An Afrofuturist, fully colored, illustrated graphic-novel retelling of Alexandre Dumas’s classic 19th-century novel The Count of Monte Cristo, from writer Ayize Jama-Everett and award-winning artist Tristan Roach
A bold retelling of Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, The Last Count of Monte Cristo is a speculative update that pushes the narrative into a future hundreds of years after the polar ice caps have melted and submerged our planet into a new era of technology and culture.
This futuristic reinterpretation revisits the original inspiration of The Count of Monte Cristo—Alexandre Dumas’s own father. A greatly respected general during the French Revolution, Dumas was one of the highest-ranking officers of African descent in a Western army in history. Like the protagonist of his son’s story, General Dumas was betrayed and spent years in prison before getting a chance to return to his beloved France.
The Last Count of Monte Cristo is a radical and powerful graphic novel update that reclaims the cultural heritage of Dumas’s tale and suggests the terrible future that could threaten the human race if we continue to destroy our planet.