If you’ve read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, you know how great it is, and how rich the world described in the book is. While I’m sure the television series will do its best, perhaps a comic book adaptation will give you a better visual reference for those parts your mind didn’t fill in.
Dark Horse has announced that it is doing that comic book adaptation in 2017.
“There’s a tremendous amount of excitement, in my house and in the world, about the American Gods TV series coming up on Starz,” said American Gods creator Neil Gaiman. “What we’ve managed to keep a secret until now is that there is something just as exciting out there: American Gods, the comic. I’ve been watching P. Craig Russell breaking down the book into comic form, watching Scott Hampton painting the pages, watching Glenn Fabry create the covers, and grinning to myself with delight, because the American Gods comic is going to be an astonishing, faithful, and beautiful adaptation.”
American Gods: Shadows #1 finds Shadow Moon released from jail only to discover his wife has died. Broken and uncertain about his future, Shadow Moon meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard. This fateful decision thrusts Shadow into a deadly supernatural world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a brewing war between old and new gods hits a boiling point.
There will be 27 single issues spanning three arcs, Shadows, My Ainsel, and The Moment of the Storm. Those arcs will then be collected into hardcover graphic novels in March of 2017.