Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
An incredible 200+ page hardcover tome of rare art, memorabilia, and long out of print tales!
90 backers pledged $6,298 to help bring this project to life.

About

100 Years of Zorro® project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$6,298

90

Stretch Goal #1 Achieved!  Thank you!
Stretch Goal #1 Achieved! Thank you!

2019 is the 100th anniversary of Johnston McCulley's essential first Zorro story, The Curse of Capistrano, in which the world was introduced to Zorro, The Masked Avenger! For 100 years, fans have enjoyed the heroic exploits of this masked hero of the people. Zorro has thrived through every medium - novels, radio, film, comics, stage, and television.  The character has influenced the creation of many other modern day heroic characters as well, including most famously, Batman! 

Zorro Swords of Hell #1 from American Mythology
Zorro Swords of Hell #1 from American Mythology

In honor of the centennial celebration of Zorro, American Mythology is creating a one-of-a-kind historical tome that collects long out of print and lost to time classic Zorro artwork from entertainment, publishing, and collectibles.  The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger is THE Zorro collectible for fans of this iconic character.  Filled with over 200 pages of rare art, photos, posters, memorabilia, and more, the volume is the perfect gift for the comics and movie fan or Zorro fanatic in your life!

The Incredible Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Edition Hard Cover
The Incredible Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Edition Hard Cover

Zorro is beloved all over the world and is recognized in virtually every country.  We are reaching out to Zorro fans worldwide to help us bring this essential tome of Zorro lore and history to life.  Through this labor of love we are creating a very special book, one that is made for fans to celebrate this incredible milestone.  Very few characters have had the personal impact on people's lives like Zorro has.  The action, adventure, and joy of his exploits are the cornerstone of this classic character.

“Zorro is the hero we aspire to be, as a person willing to endanger themselves by fighting for the weak, while never seeing those they protect as anything less than themselves.”  -S.L. Gallant, Artist


The Mark of Zorro Deluxe (Die Cut Foil Stamped Dust Jacketed Ed) and Standard Edition!
The Mark of Zorro Deluxe (Die Cut Foil Stamped Dust Jacketed Ed) and Standard Edition!

*Kickstarter Exclusives*

Exclusives!  When you purchase any print level reward you will receive the exclusive four card promo set of RRParks Zorro 100 Years Trading Cards! These wonderful promotional cards are very rare, and are a special thank you to our Kickstarter supporters.  

The exclusive four card promotional set of Zorro Trading Cards! Only available through this Kickstarter!
The exclusive four card promotional set of Zorro Trading Cards! Only available through this Kickstarter!

*Sneak Peek*

Everyone enjoys a peek behind the curtain.  This is an exclusive early look at a selection of the design pages from this incredible book! These are not final images and they do not include the text that will be featured in the volume, but they are a wonderful sneak-peek at this masterpiece coming together.  Enjoy!

*Stretch Goals*

We are proud to announce that there will be stretch goals to thank all the incredible Zorro fans for helping us to get this important project funded!  The goals will be announced as we unlock them...for now we will leave you with these targets:

STRETCH GOAL #1 - $5000   ***ACHIEVED*** When we reach this level we'll unlock the first goal!  Hint...it is going to be a unique enhancement to every Kickstarter edition!

Here it is - at the $5000 level we will have the author autograph every Kickstarter copy! We've arranged to have James Kuhoric sign every print edition we fill. This will be the only place to get this signed exclusive edition. We appreciate each and every fan that helped make this project possible.  And we're looking forward to giving you a very special book that you can enjoy for years to come. Thank you!

The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger author James Kuhoric will sign every Kickstarter edition copy as our first stretch goal gift!
The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger author James Kuhoric will sign every Kickstarter edition copy as our first stretch goal gift!

STRETCH GOAL #2 - $6500   When we reach this level, everyone who has pledged at the digital level and above will receive a free digital copy of AM Archives The Mark of Zorro #1 comic book!  This is the very first Zorro comic book and is a great addition for anyone interested in the origins of the hero.  

Check out this and all of our Zorro comics at: http://www.americanmythology.net/shop
Check out this and all of our Zorro comics at: http://www.americanmythology.net/shop

STRETCH GOAL #3 - $7500  To be revealed...


*Reward Levels*

Pledge $25 or more  Digital Edition Mark of Zorro

Fan sneak peek level - you'll receive a digital PDF of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book months before it is in print or available elsewhere!  

INCLUDES:  Digital PDF Download Copy of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Art Book


Pledge $40 or more  The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Hardcover Ed

Hot off the presses - a beautiful Kickstarter configuration limited edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book! This hardcover edition features an awesome cover image comprised of dozens of lost Zorro images from comic book and pulp covers! At this level you will also receive the set of four exclusive Zorro Trading Promo Cards!  Kickstarter supporters at this level get the digital PDF art book download as well!  Purchases of the book at retail will not include a PDF download of the digital edition.  This is a $80 package value!

INCLUDES:  Mark of Zorro:100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book, Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Zorro Promotional Trading Cards!


Pledge $40 or more  The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Standard Mass Market Hardcover Ed

The beautiful pulp-inspired mass market standard edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book! This hardcover edition features a nostalgic photo cover that really captures the essence of Zorro!  At this level you will also receive the set of four exclusive Zorro Trading Promo Cards!  Kickstarter supporters at this level get the digital PDF download as well!  Purchases of the book at retail will not include a PDF download of the digital edition.  This is a $80 package value!

INCLUDES:  Digital PDF Download Copy of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger, Mark of Zorro Standard Ed HC Art Book, Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Promo Zorro Trading Cards!


Pledge $65 or more  The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger KS Ed + 8 American Mythology Zorro Print Comics!

At this level, we add 8 awesome American Mythology Zorro comics to the mix - Zorro: Swords of Hell #1-4 and Zorro: Legendary Adventures #1-4 ! To make it even sweeter, at least one issue from Swords of Hell will be a super-limited edition Alex Toth cover! Also includes the exclusive Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed Hardcover and the digital download pdf! In all this is a $125 value package!

INCLUDES:  8 Zorro Comics (SOH #1-4 & Legendary Adv #1-4), The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book, Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Zorro Promotional Trading Cards!


Pledge $70 or more  Deluxe Collector's Edition The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Limited Foil Die Cut Cover 

This is the ultimate edition - perfect for gift giving season!  It is a beautiful 400-copy limited edition that features an exclusive foil-stamped and die cut dust jacket!  This edition comes shrink wrapped with download codes for an ebook of the original Zorro novel, The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley and the very first Zorro film (The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks (1920), as well as a beautiful 8"x10" limited edition reproduction of classic Zorro art, suitable for framing.  Also includes the exclusive Kickstarter Zorro Promo Trading Cards set and the digital download art book PDF!

INCLUDES:  Deluxe Edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Hardcover - Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print), Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Set of 4 Zorro Kickstarter Promotional Trading Cards!


Pledge $99 or more  Deluxe Collector's Edition The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Limited Foil Die Cut Cover with 8 American Mythology Zorro Rare Print Comics!

A plethora of Zorro goodness! Give the ultimate Zorro gift package - The Deluxe Collector's Edition The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Limited Foil Die-Cut Cover (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print) and eight hard-to-find limited edition Zorro comics including Zorro: Swords of Hell #1-4  B&W Toth Cover Editions & Zorro Legendary Adventures #1-4 B&W Collectors Editions! To make the ultimate package - all eight editions are the hard-to-find collector's covers (worth $80 by themselves!). Also includes the Mark of Zorro Download PDFand 4 Zorro Kickstarter Promo Cards! In all this is a $190 value package!

INCLUDES:  Deluxe Edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Hardcover- Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print), Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, Exclusive Set of 4 Zorro KS Cards, and eight hard-to-find Limited Edition Zorro Print Comics.


*Add Ons*

Do you want some extra goodies with your pledge?  We can add virtually anything that American Mythology has to offer to your order!  Just email us direct through Kickstarter and we'll coordinate the correct amount to add in.  Here are just a few examples of what you could get:

-Zorro Swords of Hell #1-#4 Alex Toth 1/350 limited edition set  ($40)

-Zorro Legendary Adventures #1-4 Readers set ($16)

-Zorro Legendary Adventures Book 2 #1-4 Readers set ($16)

-Extra Set of Exclusive Zorro Promo Cards (set of 4)  ($8)

-Edgar Rice Burroughs Fear on Four Worlds Reader Set - Includes Carson of Venus #1, Moon Maid #1, Pellucidar #1, and The Land That Time Forgot #1  ($16)

-Stargate Atlantis Readers Set #1-12  ($40)

-Stargate Universe Readers Set #1-6  ($20)

-Stargate Complete Readers Set (22 comics!)  ($50)

-Underdog Readers Set (5 issues) ($20)

Risks and challenges

The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger is a 100% authorized and licensed official Zorro product working in conjunction with Zorro Productions, Inc.

The design work on The Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Art book is 3/4 completed and well under way to go to press. The main challenge is raising the funds needed to start the presses on this awesome project. We've done everything we can to source the best quality printer and have a partner that will produce a beautiful book!

If we can get funded, this project will make it possible for us to start the presses and move the project one step closer to reality! That is where we need your help the most. We have every expectation that we can get the book done on schedule and get your perks on the way as promised. The printed art book won't be ready until the beginning of November, but our supporters will see the book long before everyone else with an exclusive download PDF of the book!

We can't wait to share this fantastic book with you. Thanks for reading and thanks for your support. We couldn't do it without you!

Zorro © 2019 Zorro Productions, Inc.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Digital Edition Mark of Zorro

    Pledge $25 or more Digital Edition Mark of Zorro

    Fan sneak peek level - you'll receive a digital PDF of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book months before it is in print or available elsewhere!

    INCLUDES: Digital PDF Download Copy of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Art Book

    Includes:
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    Mark of Zorro Kickstarter Hard Cover Ed

    Hot off the presses - a beautiful Kickstarter configuration limited edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book! This hardcover edition features an awesome cover image comprised of dozens of lost Zorro images from comic book and pulp covers! At this level you will also receive the set of four exclusive Zorro Trading Promo Cards! Kickstarter supporters at this level get the digital PDF art book download as well! Purchases of the book at retail will not include a PDF download of the digital edition. This is a $80 package value!

    INCLUDES: Mark of Zorro:100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book, Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Zorro Promotional Trading Cards!

    Includes:
    • Mark of Zorro Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    • Exclusive Kickstarter set of 4 Promo Zoro Trading Cards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    29 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    Mark of Zorro Standard Hard Cover Ed

    Pledge $40 or more The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Standard Mass Market Hardcover Ed

    The beautiful pulp-inspired mass market standard edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger art book! This hardcover edition features a nostalgic photo cover that really captures the essence of Zorro! At this level you will also receive the set of four exclusive Zorro Trading Promo Cards! Kickstarter supporters at this level get the digital PDF download as well! Purchases of the book at retail will not include a PDF download of the digital edition. This is a $80 package value!

    INCLUDES: Digital PDF Download Copy of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger, Mark of Zorro Standard Ed HC Art Book, Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Promo Zorro Trading Cards!

    Includes:
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    • Mark of Zorro Standard Ed HC Art Book
    • Exclusive Kickstarter set of 4 Promo Zoro Trading Cards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 65 or more About US$ 65

    Mark of Zorro KS Ed + 8 AM Zorro Comics!

    Pledge $65 or more The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger KS Ed + 8 American Mythology Zorro Print Comics!

    At this level, we add 8 awesome American Mythology Zorro comics to the mix - Zorro: Swords of Hell #1-4 and Zorro: Legendary Adventures #1-4 ! To make it even sweeter, at least one issue from Swords of Hell will be a super-limited edition Alex Toth cover! Also includes the exclusive Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed Hardcover and the digital download pdf! In all this is a $125 value package!

    INCLUDES: 8 Zorro Comics (SOH #1-4 & Legendary Adv #1-4), The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book, Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Kickstarter Set of 4 Zorro Promotional Trading Cards!

    Includes:
    • 8 Zorro Comics (SOH #1-4 & Legendary Adv #1-4)
    • Mark of Zorro Kickstarter Ed HC Art Book
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    • Exclusive Kickstarter set of 4 Promo Zoro Trading Cards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 70 or more About US$ 70

    Dlx Ed Mark of Zorro Foil Die Cut Cvr

    Pledge $70 or more Deluxe Collector's Ed The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Ltd Foil Die Cut Cvr

    This is the ultimate edition - perfect for gift giving season! It is a beautiful 400-copy limited edition that features an exclusive foil-stamped and die-cut dust jacket! This edition comes shrink wrapped with download codes for an ebook of the original Zorro novel, The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley and the very first Zorro film (The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks (1920), as well as a beautiful 8"x10" limited edition reproduction of classic Zorro art, suitable for framing. Also includes the exclusive Kickstarter Zorro Promo Trading Cards set and the digital download art book PDF!

    INCLUDES: Deluxe Edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Hardcover - Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print), Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Set of 4 Zorro KS Cards

    Includes:
    • Deluxe Edition Mark of Zorro Hardcover - Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    • Exclusive Kickstarter set of 4 Promo Zoro Trading Cards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    Mark of Zorro Deluxe Collector Level

    Pledge $99 or more Deluxe Collector's Ed The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Ltd Foil Die Cut Cvr +8 American Mythology Zorro Rare Print Comics!

    A plethora of Zorro goodness! Give the ultimate Zorro gift package - The Deluxe Collector's Edition The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Limited Foil Die-Cut Cover (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print) and 8 Zorro comics including Zorro: Swords of Hell #1-4 & Zorro Legendary Adventures #1-4! To make the ultimate package - all 8 editions of the hard-to-find collector's covers (worth $80 by themselves!). Also includes the Mark of Zorro Download pdf and 4 Zorro Kickstarter Promo Cards! In all this is a $190 value package!

    INCLUDES: Deluxe Edition of The Mark of Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger Hardcover- Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket (including ebook, film download, and 8"x10" Zorro art print), Digital PDF Download Copy of Mark of Zorro Art Book, and Exclusive Set of 4 Zorro KS Cards

    Includes:
    • Deluxe Edition Mark of Zorro Hardcover - Foil Die Cut Dust Jacket
    • Digital pdf download copy of Mark of Zorro
    • Exclusive Kickstarter set of 4 Promo Zoro Trading Cards
    • 8 Hard To Find Limited Edition Zorro Print Comics ($80 Value)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 29 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (14 days)