Exclusive: American Gods #1 Variant Cover Revealed

Exclusive: American Gods #1 Variant Cover Revealed

In two weeks, Dark Horse Comics will debut American Gods: Shadows #1, the first issue of their comic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, bringing the Hugo and Nebula award–winning novel to life. Ahead of its release, ComingSoon.net has your exclusive look at the variant cover for the issue by artist Mark Buckingham which you’ll be able to get exclusively through NerdBlock. Check it out in the gallery below, along with some “making of'” shots of Mark creating the image, plus the other covers and twelve pages from the first issue!

Adapted and co-written by P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters)—who previously adapted Gaiman’s best-selling novels Coraline and The Graveyard Book—and illustrated by acclaimed artist Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman), American Gods: Shadows will adapt the novel into 27 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 STARZ’ premiere of the American Gods TV show, adapted by Bryan Fuller.

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 industry’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 Gaiman’s seminal Sandman for DC Comics, has also created a variant cover for the first issue.


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