Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Death of Zorro #1

From Dynamite Entertainment and writer Ande Parks comes a team-up (of sorts) between two of Dynamite's biggest stars. Our story begins with an aging Don Diego de la Vega putting on the costume one more time when soldiers attack a nearby mission, and ends when news hits the comic's other masked man that the hero known as Zorro is dead.

Although I'm not a big fan of Esteve Polls' art, the issue does have a few things going for it. First, it gives us the Lone Ranger and Zorro in a single comic (although it fails to give us the two of the together in even a single panel, which is a bit of a disappointment). The presentation of Diego's final battle juxtaposed by the note he left his wife is also a nice touch.

All that said, too much of the issue centers around periphery characters which I doubt will play that big of a role in the rest of the series. As first issues go, especially for a five-issue mini-series, this one needs to deliver more up front. Hit-and-Miss.

[Dynamite, $3.99]

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