Four Color #794 - The Count of Monte Cristo
(April 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, No. 794". Code number is C. OF M.C.O.S. #794-574.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His fortune pledged to justice!
Genre
historical
Characters
Count of Monte Cristo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Count of Monte Cristo (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Count of Monte Cristo; Edmond Dantes; Devillefort; Count de Morcerf; Baron Danglars
Synopsis
Short profiles of the main characters of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Count de Morcerf is depicted in one of the panels, but does not appear in the main story.

The Treasure of Monte Cristo (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Alexandre Dumas (original story); Leo Dorfman (comic adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema ?
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
historical
Characters
Edmond Dantes; Devillefort; Abbe Faria; Danglars
Synopsis
Edmond Dantes is unjustly imprisoned as a political prisoner in the Chateau D'If. He befriends a fellow prisoner, the Abbe Faria, who teaches him many skills over the years. Eventually the Abbe dies, but not before giving him a map to a treasure on the Isle of Monte Cristo. The Abbe's death also gives Dantes the opportunity to escape and he makes his way to the island and finds the treasure.

Indexer Notes

Part one of a two-part story. Adapted from "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas (1844).

The Sword of Justice (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman ?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema ?
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
historical
Characters
Count of Monte Cristo; Edmond Dantes; DeVillefort; Baron Danglars; Caderousse; Lucien deBray
Synopsis
Having used the treasure to set himself up as the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, Dantes returns to Marseilles to find those who conspired to send him to prison. After finding them scattered to various places, Dantes goes to Paris and comes up with a plan to extract his revenge on Baron Danglars and his confederate Lucien deBray.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents".

Part two of a two-part story. While the first part is fairly faithful to the original novel, the second part is an original story involving the book's characters, but not following the original plot at all.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["His fortune pledged to justice!"]
  2. 1. The Count of Monte Cristo
  3. 2. The Treasure of Monte Cristo
  4. 3. The Sword of Justice
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