Dark Horse's American Gods adaptation is one of the biggest comics of the year, and it's no surprise that some of the best comics in the industry are turning up to provide variant covers for the series by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. With the first issue out next week and the television show premiering soon, ComicsAlliance has the exclusive reveal of Bill Sienkiewicz's final order cut-off cover to American Gods: Shadows #2.

The adaptation of American Gods was announced last year, and will take place in twenty-seven single issues over the course of three distinct arcs: "Shadows", "My Ainsel" and "The Moment of the Storm". Along with Scott Hampton who will be providing the regular art for the series, Dark Horse and Neil Gaiman have lined up a number of superstar guest interior artists including Walt Simonson, Colleen Doran and Mark Buckingham.

American Gods #2 is on sale April 12, 2017 (Diamond code: JAN178680). Check out the preview of American Gods: Shadows #1 --- out next Wednesday --- below:

 

Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Scott Hampton / Dark Horse Comics
Glenn Fabry / Dark Horse Comics
David Mack / Dark Horse Comics
Dave McKean / Dark Horse Comics

 

Here's the full solicitation information for the first two issues:

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #1

WAR IS COMING!

Shadow Moon just got out of jail, only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain as to where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard—thrusting Shadow into a deadly world of the supernatural, where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a brewing war between old and new gods hits a boiling point.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

NEIL GAIMAN! P. CRAIG RUSSELL! SCOTT HAMPTON!

CREATORS

Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artist: Scott Hampton
Colorist: Scott Hampton
Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry
Genre: Action/Adventure, Crime, Horror
Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 00130 3 00111

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #2

Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed story now in comics!

Fresh out of jail, Shadow Moon finds himself recruited as a bodyguard for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, only to be interrupted and kidnapped by the dangerous Technical Boy, who wants answers as to Wednesday’s plans.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

* A Starz TV show by Bryan Fuller (NBC’s Hannibal) based on the novel will debut this spring.

“The American Gods comic is going to be an astonishing, faithful, and beautiful adaptation.”—Neil Gaiman

CREATORS

Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artist: P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton
Colorist: Scott Hampton
Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry
Genre: Horror, Crime, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: April 12, 2017
Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 00130 3 00211