It’s a good year for Gaiman fans. Not only are we getting an American miniseries from Starz that shows every sign of being a great adaptation, we’re getting a comic book adaptation that is long enough to take in the full scope of the novel. American Gods: Shadow will be adapted and co-written by P. Craig Russell (em>The Sandman: The Dream Hunters; the Coraline and Graveyard Book adaptations) with artist Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman). The wonderful doorstopper of a book will be released by Dark Horse as a twenty-seven issue series with three story arcs: “Shadow,” “My Ainsel,” and “The Moment of the Storm.” American Gods: Shadow goes on sale March 15, 2017, before Starz’ also much-anticipated American Gods television show.
The series will feature guest interior art by Walt Simonson (Thor), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Colleen Doran (The Sandman), P. Craig Russell, and others, plus covers by Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and Adam Brown (Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens), and variant covers by David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club 2). Dave McKean, who provided covers on Gaiman’s Sandman for DC Comics, has created a variant cover for the first issue.