Review: American Gods, Volume 1: Shadows (Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The Shadows, #1-9) by Neil Gaiman (Author) Philip Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (Illustrator) & Scott Hampton (Illustrator)

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Title: American Gods, Volume 1: Shadows 

Series: Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The Shadows, #1-9

Author:  Neil Gaiman (Author) Philip Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (Illustrator) & Scott Hampton (Illustrator)

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Graphic Novel

Publication Date: March 13th, 2018 by Dark Horse Books 

Format: e-book

Source: Library


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Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain 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 where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by BECKY CLOONAN, SKOTTIE YOUNG, FABIO MOON, DAVE MCKEAN, and MORE!






I wanted to read more graphic novels and more books by Neil Gaiman so when I was looking through overdrive I came across the graphic novel of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I thought this was a perfect book for me to read because this book was actually what I was looking for in the first place. I've been wanted to read the physical book of American God by Neil Gaiman for a long time now because I want to watch the tv show so I decided to read the American Gods graphic novel first to see what I think about the plotline and aspect of the book.  And I loved and enjoyed this amazing graphic novel so much that in November I'm going to read the physical book on audio through overdrive because the physical book is a huge book it is over 635 pages long, so there is no way I'm going to read the physical book plus I am really loving listening to audiobooks this year.  I won't get into any details about this graphic novel because I think every reader knows what American Gods is all about plus I think readers should check out this graphic novel and see what they think about it themselves. But my favorite part of this graphic novel is the artwork it was so beautifully artistic that I just love how the artwork brought each character to life in this graphic novel.  I just could stare on and on of the artwork for a long time. All and all I loved and enjoyed the graphic novel of American Gods I can't wait to read more Neil Gaiman books soon! 















Neil Gaiman (Author)

I make things up and write them down. Which takes us from comics (like SANDMAN) to novels (like ANANSI BOYS and AMERICAN GODS) to short stories (some are collected in SMOKE AND MIRRORS) and to occasionally movies (like Dave McKean's MIRRORMASK or the NEVERWHERE TV series, or my own short film A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON). In my spare time I read and sleep and eat and try to keep the blog at www.neilgaiman.com more or less up to date.




17 comments:

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    1. Thank you I'm really glad that I really liked and enjoyed this graphic novel as well and thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  2. Glad you got a chance to read these. My son-in-law recently got them.

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    1. Thank you it really was a great graphic novel and thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed them. I've never read them but I do like Neil Gaiman's work.

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    1. I love Neil Gaiman's books too, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  4. I definitely need to read these graphic novels! Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. You are very welcome I hope you do enjoy reading this graphic novel it is a real great one, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  5. I'm a huge fan of American Gods! I hope you'll get the 10 year anniversary edition of the audiobook. It's a full cast production and so, sooo good. Also, good call on reading it first before watching the show. I feel like the show really adds to the awesome that is the book. But the other way around might not be quite as epic. I love how Neil Gaiman adapted the book to screen and "updated" it to 2019.
    Also, get Anansi Boys afterwards :-)

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    1. Ohh I have to see if my library have the 10 year anniversary edition in audio on overdrive I just love listening to audiobooks more this year. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  6. Glad that you enjoyed this graphic novel.

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    1. Thank you and thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  7. Great review! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you and thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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    1. It was a really great graphic novel to read, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  9. Looks like a really interesting book.

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