Don McGregor has written in almost every genre the comics have to offer. He broke into comics doing Creepy and Eerie at Warren in the early 70s. He then got an editorial job over at Marvel, continued in horror with Morbius, picked up superheroes with Luke Cage and the Black Panther (which he'd revisit at least 2 more times establishing himself as the definitive Black Panther writer) and did a little science fiction with a character called Killraven. He also created Sabre at Eclipse, the first graphic novel to be sold in comic stores. He then created the beloved Detectives, Inc., Ragamuffins, Alexander Risk, and Nathaniel Dusk - all critically acclaimed works.
Just in time to coincide with the release of the new Antonio Banderas picture, the infamous Zorro, the Robin Hood of colonial California, is marking his Z across the pages of a new comic book series. Zorro is far from his home in this adventure: after young Eulalia Bandini saves Zorro's life, she is forced to flee California with the masked hero. Eulalia bears a scar across her cheek from her heroic act and must face the fact that she will never be the beauty she once was. She and Zorro hide from their pursuers among the unpredictable geysers of Yellowstone. There they meet an old cartographer and his plucky wife who have run afoul of the local trappers. Together they must survive hunters, wolves and the ferocious landscape that surrounds them. McGregor's story is light on plot and character, dwelling instead on improbable ski chases and swashbuckling. By placing the story so far from Zorro's normal locale, McGregor has removed all the familiar quirks of the character. The only thing that makes this a Zorro story is his costume. Lima's manga-influenced art is sufficiently cartoony to capture the intended audience, but this piece of fluff is mainly for people who just can't get enough of Zorro. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.