|James Cameron's Avatar|
|Genre||Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi|
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date||May 6 2017 - August 26 2019|
|Media type||Comic book|
|Issues||7, plus 3 graphic novels|
James Cameron's Avatar is a line of comic books and graphic novels based on the Avatar franchise, published by Dark Horse Comics. The line debuted with a Free Comic Book Day 2017 issue. In the summer of 2019, the line was then used for a six issue miniseries under the title Avatar: Tsu'tey's Path.
The line was unveiled at the 2015 New York Comic Con by James Cameron, in a video message. Dark Horse is now part of an associated ten year partnership deal. The comics will be set "before, during and after" the events of the first film.
The Free Comic Book Day 2017 issue was announced on December 12, 2016 and released on May 6, 2017. The full rollout of the Avatar comics line was originally planned for late 2017. On February 2, 2018, Dark Horse tweeted "more James Cameron's Avatar is planned for later this year...Will announce details when we can."
A stand alone issue, Avatar: Brothers was released as a special edition tie-in to the 2017 Free Comic Book Day event held at comics retailers, was written by Sherri L. Smith. The issue focuses on Jake Sully's bond with the Great Leonopteryx, strengthening it through his memories of his brother and the stories he shared about great historical & mythical partnerships. The story is set during the events of the first film as a "comic book exclusive scene" with Jake preparing for the final battle in the Pandoran War.
Tsu'tey's Path (2019)
Avatar: Tsu'tey's Path is a six issue comic miniseries focusing on Tsu'tey. Much like the FCBD issue, the miniseries takes place during the events of the first film and features events that were only alluded to in the original movie. The miniseries was written by Sherri L. Smith, penciled by Jan Duursema, inked by Dan Parsons, and colored by Wes Dzioba. The covers were illustrated by Doug Wheatley, with variant covers by Shea Standefer.
The Next Shadow
Avatar: The Next Shadow is a four issue comic miniseries that takes place shortly after the events of the first movie.
The High Ground (2020)
- Brothers, and 6 issues of Tsu'tey's Path
|Films||Avatar (2009) · Avatar 2 (2022) · Avatar 3 (2024) · Avatar 4 (2026) · Avatar 5 (2028)|
|Comics||Brothers (2017) · Tsu'tey's Path (2019) ·The Next Shadow (2021) · The High Ground (TBC)|
|Games||PC/Console: Avatar: The Game (PC/360/PS3 · Demo · Wii/PSP · NDS) · Frontiers of Pandora|
iOS/Android: Avatar · Warrior's Journey · Pandora Rising
Browser: AVTR Advanced Team · Pandora ROVR
Other: The Mobile Game · Pinball
|Events||The Exhibition (2011-14) · Toruk - The First Flight (2015-19) · Discover Pandora (2016-) · 10 Year Anniversary (2019)|
|Related||ILM Prototype · Pandora Discovered · Capturing Avatar · A Message from Pandora · Prequel · Pandora: The World of Avatar (2017-) · Novel Series|