. American Mythology is celebrating the masked swashbuckler with its new art book, The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger! It looks pretty amazing and you can learn more about it below.
Zorro Celebrates a Century of Heroism with the Ultimate Art Book!
Continuing the yearlong celebration of the swashbuckling sensation and hero to millions, American Mythology proudly brings fans a new art book, The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger! This meticulously-crafted homage to Johnston McCulley’s iconic hero promises to have something for everyone, from the casual to the most dedicated of fans.
The comic book publisher has been of the forefront of the icon’s celebration, kicking off the year with a brand new Western-horror series featuring Zorro to the delight of the character’s legions of fans. The company’s ‘Swords of Hell’ storyline has been met with rave reviews, and fans are loving Zorro’s “Legendary Adventures,” bringing classic stories to readers for the first time in English. The centenarian swordsman shows no signs of slowing up as the publisher revs up for the next half of the year, promising to end the celebration with even more heart-pounding tales to astound.
What better way to commemorate an event a century in the making than a souvenir for fans to remember the once in a lifetime event? Which is why American Mythology is also running a new Kickstarter campaign to help bring fans of the “Fox” together to show their love and support for the project. The Kickstarter will highlight the publisher’s plan to bring the massive 200+ page collection to life, featuring riches to include rare art from pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger promises to be a beautifully-crafted love letter to the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace comics and film.
The Kickstarter project is scheduled to go live Wednesday 5/22/19 with an assortment of participation levels to pique the interest of fans young and old. Fans can visit the Kickstarter page here to get the exclusive edition hardcover book and the limited-edition promotional Zorro Trading Card set, which is only available to orders through the venue: https://tinyurl.com/yyewhnd5
The project is being written by Spike TV Award-winning comic book veteran James Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash / Six Million Dollar Man), who promises to give fans all the Zorro goodness they crave with a comprehensive history of the character starting from the very beginning in 1919, when the masked avenger first rode onto the scene. Design duties will be handled by graphic designer Jason Ullmeyer, who has worked on projects as diverse as Django / Zorro, The Green Hornet, The Bionic Man, and The Dresden Files.