In the lead up to Emerald City Comic Con 2018, happening this week in Seattle, Dark Horse have announced a major expansion to their comics universe for Avatar: The Last Airbender. Two new original graphic novels will be landing in Fall 2018 from the publisher.
Avatar: The Last Airbender–Team Avatar Tales will be a one-shot anthology of stories that contains stories from Free Comic Book Day publications and also debuts several brand-new stories. The collection will feature the work of Gene Luen Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender—North and South), Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Ron Koertge (Vampire Planet), Dave Scheidt (Dreamworks Trolls, Wrapped Up), Sara Goetter (Dungeon Critters, Boozle), and more. The cover art on the volume is by artist Sara Kipin (The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic).
Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Part One is the official continuation of the Dark Horse graphic novel series. Writer Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Last of Us: American Dreams) and artist Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker, Over the Wall) have signed on as the new creative team, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
Dark Horse explains:
This new three-part adventure follows Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph as they return to Earthen Fire Industries—the factory owned by Toph’s father—and Team Avatar find that the once-small town of Cranefish is now booming. Expecting a warm welcome, Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with disinterest and even open hostility. At a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear: A massive bender versus non-bender conflict has gripped the town’s inhabitants, and is threatening to turn violent!