Review: Released this past week has been Dynamites new series ‘Lady Zorro,’ which is not a replacement for their regular ‘Zorro’ title, but more of partner for it.
The fist issue lays quite a lot of groundwork for what is to come. As ever in the Spanish owned province of Los Angeles their is much corruption and greed and several farmers have seen their homes torched to the ground by the newest oppressive regime.
Enter Esperanza a lady who has issues with the current vile rulers of her province and a quest to avenge her murdered family.
The opening issues continues on from events depicted in ‘Zorro Rides Again’ issues 10 through 12 and sees Esperanza doing a bit of spy work while attending a party with some of the elite, but when caught all hell as it inevitably often does, breaks loose.
The first issue does much to set things up. We’re made familiar with Esperanza’s past via flash backs and a little narration at the start and for fans of the original Zorro there is a brief cameo where he is being the voice of reason.
The opening issue has pretty much done its job in that I am curious enough to want to buy further issues to find out what else Esperanza will get up to before her mission is complete.
This is a testament to Alex de Campi who teases us with just the right mix of drama and action to keep us wanting more.
The art by Rey Villegas is really clean. Some awesome line work and the Lady Zorro boasts an impressive cleavage that most glamour models would be seriously jealous of.
The colour work by Morgan Hickman was also really nice and worked well with the art. I think it conveyed a pretty good feel for what you’d imagine it was like in Los Angeles back when it was under the rule of the Spanish Dons.
As a fan of the old Zorro series as well as the many Zorro movies. I was a little curious to know how a female version of the character would play and this book as her introduction works well. I particularly liked that we didn’t get to see her put on the legendary mask until the end of the first issue.
I’m giving this a 5/5. Simply put I want more and I want it now.
Written By: Ian Cullen