[Baltimore, Maryland] – Continuing the yearlong celebration of the swashbuckling sensation and hero to millions, American Mythology proudly brings fans a new art book, The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger! This meticulously-crafted homage to Johnston McCulley’s iconic hero promises to have something for everyone, from the casual to the most dedicated of fans.
The comic book publisher has been of the forefront of the icon’s celebration, kicking off the year with a brand new Western-horror series featuring Zorro to the delight of the character’s legions of fans. The company’s ‘Swords of Hell’ storyline has been met with rave reviews, and fans are loving Zorro’s “Legendary Adventures,” bringing classic stories to readers for the first time in English. The centenarian swordsman shows no signs of slowing up as the publisher revs up for the next half of the year, promising to end the celebration with even more heart-pounding tales to astound.
What better way to commemorate an event a century in the making than a souvenir for fans to remember the once in a lifetime event? Which is why American Mythology is also running a new Kickstarter campaign to help bring fans of the “Fox” together to show their love and support for the project. The Kickstarter will highlight the publisher’s plan to bring the massive 200+ page collection to life, featuring riches to include rare art from pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! The Mark of Zorro – 100 Years of the Masked Avenger promises to be a beautifully-crafted love letter to the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace comics and film.
The Kickstarter project is scheduled to go live Wednesday 5/22/19 with an assortment of participation levels to pique the interest of fans young and old. Fans can visit the Kickstarter page here to get the exclusive edition hardcover book and the limited-edition promotional Zorro Trading Card set, which is only available to orders through the venue: 100 Years of Zorro!
The project is being written by Spike TV Award-winning comic book veteran James Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash / Six Million Dollar Man), who promises to give fans all the Zorro goodness they crave with a comprehensive history of the character starting from the very beginning in 1919, when the masked avenger first rode onto the scene. Design duties will be handled by graphic designer Jason Ullmeyer, who has worked on projects as diverse as Django / Zorro, The Green Hornet, The Bionic Man, and The Dresden Files.
ABOUT ZORRO PRODUCTIONS INC.
Zorro Productions Inc. controls the worldwide trademarks and copyrights in the name, visual likeness and the character of Zorro. The brand is represented worldwide for all media and ancillary products direct and through a network of agents. John Gertz, President and CEO, has been guiding the brand for over forty years through major films, television, stage productions, videogames, publishing projects, licensing/merchandising and promotions with thousands of licensed products. The corporate offices are located in Berkeley, California. http://www.zorro.com
ABOUT AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY:
American Mythology is the product of over two decades of hard-earned experience in marketing, development, printing, distributing, and creating best-selling editorial in the comic book field. Supported by a veteran, award-winning team of artists, writers, and creative contributors, American Mythology develops a rapidly-growing title base that encompasses pop culture icons of the past six decades, top shelf children’s entertainment, and original, cutting-edge contemporary fiction. Representative titles include Zorro, Oggy & the Cockroaches, Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges, Underdog, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Hatchet, just to name a few.