Shadow Moon (Character)

Created by:  Neil Gaiman

1st appearance: American Gods, 2001

Portrayed by: Richard “Ricky” Whittle

Alias: Balder, Mike Ainsel, Andy Haddock, Puppy

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 6’2              Weight: 230 lbs

Eyes:  Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives:Mr. Wednesday (father),Thor, Loki (brothers)

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Unknown

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Shadow Moon is the primary protagonist and central subject of American Gods. He is a seemingly ordinary man from the Midwest, who is caught up in the war between the Old Gods and the New Gods when Mr. Wednesday hires him as a bodyguard. He is also the main character of the follow-up novella, The Monarch of the Glen and of the short story, “Black Dog,” in Trigger Warning.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I am new to comics but love the films and tv. In particular I was wondering about Green Arrows Mr. Diggle. I loved how they evolved the story arc and that David Ramsey is just explosive in those T-Shirts! Can you spotlight my newest crush?


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