Humanoids have announced they have just signed up Eisner Nominated writer/ artist Ibrahim Moustafa for a three-book deal, kicking off with the graphic novel Count, which is a science-fiction adaptation of the classic story The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) in March of 2021.
“Count follows the adventures of one Redxan Samud. Framed for treason and wrongfully imprisoned at the hands of a jealous and corrupt magistrate, Redxan 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 to pursue the revenge he so desperately desires”
Attached to this announcement was a encouraging statement by Humanoids Publisher Mark Waid, that they remain very much “open for business and looking for transgressive, thought-provoking graphic novels.”
What’s more, they’re releasing a first look at some interior art as well as the defat cover art on Count, as you can see below: