Comic Review: American Gods: My Ainsel #1 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse Comics releases a new comic book series of some modern Greek Mythology of American Gods: My Ainsel on its first issue. The story is created by Neil Gaiman […]

Dark Horse Comics releases a new comic book series of some modern Greek Mythology of American Gods: My Ainsel on its first issue.

The story is created by Neil Gaiman and art by Scott Hampton, so the fact about the story is like taking you back to the past where all the mythical creatures and magic had ever existed before. But fortunately, the setting and plot take place in the most modern era in the United States. However there’s more into that to this comic book, however, Neil Gaiman wrote a lot of stories which focus more of a fantasy novel rather than writing a horror story like Goosebumps written by R.L. Stine, I mean that’s history. But for now, let’s focus on the plot of the story.

So first of all, there’s nothing to talk about it’s just some ordinary people traveling around the country, there are two people named Shadow and Wednesday who were on their journey to meet the gods, and to prepare a war. However, they stumbled across the country searching for something, but suddenly one of these men started telling some stories about the past, like the fiddle game which is some other person named Abraham who left his wallet and the waiters of the restaurant started to investigate the violin that he lend it to them. I mean if the violin is really too rare, why not try lending them without wasting everyone’s time. And then the story follows by some theft at the Jewelry story, the dream about the god that is supposed to be a minotaur telling him that it’s not a place for gods, and etc. etc. And just until Shadow reaches Lakeside, until he reached his destination.

I don’t know about American Gods, but this is too random and a little boring as it gets, well it’s my opinion because sometimes the story may turn to be complicated sooner or later. It’s not really a horror story, but at least it’s telling more of a fantasy novel. I really don’t know about Neil Gaiman, but his story between the American Gods series may be almost a study of literature, and also this isn’t the first comic book that it ever produced and wrote by him, but American Gods is also a novel in the early 2000s. Well anyway, about the art of this comic, the artist had illustrated some of the creatures or gods from the Greek Mythology, but somehow, the atmosphere seemed different because the characters and the landscape seemed to be too realistic, but the landscape and the architecture including the restaurant where Abraham forgot his wallet, almost seemed that it took place at some Italian church or something. Then again, the landscapes that the artist drew, it’s almost like giving a taste of Van Gogh’s landscape paintings. So anyway, the American Gods: The Ainsel story maybe a bit weird, but a good one, and if you rather read something more interesting, then this comic book series is just for you.

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