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James Cameron's Avatar
Country USA
Language English
Genre Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date May 6 2017 - August 26 2019
Media type Comic books and graphic novels
Issues 22[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] On February 2, 2018, Dark Horse tweeted "more James Cameron's Avatar is planned for later this year...Will announce details when we can."[4]

Brothers (2017)[]

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[5][6][7].

The Next Shadow (2021)[]

Avatar: The Next Shadow is a four-issue comic miniseries that takes place shortly after the first movie's events. It details the inner conflict in the Omaticaya clan after Jake's rise to leadership, culminating in an assassination attempt on Jake by the family of Tsu'tey (Artsut, Ateyo, and Arvok).

Adapt or Die (2022)[]

Avatar: Adapt or Die is a prequel series to the first film featuring Grace Augustine, telling the story of initial relations between the RDA and the Omaticaya clan, including the establishment of the Grace's schoolhouse.

The High Ground (2022)[]

An upcoming three-volume graphic novel series, Avatar: The High Ground is based on the original screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water before rewrites. Originally intended for release in 2020, the series was removed from stores and postponed until 2022. It has once again become available for preorder.