When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian Nobel Laureate and dissident, was only a baby, his father Isaak died in a hunting accident.
Then explain how we come to be in possession of a copy of ‘The Confession of Isaak Solzhenitsyn’, written in 1951, thirty years after his death.
A document judged so inflammatory that it has remained sealed by order of the N.K.V.D. for the past fifty years, only coming to light after the death of Aleksandr.
Kristo: The Count of Monte Cristo, set in Soviet Russia
Created by Sheikman and Roads
Writer and Letterer: Sam Roads
Pencils and Inks: Alex Sheikman
Colours: Kris Carter
Script Edits: Yannick Morin
“The Count of Monte Cristo is masterfully retold in this excellent take on Stalin’s Russia.” – Pat Mills (creator of 2000AD)
“Promising work from bright new talent.” – David Lloyd (Aces Weekly, V for Vendetta)
“As much an illustrated Murder Ballad as Graphic Novel, Sam and Alex have created a dark humoured yet emotionally affecting tragic tale with a final fabulous literary coda.” – Mike Collins (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd)
“Brings a real freshness to the tale.” – Benjamin Dickson (A New Jerusalem)
“A staggeringly professional and elegant story from a writer in his element. Cracking!” – Jon Lock (Afterlife Inc.)
“Kristo is a graphic novel tour de force. Taut, poetic storytelling matched with riveting imagery. Perfect example of why graphic novels are my preferred medium.” – Jessica Martin (It Girl).