The new graphic novel The Last Count of Monte Cristo transforms Alexandre Dumas’s epic 19th century novel of betrayal and revenge into an imaginative and beautifully illustrated afrofuturist tale of adventure and climate change set 200 years in the future; following the original plot, the young sailor Dantes is unjustly imprisoned and eventually escapes to remake himself into a man driven by the need for vengeance. In this eight-page excerpt Dantes is brought before the crooked magistrate Villefort, who banishes him to prison after realizing the fateful (and unread) digital note Dantes carries would incriminate Villefort’s father. The Last Count of Monte Cristo by Ayize Jama-Everett and Tristan Roach is out now from Abrams ComicArts Megascope.