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Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Getting Comic Book Adaptation

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is an astounding work of fiction. The craft with which it tackled Americana, mythologies both old and new, and the effects of a rapidly changing world has left readers in awe since the 2001 publication of the novel. Now, 15 years later, the narrative is being revisited in a number of new and exciting ways. The network, Starz, is working on a T.V. show based on the book. Set to start airing in 2017, it focuses on the romance between the protagonist, Shadow, and his deceased but not yet gone wife, Laura.

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In addition, it was recently announced that a comic book adaptation of the novel is also in the works. Under Gaiman’s close supervision, the comic book is being penned by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by Scott Hampton. Gaiman is excited for the adaptation:

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.

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The comic book will run for 27 issues, divided into three story arcs: Shadows, My Ainsel, and The Moment of the Storm. The first issue is set to release in March 2017. 

 

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