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EXCLUSIVE Dark Horse Preview: Anansi Boys #1

A reality-spanning odyssey of sibling rivalry, jealous deities, and one poor soul who’ll realize that being a god is more trouble than it’s worth.

“Fat” Charlie Nancy leads a boring life as a boring Londoner until he discovers two things: That his recently deceased father was, in fact, Anansi, the trickster god of African folklore, and that he has a twin brother he’s never met. All of this kicks off a reality-spanning odyssey of sibling rivalry, jealous deities, and one poor soul who’ll realize that being a god is more trouble than it’s worth.

“To say that I’ve been a fan of Neil’s work for decades would be the understatement of all understatements,” says Bernardin. “So to have the opportunity to help transmute his wonderful Anansi Boys to comics is a gobsmacking honor. I hope readers who love the novel encounter those moments they adore as well as discover some fresh madness to keep them on their toes.”

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Anansi Boys #1

Writer: Marc Bernardin
Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
Letters: Jim Campbell
Cover: David Mack
Release Date: June 26, 2024

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MILWAUKIE, Ore., (XXXX)— Neil Gaiman’s Locus- and British Fantasy Award-winning novel, Anansi Boys, will soon be presented in a new comic adaptation from Dark Horse Comics. Adapted by Eisner-nominated writer Marc Bernardin (Adora and the Distance, Star Wars: Mace Windu, Census), the series will also feature art by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Luke Cage, Hellboy), colors by Chris Sotomayor, and letters by Jim Campbell. The first issue will have a main cover illustrated by David Mack and two variants by Martinbrough and Denys Cowan, respectively.

“Fat” Charlie Nancy leads a boring life as a boring Londoner until he discovers two things: That his recently deceased father was, in fact, Anansi, the trickster god of African folklore, and that he has a twin brother he’s never met. All of this kicks off a reality-spanning odyssey of sibling rivalry, jealous deities, and one poor soul who’ll realize that being a god is more trouble than it’s worth.

“To say that I’ve been a fan of Neil’s work for decades would be the understatement of all understatements,” says Bernardin. “So to have the opportunity to help transmute his wonderful Anansi Boys to comics is a gobsmacking honor. I hope readers who love the novel encounter those moments they adore as well as discover some fresh madness to keep them on their toes.”

“Despite having many Neil Gaiman collections on my bookshelf, surprisingly I had never read The Anansi Boys,” added Martinbrough. “When Dark Horse approached me to illustrate this adaptation, I jumped at the chance to tell this funny, fantastical story full of rich and charming characters. Designing the larger than life figures of Papa Nancy and Spider has been a delight, but my favorite by far, was capturing the endearing quirks and idiosyncrasies of Fat Charlie.”

Anansi Boys #1 (of 8) arrives in comic shops on June 26, 2024. It is now available to pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.

Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media and check our website, www.darkhorse.com, for more news, announcements, and updates!

Praise for Neil Gaiman’s American Gods series:

“With American Gods – Shadows, Gaiman, Russell, and the rest of the creative team deliver an adaptation worth believing in.”—Comics Beat

“This series… does feel necessary, inevitable — real.”—NPR

American Gods is one of the great modern tales of our time, and the comic book version aims to hook a whole new generation of mature readers.”—Pastrami Nation

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