Monte Cristo Now Live on Kickstarter

MONTE CRISTO Now Live on Kickstarter

From the creator of the Prince of Persia video game legacy, Magnetic Press’s new OGN will have you guessing until the very end…

MAR. 26, 2024, (PITTSBURGH, PA)Imagine the perfect life, a booming career, and a beautiful spouse. Imagine all of that taken away in an instant as you’re accused of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine spending 20 years in a distant prison compound with nothing but time… to plan your revenge on those who framed you…

Now live on Kickstarter from Magnetic Press, this is the world of MONTE CRISTO! A revision of the classic tale The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, this is a thrilling contemporary adventure story set in post-9/11 America, written by the creator of the renowned Prince of Persia video game franchise, Jordan Mechner, with illustrations by Albertarelli award-winning Italian comic book artist, Mario Alberti (Spider-man, The Wall).


A true collectors gem for gamers and those familiar with the legacy of Jordan Mechner, Monte Cristo features the campaign-exclusive Making of Karateka and Prince of Persia development diaries, plus more exciting offerings that include a $5 Shipping Credit for pledges made in the first 24 hours!

After nearly 20 years in a remote island military prison, Sam is given a code by his ailing mentor that turns out to be worth billions in secret account balances — enough to live a life despite the past or one that confronts the injustices that put him in a hole head-on. Sam chooses the latter. But if he learned anything in prison, it was how to assemble a plan worth executing, no matter how long it may take. 

With a cast of political jockeys and cavalier profiteers, the system will become not only the arena but the jaws of the trap itself…


“Jordan has been a pioneer in the realm of storytelling, starting with introducing motivation and drama to video games with Prince of Persia and The Last Express,” said Magnetic Press Publisher, Mike Kennedy. “His narrative prowess has always been at the heart of his creations, be they pixels or panels, and Monte Cristo is the summit of that talent. Paced among the best political thrillers, with layered character depth and genuine intrigue that will keep you guessing, this book is an exceptional example of cinematic storytelling in sequential art.”

“Master storyteller Alexandre Dumas has been a lifelong inspiration to me in creating video games,” said Jordan Mechner. “I’m thrilled to have the chance to adapt and reinvent his classic The Count of Monte Cristo in a modern-day version with a dream collaborator, Mario Alberti. I can’t wait for graphic novel fans to meet Sam Castillo and Victor Sirin in this beautiful new English edition from Magnetic Press.”


There are several exclusive editions of Monte Cristo to choose from, including a Premium Hardcover edition printed on 120gsm uncoated woodfree paper and bound section-sewn between two 3mm cover boards, a limited edition die-cut cover, and a graphic novel that is available in two unique cover formats or as part of several limited campaign-exclusive “Executive Revenge” bundles:  The Mechner Diaries Bundle (150 autographed) and The Mario Alberti Bundle.

Part Homeland, Jack Ryan, and The Equalizer, the campaign for Monte Cristo ends Apr. 12th.

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