Dark Horse Books has twice the The Last Airbender fun planned this year with the release of an all-new story and omnibus collection! To read these works will help those who are impatient with waiting for the next animated tale. There’s no timeline for when they will release, but thankfully these works provide some excellent side stories.
These works are all canon. The first release is in partnership with Avatar Studios to tell Avatar: The Last Airbender—Azula in the Spirit Temple!
From the Press Release:
The veteran, award-winning team of Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman, and Adele Matera is back with a new story. This graphic novel, taking place in the world of the hit Nickelodeon series, also features letters by ComicCraft’s Jimmy Betancourt and cover art by Wartman and Matera.
In this story: Azula continues her destabilisation campaign against the Fire Nation and her brother, Fire Lord Zuko. But after a failed attack on her latest target, Azula finds herself in a mysterious forest temple inhabited by a solitary monk. What first seems like a place to safely pass the night is quickly revealed to be something horrifyingly different. Azula is forced to confront her past and will finally face her chance at redemption…but will she take it?
The Avatar: The Last Airbender—Azula in the Spirit Temple will be available in bookstores September 26, 2023 and in comic shops September 27, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon and at your local comic book shop and bookstore and will retail for $12.99.
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In the Avatar The Last Airbender—Imbalance Omnibus, fans can see how this team nailed the action in sequential art form. This collection features work by members of the award-winning team behind Suki, Alone including writer Faith Erin Hicks (Avatar: The Last Airbender––Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, The Last of Us: American Dreams), illustrator Peter Wartman (Suki, Alone, Stonebreaker) and colorists Adele Matera (Avatar: The Last Airbender––Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, Star Wars Adventures) and Ryan Hill (Rick and Morty, Judge Dredd) and with cover art by Wartman and Matera.
The 224-page work collects Imbalance Parts 1-3, which picks up the story where North and South left off.
When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries—the factory owned by Toph’s father—Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with a cold shoulder. As soon as the team is asked for help at a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear: a massive bender-versus-non-bender conflict has gripped the town and is threatening to turn violent. In order to heal the divide and save the town, Aang and the team will all face tough decisions about power and identity that could tear them apart.
The Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Omnibus collection will be available in bookstores August 8, 2023 and in comic shops August 9, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore and will retail for $24.99.