Zorro #1: Scars! (Zorro Papercutz Graphic Novels)

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"Scars!" is a Zorro adventure, a graphic novel featuring fierce battles with deadly foes and intense romance with a mysterious beauty, all set against the savage landscape of the untamed wilds of the Old West.

Zorro seeks to find safe haven for Eulalia Bandini, a woman who dared defied the powerful Capitan Monasterio to save Zorro. But no matter how far north Zorro and Eulalia ride, Monasterio and his men are not far behind. Yet Zorro still stops to save Theirry and Amelie Besson, a middle-ages mapmaker and his wife, from the clutches of the cadaverous Ripklaw and his master, Lucifer Trapp!

Discover the shocking reason why Trapp wants Besson dead; see the romantic tension increase between Zorro and Eulalia; see Zorro battling all along the breath-taking yet deadly beauty of Yellowstone. It all builds to Zorro's climatic battle to the death with Ripklaw on an ice bridge, while an earthquake threatens to kill everyone!

Ages 8 to 12.

Papercutz is the exciting new graphic novel publisher that's building a huge following among the next generation of comics fans. Even the most reluctant readers are becoming addicted to the Papercutz approach of giving classic characters a modern makeover! Each Papercutz graphic novel features comics stories drawn in the style of the popular Japanese comics known as manga, and beautifully rendered with state of the art color. While educators rave about the high quality of the Papercutz writing and artwork, readers 8 and up are simply enjoying the great adventures found in each fun-filled volume. Be sure to check out other Papercutz titles such as Nancy Drew, Totally Spies, and The Hardy Boys.

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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.

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Grade 6 Up–In this series of adventures designed to tie in to the recent movie, Zorro is paired with beautiful, rebellious, and dramatically purple-haired Eulalia Bandini. The book opens with the two of them riding through the hot springs of Yellowstone, on the run from Capitan Monasterio. The artwork occasionally verges toward an anime look, especially when female characters are angry or surprised. The writing is fine for conveying the basic plot, but there are several awkward expositional moments when backstory is apparently needed in a hurry. This leads to characters saying odd things like, Doesn't matter how heavy you are when you're a curator in a museum in St. Louis. Then again, readers don't pick up a Zorro graphic novel because they're looking for a great work of literature. They pick it up because they're looking for fight scenes, and plenty of them. This book definitely delivers, with swords and guns galore. The backdrop also adds to the dramatic tension, with cliffs, waterfalls, and geysers at every turn. Then there are scenes of James Bondian improbability, such as the chase that takes place on skis while zooming down a mountain. The ensuing swordfight is made even more dramatic when the good guys have to outrun their pursuers and the avalanche that is threatening to overtake them. Readers looking for edge-of-your-seat adventures will certainly find them here.–Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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