So what is the popular feeling, now that we are two issues in? Obviously, Matanzas is not in the same continuity as DE's regular Zorro series. The character of Bernardo proves that. It comes from an earlier continuity. I am a long-time fan of Don McGregor's writing (all the way back to his never-equalled "Panther's Rage"). I was also a loyal fan of his Zorro stories back in Topps Comics in the early 1990s. Which brings me to Matanzas. This really is just a continuation of the Topps storyline: Machete, Don Ramon, his sister Anita, Moonstalker. These all either appear or are mentioned in Matanzas #2 and all were regular players in the Topps run. For me, that makes Matanzas very enjoyable. It is picking up on a storyline that has been on hold since the Topps series folded. I just wonder if Lady Rawhide will make an appearance...
But I would like to know how new readers are reacting. Were you puzzled by the introduction of the blind Don Ramon? The already-exisiting enmity between Zorro and Machete? Were you wondering why Diego's father seems so angered by a cartoon drawing? The Topps readers know that was a fight brewing for a couple issues...albeit almost a decade ago in real time. Is this special series really only able to be enjoyed by old fogeys like me who remember the Topps series or can you come to the story fresh and still enjoy it?
"Age is not defined by years, but by regrets....I'm an old man now." --The Fighting Yank