American Gods: Shadows #2

Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Artist: P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Fresh out of jail, Shadow Moon finds himself recruited as a bodyguard for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, only to be interrupted and kidnapped by the dangerous Technical Boy, who wants answers as to Wednesday's plans.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 14, 2017

    Throw in excellent art by P. Craig Russell (who provides layouts and the adaptation) and Scott Hampton and you have a terrific series adapting an outstanding novel. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Apr 10, 2017

    American Gods: Shadows #2 is a solid follow-up to the first issue deepening Shadows journey into Mr. Wednesday's mysterious world. Shadow's choices are very believable considering the way this issue conveys his current ordeal. Thankfully the interaction between Shadow and Mr. Wednesday is more entertaining this issue than last. Technical Boy is an intriguing character and reveals some of what's at stake for Mr. Wednesday. There's definitely more action than the first issue. And now I can't wait to see what unfolds next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Apr 7, 2017

    American Gods: Shadows #2 is maintaining its momentum as the story stays true to the original source material. The art reinforces the emotional tone of the story, delivering a visual dose of unease and apprehension. Things are starting to get interesting, as Shadows journey into the mystical world of the gods begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 8, 2017

    All in all, this is a good example of comic book storytelling: the plot is intriguing, the characters fleshed out in interesting ways, the dialogue lively and the art, though still a little on the restrained side, is detailed and clear. Shadow is growing on me and Wednesday is so far the star of the book. There's certainly enough here to hook the reader into the unfolding larger plot and I'm now very interested to see how this story develops. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 14, 2017

    A well-drawn and well-written adaptation of a portion of the eponymous novel that captures the growing intrigue of the Old God/New God war well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Apr 6, 2017

    but cutting some of American Gods to fit the medium would be better. With all the exposition and explanation coming up about who the gods are, why they are here, and what that means for Shadow? This could be a VERY slow book, and a TPB series of 10 volumes. Kill your darlings people. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 11, 2017

    This comic book is doing justice to the story. The plot is intriguing and the artwork is great to look at, but unlike the upcoming television series, I don't know if this was totally necessary. It doesn't have as a unique reading experience to it as I had hoped it would. I just feel like I'm retreading old ground, but I do admit, I love retreading this ground. It's a great story, and I can't imagine anyone picking up this issue being too disappointed with their purchase. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Apr 13, 2017

    This is not to say that Russell's art is bad, it is good throughout most of the story, but it is just lacking that spark of something. And in this case, where the art Read Full Review

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