Friday, April 14, 2017

Neil Gaiman's American Gods #2

   In my review of the first issue in the American Gods series, I said that: "The issue is mostly dedicated to introducing some of the cast and putting the story into play, but it's captivating and whets the reader's appetite for more."

   This issue gives you more of the same (though it does throw in a short, entertaining action sequence, too).

   The man named Shadow meets his new employer, the mysterious Mr. Wednesday - and gets a chance to demonstrate his skills.

   He also has to face some unpleasant truths about his past - and meet some possibly deadly future foes.

   Neil Gaiman's story continues to build slowly, but it's a powerful concept populated with terrific characters.

   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!

Grade: A


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