Neil Gaiman’s American Gods sags continues at Dark Horse Comics in American Gods: My Ainsel. The new series has more Shadow, more Wednesday, and plenty more gods to meet.
Prepare for war
The TV series might be better known these days, but American Gods is forging forward with some excellent looking new books from Dark Horse Comics as well. Not that you’d probably expect any less from Neil Gaiman. He’s seemingly as high up the comic book royalty charts as you can get.
American Gods has accrued plenty of acclaim in its relatively short life, and why wouldn’t it? The premise is honestly pretty awesome. Following the mysterious unnamed god known only as Wednesday around the US, while he builds an army of the ancient divine to do battle with modern “gods” is freaking cool.
As for this new series, it’s almost as mysterious as its starting deity. I do know though, that an “Ainsel” is a “Northumbrian fairy tale”. Well, at least it is according to wikipedia. Apparently, it translates to “my own self”, which is kind of interesting.
From Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and artist Scott Hampton, watch for American Gods: My Ainsel #1, as it hits the stands tomorrow (March 14th). Here’s the oh-so-short synopsis and preview:
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war!
Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.