Monday, July 16, 2012

The COMPLETE Adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley !!

OK, this is REALLY BIG news!

ZORRO - THE MASTERS EDITION is back - from a new publisher - in a new format - and this time it looks like the dream of seeing the complete Zorro canon published in matching volumes will become a reality.

As you may know, Johnston McCulley's first Zorro novel, "The Curse of Capistrano" (aka The Mark of Zorro) has been in print almost without interruption since it's first appearance in 1919. What many people don't know is that over the next forty years, McCulley wrote four more Zorro novels and 59 shorter adventures. The reason folks don't know is that many of these stories have never been reprinted, and those that have are mighty hard to come by.

So here's the good news: Classic Heroes of Hohenfurch, Germany, has been granted permission by Zorro Productions Inc to publish the entire series in both English and German editions. The books will be limited edition hardcovers (5.8 x 8.3 inches) featuring all of the original pulp art, plus new covers by Joel F. Naprstek.

Leading off the series will be The Further Adventures of Zorro, the action-packed sequel to The Mark of Zorro that first appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1922. The novel finds Don Diego Vega ready to get married and give up adventuring for good, until his betrothed is kidnapped by pirates. So Zorro returns, and believe me  -- he's pissed. It's Zorro vs. Pirates. What could be better?

The book will sell for $24.95 plus $8 postage, and be available ONLY through the Classic Heroes website. You can place an order now, and even subscribe to the whole series, by clicking right HERE.

P.S. Classic Heroes is also planning a series of Zorro comic book and comic strip reprints, but I'll save the details for another post.

6 comments:

Deka Black said...

When a hero is pissed is when the villains should fear

Oscar said...

That Masters Edition has a nice cover. He gets the girl after all the swashbuckling.

Richard R. said...

I'm pretty sure I've read that one with the pirates, though there is more than one with them in it. Still, I can't resist, I'm in.

Richard R. said...

I'm signed up and they have acknowledged my subscription. I'm told if all goes well, they hope to have a new volume every 2-3 months.

Evan Lewis said...

You have proven yourself a man of impeccable taste, Mr. R.

Randy Johnson said...

I'm in as well. The newsletter was a mistake though. I don't speak or read German.