Dark Horse Announces "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Digital Comics and "Legend of Korra" Art Book

A look at new digital and upcoming print releases

Dark Horse has made a pair of announcements concerning their comic book partnership with Nickelodeon on Avatar: The Last Airbender books. First, you can now get their library of releases following the adventures of Aang and his crew digitally, to be read on web browsers and through their iOS/Android app.  On the print side of thing, a The Legend of Korra: art book will be available for purchase on July 24.  

 

AVATAR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011

Dark Horse is thrilled to bring to readers of all ages Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. This Free Comic Book Day story is an excellent excellent entry point to this wonderfully charming and imaginative world!

When an earnest young man starts vying for her attention, Mai wonders if he is her ticket out of the dumps after her break up with Fire Lord Zuko. Little does she know, this fellow has a secret that will point her to a destination she least expects—danger!

 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES

An unprecedented look at the concept, design, and production art behind this smash-hit series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Art of the Animated Series chronicles the show's development−from the very first sketch through to the series finale and beyond!−along with behind-the-scenes commentary from series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino.

• Featuring hundreds of images, most of which Nickelodeon has never released to the public!

 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE LOST ADVENTURES

This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That’s twenty-six stories set in Airbendercontinuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!

 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 1—THE PROMISE PART 1

This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!

    • The continuation of Airbender and the link to its upcoming sequel, Legend of Korra!

    • Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award-nominatedAmerican Born Chinese.

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 1—THE PROMISE PART 2

Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!

 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 1—THE PROMISE PART 3

The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone?

 

On the print side of things, Dark Horse also announced that The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series—Book One: Air will be available for purchase on July 24.

 

 

This beautiful hardcover contains hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created during the development of season one of the show. With commentary from show creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko throughout, this is an intimate look inside the creative process that brought the mystical world of bending and a new generation of heroes to life!

 

Also comig in July is AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER-THE SEARCH PART TWO TP

Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)

On sale July 10
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6" x 9"

In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever?

 

or some more Last Airbender goodies, check out co-creator Bryan Konietzko's Tumblr

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

 

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