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 awardâ€“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)â€”who previously adapted Gaimanâ€™s bestselling novels Coraline and The Graveyard Bookâ€”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 Starzâ€™ 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 industryâ€™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 Gaimanâ€™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 awardâ€“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.