With Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming to television soon, what better time to explore his work? While his writing career is extensive, including short stories, novels, movies, kids' books, and more, we’re going to focus on his work in the field of comics.
Gaiman is considered to be part of the British Invasion, a group a British writers of American comics who rose to prominence in the late 1980s. They tended to move away from traditional superhero tales or, like Gaiman, repurposed old comic characters to tell new stories. Since then, Gaiman has been sharing his delightfully dreamy but creepy sensibility with comic readers, for which we are very grateful.
If the trailers hadn’t clued them in, viewers of Starz’s American Gods are in for one gorgeously trippy experience. That’s no more apparent than with the full opening credits, available to view a full month before the April premiere.
The jury’s still out on whether Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods can translate author Neil Gaiman’s bestseller, but my, if they don’t at least make a pretty cast. See for yourself in a new gallery of posters for the April premiere, featuring Shadow Moon, Bilquis, Mr. World and more.
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 cover to American Gods: Shadows #2.
Colleen Doran made her first comic when she was twelve, and she's still writing and drawing it today. A Distant Soil stands apart as a unique project within the comics sphere; an epic longform story that has spanned decades in the real-world, and yet remained contemporary and compelling.
Doran has also worked at Marvel and DC, and collaborated with writers including Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis. Along the way she's gained many admirers, but also vocal critics who tried to push her out of the industry. ComicsAlliance looks back over some of the milestones of her career, to chart how she became one of the most acclaimed artists in the industry today.
Lest you think that Neil Gaiman’s TV takeover would stop at either Starz’s American Gods, or Amazon’s Good Omens, the prolific Sandman creator is gearing up for a host of new adaptations. A new development deal with FremantleMedia could bring any one of his novels or short stories to TV next.
It’s been some time since we had any significant updates on Bryan Fuller’s Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and Shadow Moon is at last rising. Following word of an SXSW premiere, American Gods now sets its official Starz debut for late April, with some fresh key art to boot.
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.