Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Volume 1

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Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 218 pages
“To those who betrayed me, who stole everything from me, I will give death and despair unto death. Your wives and children, your loyal followers, one by one they will fall to my charms.”

While vacationing on the moon, Albert, a young Parisian nobleman, meets the Count of Monte Cristo, a fabulously rich aristocrat from the far reaches of the galaxy. Fascinated by the count’s sophistication and intelligence, Albert is unaware of the older man’s dark purpose: to enact revenge for a terrible act of betrayal committed against him twenty-five years ago. Soon, all of Paris, including Albert’s own mother and father, will feel the terror of the count’s vengeance.

Based on the acclaimed anime, this science fiction version of Alexandre Dumas’s classic The Count of Monte Cristo is the story of a young man’s seduction by evil–and a grown man’s struggle with his past.

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Gods, that was bad. This final volume in the series leaves so many plot threads dangling that the whole damn thing is in danger of unraveling. Read full review

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User Review  - narwhaltortellini - LibraryThing

I saw the anime version of Gankutsuou (which this manga is based on) first, and it's feeling pretty utterly impossible to view them separately, so I'm not even going to try. Suffice to say I read this ... Read full review

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