American Gods Shadows. Volume 1. Volume 1.

P. Craig Russell

eBook - 2018

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 M...r. 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!

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Published
[United States] : Dark Horse Comics 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Rated PA
ISBN
9781506705545
1506705545
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
P. Craig Russell (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Scott Hampton (artist), Walter Simonson (-), Colleen Doran, 1963-, Glenn Fabry, Neil Gaiman
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

"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 2

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!