Who is Zorro? If you're not familiar, he's a legendary righter of wrongs, much like Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Zorro, though, is a bit more clever and chooses to do his work with a blend of espionage and masked crusading for the people who live around him in the early days of Mexican California. Here, then, is a heroic man of property and esteem who uses his power to do good for those less fortunate and thumb his nose and raise his rapier against those who would attempt to crush them under their pretentious boots.
Starting out as a pulp series written by Johnston McCulley based on legends about such notable historical figures as Tiburcio Vásquez, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina, and Joaquin Murrieta, Zorro was made a more notable hero through the Disney TV series that aired on ABC originally and later entered syndication on the company's own station for many years before featuring heavily in European and Mexican films internationally. He was also later featured in two successful films starring Antonio Banderas, who played a man being groomed to take over the mantel of the masked fox and brought Zorro back into the public consciousness in a broader way.
Zorro, clearly, is a hero for the ages, and readily captures the human need for hope in the midst of oppression. What better time, then, than our current chaotic age for there to be further tales about such a hero? As the blurb for Star-Fox: Adventures of Zorro Across Time and Dimension indicates, justice comes in many forms and adventure knows no bounds, and so each author took it upon themselves to take the Zorro legend and mold it to fit a new world and often a new persona for the masked man, offering us fresh angles on the familiar legend. For a look at the book and a sample of its stories please visit the link at Amazon here: