Monday, April 21, 2014


From the press release:

Originally introduced from Matt Wagner's epic Zorro Rides Again epic series, comes Lady Zorro #1 this July from Dynamite Entertainment!  The series is written by Alex De Campi, working with Dynamite for the first time.  Lady Zorro #1 is drawn by Rey Villegas and has a beautiful cover by Joseph Michael Linsner. Other cover incentives include a Steampunk cover by Sergio Fernandez Davila and a special retailer shared exclusive variant cover by Joseph Cooper!

"I'm thrilled to be able to take on Lady Zorro," says writer Alex De Campi.  "She's such a clean slate, having only appeared in three issues of the main Zorro book, and as a kid who grew up devouring swashbuckling adventure stories, being able to have my own lady heroine with a sword is like a dream come true.  For those that don't know much about her, she's a Spanish gal whose family was killed by soldiers and, burning with vengeance, she decides she will become... a fox (Zorro means "fox" in Spanish).  Unlike the noble, never-kills-if-he-can-help-it Zorro, Lady Zorro is a bit more bloodthirsty.  We're joining her in exile up the coast of California, where she is cultivating roses... and forgiveness."

In the new series, Lady Zorro is called back to Alta California to recover a sacred Indian war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers.  Only she can stop an all-out war across the ranchos, and more deaths like the one that consumed her family…if she can stay on the mission.  When an opportunity for ultimate vengeance presents itself, can she ignore it?  Will the raging fire that drives Lady Zorro consume her... and all of Alta California with it?  What follows is a violent, sexy tale of intrigue and swashbuckling as the female Fox must use all her wits and skills to get herself out of trouble.

De Campi expands upon the premise, "A wicked Spanish countess is buying up the local ranchos and has hired German mercenaries to wipe out indigenous peoples so she can have a vast cattle ranch.  The evil countess has even tried to get her hands on Zorro's estates, so he must go back to Spain to try to stop her.  But before he leaves, he recruits Lady Zorro to pick up her sword and mask once more, and steal back the important Indian artifact that would hopefully avert war between the Spanish settlers and the Indians."

"I've wanted to work with Alex De Campi for quite a while," adds Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Lady Zorro is a new character with endless possibilities, and there's no better writer than Alex to spearhead Lady Zorro into the future!"

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