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Avatar: The High Ground
Book Information
Author James Cameron

Sherri L. Smith

Country USA
Language English
Genre Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date * October 12 (issue 1)
  • December 6 (issue 2)
  • December 20 (issue 3)
Media type Graphic Novel
Issues 3
Pages 96
ISBN 1506709095
ISBN-13 978-1506709093

Avatar: The High Ground is an unreleased three volume graphic novel series from Dark Horse's Avatar comic line.

The series is based on James Cameron's original screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water before rewrites. The High Ground will serve as a direct prequel to Avatar: The Way of Water.



It has been almost a decade since the humans were forced to leave Pandora - but now they're returning - with an armada of heavily-armed starships! After years of peace, Jake Sully has settled down with Neytiri and raised a family, so for him, the stakes are even higher than when he first went to war against the corporate might of the RDA.


The first volume, Advent to War was listed on Amazon in late 2019 with a release date of January 23rd, 2020, and no announcement. Publishing metadata was released around this time as well. The item was taken down shortly afterward without wide release. The item listing offered a little background information including that it was based on an early screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water that was not used, and that it would be released in three volumes.[1]

With some publishing metadata such as an ISBN remaining in place, the status of the book remained unknown. Dark Horse's next release in the franchise was Avatar: The Next Shadow on January 6th, 2021, a year after the supposed release date of The High Ground.

As of 2022, the 3 issues of the series have resurfaced on book dealership sites. They are slated for release on October 12, December 6, and December 20 respectively and are available for preorder, although the preorder period has not been publicized.[2][3][4]