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Vengeance Must Die

by Dan Membiela

Edmond Dantes pledged himself to Vengeance, but even after those who wronged him had paid, Vengeance would not release him. Now he has spent his life in service of the god of retribution. What will be his reward? What are the wages of vengeance?

Vengeance Must Die, presented here as a digital exclusive, is a tale of a life dedicated to vengeance; and a last Count of Monte Cristo story.

For fans of period piece horror like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as well as fans of works which analyze a theme like Sheriff of Babylon.

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#Story

Edmond Dantes pledged himself to Vengeance, but even after those who wronged him were made to pay, Vengeance would not release him. Now he has spent his life in service of the god of retribution. What will be his reward? What are the wages of vengeance?

Vengeance Must Die is a horror period piece about a life dedicated to vengeance, an analysis of the “agent of vengeance” archetype, and a last Count of Monte Cristo story.

Vengeance Must Die is being released as a digital exclusive.

#Preview

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#Testimonials

“A dark, powerful thriller that turns the classic revenge tale inside out.” -John Kissee

“Dan's tale of a driven man intrigued me so that I read and reread this comic over and over. His tight dialogue works well with his whip tight pacing. The pages are crafted in interesting ways. Added with his gorgeous use of colors, I highly recommend jumping into this character led story.” -Doug Wood

“A chilling twist of Edmond Dantes’ story from The Count of Monte Cristo. This is how vengeance stories ought to be retold!” -Pao Xyo

"Alexandre Dumas meets Frank Miller with a dash of magical realism in this thrilling follow-up to The Count of Monte Cristo. Dan puts on a clinic in comics storytelling through his clear panel work and clever use of the medium-- but never loses sight of his characters' arcs and motivations. An innovative revenge narrative to hit the heart and guts alike." -Ben Humeniuk

“Perfect for anyone who loves profound storytelling and swashbuckling adventure.” -Jason Michalski

“Vengeance Must Die is a love letter to vengeance, death, and to storytelling itself. Pure passion has clearly been poured into every page. Whether it’s the incredible pacing, the cyclical nature of vengeance, or just the masterful flow to the art, this comic will meet its end too soon and is sure to charm every reader.” -J. Michael Miller

#Bio

Dan Membiela is the writer/artist of Under God from Band of Bards, Good Agent on Amazon/Kindle, and a story in the Foreign Press Comics anthology Comics from the Kitchen.

#Stretch Goals

Coming Soon!

#Timeline

Vengeance Must Die is a completed work and digital fulfillment will take place within a month of campaign’s end.

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