American Mythology announced the return of the swashbuckling hero Zorro to comics, just ahead of the character’s 100-year anniversary.

American Mythology will take Zorro in a new direction, fighting demons, vampires, and other paranormal evil, beginning in Zorro: Swords of Hell, the first miniseries launching on July 25. The series will be written by David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and illustrated by Roy Allan Martinez(Immortal Iron Fist, House of M)The first issue will feature a main cover by Martinez, with a “Demon Fury” Variant by S. L Gallant, a “Classic Nostalgia” variant by Jon Pinto, a “Visions of Zorro” limited edition variant by Alex Toth (limit 450), and a blank sketch variant.

Wealthy playboy Don Diego de la Vega, or rather his secret alter-ego Zorro, has just defeated the evil Alcalde Quintero. But even as he celebrates, a dark power rises in Alta California, awakened by Quintero’s defeat. Now a horde of demonic horsemen have been unleashed, and Zorro is the only one who can stop this demonic blight before Hell is unleashed on Earth.

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