It’s been a little while, but here we are, back again for issue #3 of my Vintage Comic Throwdowns comic book cover series. This week I pit two giants of classic literature together in the same adventure. I don’t think these two have ever met, but if they haven’t, they really should have.
This week, in Cavalcade Comics #3, feast your hungry eyeballs on The 3 Musketeers Meet Zorro.
I love this matchup. And for those that are curious, the main comic book cover that made up this masterpiece was Marvel Classics #12 from 1976 (left). It took me a while to find a pic of Zorro that totally fit what I was trying to do. I finally got Zorro from the cover of Zorro: The Classic Adventures by Alex Toth Volume 2.
The logos, clearly, came from elsewhere. I didn’t think the Marvel logo above looked classic enough. The 3 Musketeers logo I used actually came from DC Special #22 which, awesomely enough, featured a 3 Musketeers/Robin Hood cover. Which is interesting because that was my original idea. Have the 3 Musketeers meet Robin Hood. So, when I saw DC had several DC Specials with them on the cover, I decided to use Zorro instead. As a footnote, I don’t think those 3 Musketeer/Robin Hood DC Special stories are crossovers, I think they are issues with separate stories for each character. Essentially they’re reprinting old Golden Age stories from Robin Hood Tales and early Brave & the Bold issues that featured Robin Hood and pairing them with some new and old Musketeer stories.
I think the Zorro logo I used comes from the Dynamite Comics Zorro series.
So that’s issue #3 of Cavalcade Comics. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been on sort of an unscheduled hiatus lately due to real life kicking my ass. I got things brewing, trust me, I just got to finish those things and get them posted. Stay tuned.