Every fan or collector is always hoping to stumble across some treasure that everyone else has overlooked. Why-oh-why can I never find a mint copy of Fantastic Four #1 at the local garage sales?
It wasn’t Fantastic Four #1, but when I found Chasing After Zorro by Britt Lomond at a local church’s local book sale last month, I did find something special. This is an actor’s recollections of his time on the 1950s Disney TV Show Zorro. Lomond played the bad guy in the first couple of seasons of this show. (Although I learned that Walt Disney had wanted to cast him as the hero originally.)
Disney+ just put this Zorro show up on their streaming service, and you know what? It’s pretty good! To celebrate this, I excerpted a few chapters of the book in last week’s columns. And as it turns out – it’s very difficult to find a copy of this book. Collectors have seemingly paid several hundred dollars to get their hands on a copy.
So in response to fan requests (I think from fans who have been looking for this book for a while), I wanted to excerpt a little more of Chasing After Zorro. Here’s Lomond’s thoughts on episode #2, entitled “Zorro’s Secret Passage”. It’s kind of the story about how Zorro sets up his version of the Batcave: Continue reading “With Further Ado #220: More Chasing After Zorro”