As you've probably heard already, Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods is coming to comics, courtesy of Dark Horse. Artistic legend P. Craig Russell is adapting the story for comics and providing layouts, with Scott Hampton providing the finished art and Glenn Fabry on covers.

American Gods #3 also features a variant cover by David Mack, and we have an exclusive first look at the cover.

While Fabry's cover features Shadow's encounter with his late wife, Mack's is a fascinating portrait of the character Mad Sweeney, a modern day leprechaun. David Mack had this to say about the character and the cover, above:

I wanted the cover to reflect his eccentricity, his history, and his magic... and a bit of his madness. This image of him also features the action of his magic coin trick. The act of the coin materializing from his mind into reality. The cover includes a real four leaf clover. To allude to his origins... and also to add some luck and magic to the cover and each comic book that it’s on and for those who read it."

 

You can also check out Glenn Fabry's cover below:

 

Cover by Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown (Dark Horse)

 

Here's the official word from Dark Horse:

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
On sale May 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
After a bizarre encounter with his dead wife, Shadow Moon is eager to flee Eagle Point and put the past behind him. In Chicago, he is introduced to an eccentric family who seem to be a key part of Mr. Wednesday’s mysterious plans.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award–winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman adapted as a comic series for the first time!