RICH REVIEWS: American Gods # 1
Title: American Gods # 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Story and Words by: Neil Gaiman
Script and Layouts by: P. Craig Russell
Art by: Scott Hampton
“Somewhere in America” by: P. Craig Russell and Lovern Kindzierski
Letters by: Rick Parker
Cover by: Glenn Fabry with Adam Brown
Variant Covers by: Scott Hampton, Becky Cloonan, Glenn Fabry, Fabio Moon, David Mack, Dave McKean, Mark Buckingham
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Shadow is serving his time in prison and making the best of it. He does have a good attitude about it. He keeps busy and does his time looking forward to the day he gets out. He has simple plans for his life after that.
As Shadow nears the day of his release the writing makes it clear something dreadful is coming. It does come as he is released and it is the worst thing that could happen.
Shadow gets a vision of sorts. A big buffalo headed man talks to him only he makes little sense.
Shadow has a Mr. Wednesday show up. This guy is a mystery.
This is a mature title with a topless female and sexual scenes. A woman with a man performs a type of ritual. She is some kind of Goddess or monster even. She is drawn beautifully though.
The overall comic does manage to get you wondering what is going on here?