Ibrahim Moustafa, the Eisner-nominated artist who has tackled comics like James Bond and the Vertigo sequence Savage Things from author Justin Jordan, has signed a three-book cope with Humanoids, and the writer has offered a glance inside the primary for ComicEbook to share completely with our readers. The first of the three graphic novels can be Count, Moustafa’s previously-announced sci-fi adaptation of the basic story of The Count of Monte Cristo, which can be obtainable on March 16 from the writer. The writer tells ComicEbook.com that the opposite two titles can be introduced at a later date. Other latest, notable Humanoids comics embrace Space Bastards, The Locker Room, For Justice, and a group of artwork from Milo Manara.
Per its official synopsis, Count follows the adventures of 1 Redxan Samud. Framed for treason and wrongfully imprisoned by the hands of a jealous and corrupt Justice of the Peace, Redxan Samud escapes his breathtaking hover-prison with just one factor on his thoughts: revenge. Samud units out to dismantle the lives of those that have wronged him, disguised as a Man of Status with a newfound fortune at his disposal and his Automaton Retainer Unit (Aru) by his facet. But as collateral injury accumulates, Samud is caught between utilizing his new fortune for the great of the individuals or to pursue the revenge he so desperately needs.
“Ibrahim Moustafa’s Count is phenomenal,” stated Humanoids Publisher Mark Waid in a press release. “Ibrahim has taken a classic text and brought a modern sensibility to it, with widescreen storytelling and clever reinvention. This book is a signpost for the kind of graphic novels that we’ll be publishing in the months and years to come.”
“Humanoids has always been at the forefront of publishing beautifully produced, imaginative graphic novels,” stated 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.”
The writer is making some splashy strikes currently, aimed toward making 2021 an enormous 12 months for his or her model. Timed to Comic-Con@Home, Humanoids introduced the Humanoise Podcast, hosted by Waid and former Paste Magazine Comics editor Sean Edgar and featuring creative luminaries inspired by the publisher’s legacy, including Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller, The Colour Out of Space director Richard Stanley, and I Am Mother director Grant Sputore. Other guests include comic icons such as Brian Michael Bendis and Matt Fraction, who join up-and-coming voices like Helen Mullane. The podcast will debut in July.
“With everything going on in the publishing world right now, we felt that it was important to let the creative community know that Humanoids is open for business and looking for transgressive, thought-provoking graphic novels,” said Waid. “And that’s just the beginning. It’s too early to do much more than tease our 2021 slate next year, but it’s thrilling to see so many creative voices joining Humanoids.”
Count will be in stores nexts week. You can see two more pages of Moustafa’s preview art below.