Eisner-Nominated Writer/Artist Ibrahim Moustafa’s COUNT is a Sci-Fi Adaptation of Classic Revenge Tale The Count of Monte Cristo
COUNT is the first of a Three-Book Deal with Iconic Publisher Humanoids
(March 11, 2021) Humanoids, the Los Angeles-based publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, will publish Eisner-nominated writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa’s graphic novel COUNT, a bold, science-fiction adaptation of the classic story The Count of Monte Cristo, on March 16, 2021. The book is being published as part of a three-book deal between Moustafa and Humanoids.
COUNT follows the adventures of one Redxan Samud. Framed for treason and wrongfully imprisoned at the hands of a jealous and corrupt magistrate, Samud escapes his breathtaking hover-prison with only one thing on his mind: revenge. Samud sets out to dismantle the lives of those who have wronged him, disguised as a Man of Status with a newfound fortune at his disposal and his Automaton Retainer Unit (Aru) by his side. But as collateral damage accumulates, Samud is caught between using his new fortune for the good of the people or pursuing the revenge he so desperately desires.
“Humanoids has always been at the forefront of publishing beautifully produced, imaginative graphic novels,” said Ibrahim Moustafa. “I’m incredibly honored to have COUNT added to that pantheon and grateful for a long-term commitment to publish more of the kinds of stories I’d like to tell.”
COUNT features colors by Brad Simpson (Crone, Stray Dogs), letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (PanelxPanel, Undone by Blood), and was edited by Rob Levin.