Serija “Američki Bogovi”, bazirana na istoimenoj noveli Nila Gejmena, fokusira se na glavnog junaka, koji se zove Senka (Shadow), čoveka koji je pušten iz zatvora dan ranije nakon što je odlužio trogodišnju zatvorsku kaznu zbog pljačke banke. Njemu je žena poginula u saobraćajnoj nesreći, a kada je Senka leteo avionom, kako bi došao na sahranu svoje supruge, pored njega je sedeo izvesni gospodin Sreda (Mr. Wednessday), koji znao sve o njegovom životu. Glavni junak saznaje da je gospodin Sreda zapravo Odin, božanstvo iz nordijske mitologije, kao i to da se se svi Bogovi, u koje se veruje, nalaze među običnim ljudima. Senka biva ubrzo uvučen u konflikt između takozvanih novih Bogova (Bogova novca i tehnologije) i starih Bogova.
The Bone Orchard
When Shadow Moon is released from prison early after the death of his wife, he meets Mr. Wednesday and is recruited as his bodyguard. Shadow discovers that this may be more than he bargained for.
The Secret of Spoons
As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.
Head Full of Snow
Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery.
Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.
Lemon Scented You
Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.
A Murder of Gods
On the run after the New Gods' show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.
A Prayer for Mad Sweeney
Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, winding, and often tragic past is explored.
Come to Jesus
On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.