Dark Horse Comics has announced the third and final miniseries in their American Gods adaptation. American Gods: The Moment Of The Storm, will complete the comic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel. As with the two previous miniseries, The Moment Of The Storm is written, from Gaiman’s story, by P. Craig Russell, with art by Russell and additional art and colors by Scott Hampton. The series sports main covers by Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown, with variant covers by David Mack.
Previous American Gods miniseries have run for nine issues, so it’s likely The Moment Of The Storm will do the same. The first mini, simply titled American Gods and collected as American Gods: Shadows, ran from March to November 2017; the second series, subtitled My Ainsel, released in single issues from March to December 2018.
The release of the new miniseries will come on the heels of the return of the American Gods TV series. The Starz show’s second season is set to debut on March 10th, and the first issue of The Moment Of The Storm releases the following month.
Check out Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown’s cover for the first issue, as well as the full press release from Dark Horse about the new title, below. American Gods: The Moment Of the Storm is due in stores on April 17th.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (January 29, 2019)—Neil Gaiman’s story of Shadow, Wednesday, and the gods comes to its epic conclusion in American Gods: The Moment of the Storm. American Gods: The Moment of the Storm is the third and final installment in Dark Horse’s American Gods saga, preceded by American Gods: My Ainsel and American Gods: Shadows.
The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old god’s fallen leader—heading towards an inevitable and potentially catastrophic war in this final arc to the bestselling comic series!
American Gods, the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel by #1 New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Neverwhere, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been adapted into a comic series by the incredibly talented writer and artist P. Craig Russell (The Graveyard Book, The Giver), with art and colors by award-winning artist Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman). American Gods: The Moment of the Storm features cover art by Glenn Fabry (Creepy Comics, Aliens Vs. Predator: Eternal) and Adam Brown (The Justice League, Aliens), with variant covers for each title by David Mack (Fight Club 2, Jessica Jones, Daredevil).
American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1 arrives April 17, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
Praise for American Gods: My Ainsel:
“The careful preservation of the voice of the original series will please Gaiman purists, and Hampton’s atmospheric artwork is outstanding…. This is a suitably epic treatment of a grand saga, with art that brings enough new life to the popular fiction for its many followers to add to their collections–Publishers Weekly
“Bizarre, fantastical, and an adaptation long overdue, American Gods: My Ainsel sustains Gaiman’s story in a new format. This is perfect for anyone who is a fan of the original book or the recent television series.” –Bookriot
Praise for American Gods: Shadows:
“By staying true to its source material and retaining Gaiman’s strong narrative voice, AMERICAN GODS #1 presents a stellar example of how to make an adaptation.” –Comicverse
“If you’re excited for the show and want to know what to expect from what looks like it could be the Next Big Thing on TV, make sure to pick this up.” –IGN
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