Manga Classics by Stacy King

Manga Classics

A Conspiracy and a miscarriage of justice turn the gentle Edmond Dantès into an implacable agent of fate: The Count of Monte Cristo . Obsessed by vengeance and empowered by providence, the Count avenges himself on whose who have wronged him - but is this justice, or is this hubris? In the end, does even the Count know?Alexandre Dumas' skillful narrative combines intrigue, betrayal, and triumphant revenge into a powerful conflict between good ...

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateApr 1st, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Classics, Graphic Novels, Comics

Reviews Manga Classics

  • San
    More reviews: Behind the SentenceManga adaptation of classic books is such a great idea! As a huge fan of classic books I always wanted to read book ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ but somehow I’ve never really decided to start it. Reading book that has more than 1000 pages and was written so long ago could be a challenge and I always was a little afraid to take it. So when I found out there is a manga adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, I ...
  • Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
  • Nicole
    Manga Classics: Count of Monte Cristo!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. It took me quite a long time to finish this Manga, it wasn't really the stories fault, more my own. First I had a bit of a reading slump, then I forgot to pick it up again. But I finished it today. And I truly enjoyed the story. I LOVE a good revenge story, not going to lie. Granted, sometimes the revenger can go a little bit too far, people rea...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    This adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s novel ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ was excellent. The visualization of the characters and plot made it so easy to follow and enjoy 1200+ pages in the condensed Manga version with the right trimmings. Therefore, the primary focus here was the story of the Count, how he came to be and his revenge plans.Young Edmond Dantes had a lot going for himself in 1815. He was to become the new captain of a ship, marry...
  • Marjolein
    Full review to come!
  • palina
    4.5/5 This was honestly such a good fun read, one of the better books I’ve read in a while.I hadn't read the full book and i was generally unaware of the majority of the plot beforehand but i think this version does a really good job of giving the major plot points, and focusing specifically on the count’s account. The only issue that I had was that sometimes the politics and motivations of the side characters were a little unclear but that...
  • Alexandra
    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The rich story of Count de Monte Cristo comes to life in this amazing manga, with rich drawings, long detailed plot and many deep emotions. I didn't expect the ending since I've watched the movies but I did like it very much!
  • J❆sephine (TheSeventhCrow)
    5 stars!I knew I would love this! 😁I haven't read the original The Count of Monte Cristo, but from the reviews of those who have this is a really good rendition of it, staying true to the original and not leaving important details out. I, for one, have no complaints. I didn't feel confused at any point, but felt like I did understand the story as it developed well enough.Dantes and his plot for vengeance was awesome. I loved this story, and wa...
  • Silvia Rodriguez
    The Count of Monte Cristo, manga style. I never thought I would find something like this, basically because I always thought mangas where some Japanese comics you read from backward to forward, which an inconvenience from my point of view. Mangas never brought my attention but this one did. I had The Count of Monte Cristo novel with me for years but I was always unable to start it, scared of its size (around a thousand pages in Spanish, my native...
  • Sesana
    I think this is the best Manga Classic adaptation yet. It helps that the original novel is a highly dramatic and very cool story, so there's something nice and meaty to work with. This is, I think, where The Jungle Book fell down for me: not enough interesting happens. With The Count of Monte Cristo, there's betrayals and blackmails and murder on almost every page. It's awesome. There's obviously been a fair bit trimmed. This is about 400 pages, ...
  • Jordanne ~ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts Blog ~
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.If you have read the Count of Monte Cristo, you obviously don't need me to give an overview of the plot, if you haven't then what the hell are you doing reading reviews on this book? Go and read the original. Now. It's amazing and you will not appreciate this book or the story unless you have read it. And not the abridged version, the whole 1300 page monster.The Count of Monte C...
  • Lillian Bittle
    I hadn't ever heard of this book. Never seen the movie. Never read a picture book. And I loved it! I think part of it was, I had NO idea what on earth would happen next. It was so addicting! I literally had trouble putting it down to eat! Put this on your "must-MUST-read" shelf.
  • Roopkumar Balachandran
    My rating 5 Stars.Basically I am a comic book lover, first time I am reading a Manga. I have not read The Count of Monte Cristo book when it was available for review in Net galley I picked it up. The graphic novel “The Count Of Monte Cristo” is 401 pages long, a classic tale of Alexandre Dumas adapted to Manga the art work by Nokman Poon and story adaption by Crystal S.Chan.From the blurb "A conspiracy and a miscarriage of justice turn the ge...
  • Emily Stephenson
    Two of my favorite things in one: classic literature and manga!I received a few digital editions of UDON Entertainment’s manga adaptations of classics.First of all, I think it’s important to note and acknowledge the mechanical team behind the manga. Starting with the art! The work and details are impressive. The artist of this adaptation is Nokman Poon. They have also worked on other manga adaptations as well, and I am really excited to see m...
  • Nightlizard
    I think this is my favorite Manga Classics so far. I love the original story and I knew I would like this one as well, knowing it made my reading process really easy and fast. My only "problem" with all the Manga classics books is that they all seems a bit rushed, but overall, I enjoyed it very much. *Digital review copy provided by NetGalley & the publisher in exchange for an honest review or rating.
  • Maud
    I got a review copy form the publisher in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are my own.Possibly my least favourite manga classic. They had to condense the story which isn't strange, after all the book is over a 1,000 pages. However, I would have rather seen that they had published the whole story in separate volumes, giving us the full story at the right pace. What I loved seeing in the original novel is Edmund/The Count doing stuff tha...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog This is one of the better in the manga classics line; I've been critical of past efforts, especially the overwrought Pride and Prejudice, but I think the authors are improving. Novels are more than their plot and with the classics, the milieu is as important as the characterizations (and sadly lacking in previous manga classic efforts). In this case, a daunting task of tak...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Edmond Dantes is betrayed by a coworker who wants his job, a romantic rival who will steal his bride, and a crooked government prosecutor with a dark secret to hide. Thrown into prison for decades, Dantes eventually escapes, becomes fabulously wealthy, and vows revenge on those who ruined his life.Count of Monte Cristo is one of my top five favorite novels of all time, so I was interested to see how one of my favorite stories would translate into...
  • Andrew
    Having read the original, I really appreciated this adaptation. The difficult part about this particular Manga was that though, the original book is far more complex, there are over 30 characters' plots to keep up with. However, Crystal S. Chan does a great job of keeping the plot concise and following the book pretty faithfully. The artwork is really great in this one. I will have to go back and re-read the original again. I hope that MANGA Clas...
  • Shari (colourmeread)
    ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favourite books of all time so when I found this manga adaptation, I just had to read it. With the original book containing over 1200 pages, I was curious to see how well this 400-page adaptation would compare. I'm happy to say that it doesn't disappoint! Not only is the art stunning but it also stays true to the original. There's a page or two at ...
  • Taiwo Balogun
    It's hard to find a lot of things to say about this manga novel. It had no issues and was very well-illustrated First, the setting. It’s set in France in the 19th century. And there are balls, parties, pirates and so on. Who doesn’t love France?I also liked that the author exposed the corruption in the society. The book is basically about destroying corrupt men to the point of no return. Although, I don’t like the concept of revenge, I coul...
  • Camille
    I got so excited when I saw new books were available in the collection! As usual, the artwork is great and the manga is so fun to read. I absolutely love Manga Classics. For this particular one, I wasn't too fond of the story itself. So for me, it was a great way of discovering the story without having to read the whole book, which I don't think I would have been able to do! Thank you to NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Jordana Diengdoh
    The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favourite books. So, when I saw the Manga Classics on my daughter's shelf, I got interested. The design of characters is eye catching. The adaptation of the original and its very complicated plot without losing the essence of the story line is efficiently executed.
  • Shay
    loved it! I would like to have a longer story, but I still loved the manga!
  • Taylor
    I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Drama, drama, drama..... need I say more? His book lives up to the novel, and the movie adaption that i LOVE btw.
  • Joselyn Moreno Burke
    I received this one as a gift for my bday, since I wanted so much to read it when I saw it, and I will be forever grateful.It was so amazing they did a great job with this classic, the drawing os beautiful I loved this Edmond Dantés a lot he was so sexy. I liked that the plot was so truthfull to the original and the sketches and all at the end were a nice touch. Really recommended for manga and classic lovers.
  • Elliot A
    I was auto-approved by the publisher Udon Entertainment through NetGalley to review this title.I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the original yet, but this adaptation really got me in the mood.It was a nicely condensed version with great graphics and not too much dialogue.You can find all of my book reviews at
  • Emily Ross
    Thank you to the publishers, Udon Entertainment, for providing an ARC of this manga through NetGalley.This was brilliant! I haven’t read the original Count of Monte Christo, but this manga makes me want to! The illustrations were brilliant and the plot moved quickly. They’ve obviously had to cut down on content to fit the novel into a 400 page manga, but it all made sense and it flowed. I really enjoyed it.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    I received a copy of Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. When I saw that Manga Classics had done a version of the Count of Monte Cristo, I knew right away I had to read it. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite classic novels, so I was very curious to see how well it would handle being adapted into a manga version. I’ve read classics that have been converted into manga by ...