In the 19th century, California, as a part of Mexico, was ruled by tyrannical Spanish rulers. Zorro is a superhero from California who wears a mask and saves its people from the oppression. Although he is known as 'Zorro', in real life he's Don Diego De La Vega (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy nobleman of California. In a tragic twist of fate, Zorro's daughter Elena (Catherine Zeta Jones) is taken captive and raised by his enemy, the Spanish governor of California, Don Montero. The story is an unbelievable work of historical fiction rendered in graphic novel from and based on the 1998 movie.