Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Comic Book Review: American Gods #1 - Dark Horse Comics

Story and Words by Neil Gaiman
Script and Layouts by P. Craig Russell
Art by Scott Hampton

"Somewhere in America"
By P. Craig Russell and Lovern Kindzierski

Shadow Moon is preparing to be let out of prison.  He has a wife waiting for him at home an a job working with his best friend.  Things seem to be looking up for Shadow but there is a storm coming.

I am a big fan of the "American Gods" novel by Neil Gaiman and I was happy that the adaptation to comic book worked as well as it did.  It has been a few years since I have read the novel but reading this comic book brought back those memories and makes me eager to, not only read more of the comic, but to also watch the upcoming "American Gods" live action series on STARZ.

One of the things I find fun about reading adaptations is seeing how similar or different characters look.  When reading a novel, I tend to get a picture in my head and it is interesting to see another person's interpretation turns out to be.  Most people came out very similar, other than Mister Wednesday.  Not a huge deal, just different than what i pictured.  I am sure the STARZ series will be full of surprises in that respect.

The art itself looks good throughout this book.  The art especially shines in the "Somewhere in America" mini story(something else that is in the novel).  I am a big fan of  Lovern Kindzierski's colors as I have reviewed a number of books that he worked on.

I received this comic book in the Comic Block subscription box and you can read my review of the entire box here.  Let me know your thoughts on this comic, the novel, or how you think the television series will be.  Place your comments in the section below or find us on social media.

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