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About the author:
The creator of Zorro, Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) was born in Ottowa, Illinois, and raised in the neighboring town of Chilicothe. He began his writing career as a police reporter and became a prolific fiction author, filling thousands of pages of popular pulp magazines.
Southern California became a frequent backdrop for his fiction. His most notable use of the locale was in his adventures of Zorro, the masked highwayman who defended a pueblo’s citizens from an oppressive government.
He contributed to popular magazines of the day like Argosy, Western Story Magazine, Blue Book, Detective Story Magazine, and Rodeo Romances. Many of his novels were published in hardcover and paperback. Eventually he branched out into film and television screenplays.
His stable of series characters included The Crimson Clown, Thubway Tham, The Green Ghost, and The Thunderbolt. Zorro proved to be his most popular and enduring character, becoming the subject of numerous television programs, motion pictures, comic books, and cartoon programs.
McCulley assigned all Zorro rights to agent Mitchell Gertz, and retired to Los Angeles. McCulley passed away in 1958.
Zorro Rides Again
Bold Venture Press presents the complete original pulp adventures of Zorro! Volume three presents Zorro Rides Again, a full-length adventure never reprinted since its original 1931 publication.
With a shock of disbelief, the old Spanish California village heard that its friend Zorro was now attacking the weak and helpless! Hated by those who once worshiped him, hounded by the soldiery, the proud Zorro again becomes an outlaw to regain his stolen honor.
In addition to Zorro Rides Again, this edition includes eleven thrill-packed short stories, published as a continuing series in West, the legendary pulp fiction magazine. There’s action aplenty in “Zorro Draws His Blade” when the masked swordsman first duels with Sergeant Manuel Garcia.
Also: John E. Petty, film lecturer and pop culture author, examines Zorro’s exploits in Saturday matinee serials.
- Publication Date:
- 1537128965 / 9781537128962
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Action & Adventure