Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel Anansi Boys will become an eight-issue comic miniseries from Dark Horse Comics.  Mark Bernardin (Adora and the Distance, Star Wars: Mace Windu) will adapt the story with art by Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Luke Cage, Hellboy), colors by Chris Sotomayor, and letters by Jim Campbell.

Anansi Boys is about Fat” Charlie Nancy, a Londoner with a boring life until he discovers his now-dead father was Anansi, the trickster god of African folklore, and that he’s a twin, with a brother hes never met.  The story covers jealous gods, sibling rivalry, and how being a god can make for a lot of trouble. Anansi Boys is in development for streaming on Prime Video (see “Whoopi in ‘Anansi Boys’”).

The adaptation’s main cover is by David Mack.  Two variant covers will also be available, one each by Martinbrough and Denys Cowan.  The first issue will be released June 26, 2024, at a cover price of $3.99.

Said 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.”

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