Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Dana Folkard
THE FIRST ISSUE OF “AMERICAN GODS” TO BE ADAPTED INTO COMIC SERIES IN MARCH 2017!
On March 15, 2017, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the highly anticipated adaptation of American Gods as periodical comic books. The adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula award–winning novel by Neil Gaiman (How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Sandman) will be adapted and co-written by P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters)—who previously adapted Gaiman’s bestselling novels Coraline and The Graveyard Book—and illustrated by acclaimed artist Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman). Dark Horse will adapt American Gods into twenty-seven single issues with three story arcs: Shadows, My Ainsel, and The Moment of the Storm. The first issue of American Gods: Shadows will go on sale March 15, 2017, ahead of Starz’ premiere of an American Gods TV show, adapted by Bryan Fuller (NBC’s Hannibal).
The American Gods comic books will feature guest interior art by Walt Simonson (Thor), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Colleen Doran (The Sandman), P. Craig Russell, and more. The series features covers by some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists: Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and Adam Brown (Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens), and variant covers by David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club 2). Acclaimed artist Dave McKean (Black Dog, Cages), who provided covers on Gaiman’s seminal Sandman for DC Comics, has also created a variant cover for the first issue.
Originally published in 2001 by William Morrow and Headline, American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula award–winning novel. American Gods is the latest Gaiman adaptation from Dark Horse, preceded by graphic novel adaptations of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Troll Bridge, Forbidden Brides, and many more.
American Gods: Shadows is already drawing rave reviews, weeks ahead of its publication:
“An atmospheric, beautifully illustrated take on Gaiman’s story.”—The A.V. Club
“Russell’s lyrical layouts bring Gaiman’s visual, vivid prose to life like no other artist.”—CBR
“Neil Gaiman is one of those once in a millennia creators, much like Shakespeare, whose work is thought-provokingly complex yet interpretable on multiple levels. P. Craig Russell is one of those creators whose made an artform out of translating cherished works to the comic book medium.”—Comics Beat
“It’s a good year for Gaiman fans.”—Fangirl Nation
“In comic form, seeing is believing. The book was stupendous and my expectation for the comic is the same. I am literally giddy with excitement.”—Geeks of Doom
“Utterly gorgeous.”—Comics Beat
“I love the art.”—Geek Dad