Excellent adaptation of the book. Artwork througout is well done, but there is something about the pieces between each issue with the MACK seal on them that stick with me. Each one is beautiful, haunting, and evocative of something both ancient and mysterious.
I wish I had this in time for Neil's talk at the Aronoff last week to try and sneak an autograph.
This was a novel by Neil Gaiman that has been adapted as a comic.
The main character has just been released from prison. His world has turned inside out. He gets a new job with a guy who may or may not be a major God from a major pantheon. In his work and travels, he encounters a number of Gods who are diminished and eeking out a life in America. While Gaiman doesn't come out and tell us, it is clear that the Gods's powers derive from having worshipers. Less worshipers, less power.
It is typical Gaiman - the story takes a winding path and there is a lot of cryptic speech. Clearly, more will be revealed later.
One more thing - it is wordy. Don't expect to read this on the beach.
I've read the American Gods book a couple of times, and didn't see the TV mini-series. This was an enjoyable way to re-experience the story of ex-convict Shadow who agrees to work for the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, in what turns out to be an unusual battle of gods from around the globe in the new world of America. I can't wait for the second volume to come out.