American gods

Neil Gaiman

Book - 2018

"This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard--thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent."--

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Subjects
Genres
Fantasy comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Published
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books 2018-
Edition
First hardcover edition
Language
English
Item Description
Description based on volume 1.
"Based on the award-winning novel"--cover, v. 1.
Collects: issues #1-9 of the Dark Horse Comic Book Series American Gods: Shadows [v. 1] ; issues #1-9 of the Dark Horse Comic Book Series American Gods: My Ainsel [v. 2] ; issues #1-9 of the Dark Horse Comic Book Series American Gods: The mement of the storm [v. 3]
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781506703862
1506703860
9781506707303
1506707300
9781506707310
1506707319
Main Author
Neil Gaiman (author)
Other Authors
P. Craig Russell (author), Scott Hampton (artist), Rick Parker, 1946-
  • v. 1.
  • Shadows
  • v. 2.
  • My Ainsel
  • v. 3.
  • The moment of truth
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Russell (The Sandman: Dream Hunters), a frequent collaborator with Gaiman, does a bang-up job in adapting the bestselling, campy supernatural prose titles into the first of three graphic novel collections. Ex-con Shadow's life is thrown into chaos when he's hired by mysterious Mr. Wednesday—Odin of Norse myth—and drawn into a battle between gods of legend and those worshipped by modern America. Wednesday and Shadow's cross-country road trip allies them with Anubis and Anansi (ancient gods hiding in plain sight under mundane and macabre identities) and pits them against contemporary deities Conspiracy and Media (figured as a hilariously profane Lucille Ball). The careful preservation of the voice of the original series will please Gaiman purists, and Hampton's atmospheric artwork is outstanding, especially his skillful coloring. Muted shades dominate, but pastels appear when Shadow encounters the rare characters who are neither mythic or dead. Brilliant colors blaze out when it's time for magic. A series of guest artists (including Colleen Doran, Glenn Fabry, David Mack, and Walter Simonson) illustrate flashbacks, vignettes, and re-told fables. This is a suitably epic treatment of a grand saga, with art that brings enough new life to the popular fiction for its many followers to add to their collections. Agent: Merilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Mar.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A first entry in a three-part, graphic-novel adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel traces the story of a war between ancient and modern gods and includes art contributions by Walter Simonson, Colleen Doran and Glenn Fabry.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The same day he is released from jail, Shadow Moon discovers his wife is dead, and defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard--thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent."--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Neil Gaiman's acclaimed story now in comics!This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and new Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel for the first time!The first in a three-volume adaptation of Neil Gaiman's modern classic!Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard--thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent.Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by BECKY CLOONAN, SKOTTIE YOUNG, FÁBIO MOON, DAVE MCKEAN, and MORE!