Williamsburg Regional Library

Zorro's shadow, how a Mexican legend became America's first superhero, Stephen J. C. Andes - trade paperback

"Historian and Latin American studies expert Stephen J. C. Andes investigates the legends behind the mask of Zorro, describing how the stories of William Lamport and Joaquín Murrieta influenced the development of the masked hero in black, and revealing Zorro as the Latinx inspiration for today's iconic superheroes"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Preface: Who is America's first superhero? -- Part I: Ghosts -- The statue -- The pyre -- The legend of Don Guillen de Lampart -- Welcome to the Hotel Zorro! -- Back to the desert -- Mexican argonaut -- I am Joaquín -- The return of the head of Joaquín Murrieta -- Part II: Masks -- Writer behind the mask -- The blood of Lolita Pulido -- Becoming Zorro -- The mark of Douglas Fairbanks -- Zorro in la la land -- The lone ranger: or, how Zorro gets whitewashed -- Fox does the fox -- Disneylandia -- Guy Williams becomes Zorro -- Zorro, alias Batman -- Zorro reborn -- Epilogue: Zorro in an alternate nerdverse
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
x, 276 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (some color), 24 cm

Library Locations

  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US