The novel was released in tandem with the television series though it presents some notable differences from the television series.
Gaiman has since revised the novel twice, the first time for an American audience unfamiliar with the London Underground, the second time because he felt unsatisfied with the original.
story illustrated by Bernie Mireault and Matt Wagner.
It is heavily influenced by Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.During this he sometimes wrote under pseudonyms, including Gerry Musgrave, Richard Grey, and "a couple of house names".Gaiman started writing comic-books, picking up Miracleman after Moore finished his run on the series.Gaiman has not written a direct sequel to American Gods but he has revisited the characters.
A glimpse at Shadow's travels in Europe is found in a short story which finds him in Scotland, applying the same concepts developed in American Gods to the story of Beowulf. Nancy'), tracing the relationship of his two sons, one semi-divine and the other an unassuming Englishman, as they explore their common heritage.
Gaiman and artist Mark Buckingham collaborated on several issues of the series before its publisher, Eclipse Comics, collapsed, leaving the series unfinished.