Comic Review: American Gods: Shadows #1 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse brings us a comic book adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant novel American Gods! If you loved the novel like I did then this comic is the perfect way […]

Dark Horse brings us a comic book adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant novel American Gods!

If you loved the novel like I did then this comic is the perfect way to tide yourself over until the TV series comes out. If you haven’t read the novel then this is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the world of American gods.

Shadow is a man at rock bottom, he is in prison and the only thing getting him through is the thought of his wife waiting for him when he gets out so he keeps his head down and does his time. An unfortunate accident means he gets released early and begins the long travel home to begin his new life. On the way however he crosses paths with Mr. Wednesday who offers him a job but with no real description of what it entails.

As Shadow comes to terms with being on the outside he still remembers the advice given to him by his cellmate Low-key Lyesmith on how to survive on the inside, is it a coincidence that Mr. Wednesday reappears as he remembers a warning that Low-key gave him?

This looks like being pretty faithful to the book and the characters are drawn perfectly capturing what I thought they looked like, my advice is strap in as nothing is what it seems and remember names as they play a big part in what’s to come

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement