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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 book
Issues 7[1], 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.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

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)Edit

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)Edit

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 High Ground (2020)Edit

An upcoming three volume graphic novel series, Avatar: The High Ground is based on the original screenplay for Avatar 2 before rewrites.

Gallery Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brothers, and 6 issues of Tsu'tey's Path
  2. http://www.comingsoon.net/extras/news/621143-james-cameron-and-dark-horse-announce-avatar-comics
  3. https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2449/dark-horse-comics-announces-2017-free-comic-book-d
  4. https://twitter.com/DarkHorseComics/status/959475206656999424
  5. https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2789/nycc-2018-dark-horse-returns-pandora
  6. https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3004-973/James-Camerons-Avatar-Tsuteys-Path-1-Shea-Standerfer-Variant-Cover
  7. https://www.cbr.com/exclusive-dark-horse-covers-avatar-death-orb-umbrella-academy/
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