Latest ATLA News
New Avatar: The Last Airbender comics!
Posted by Icy_Ashford on February 27th, 2018 @ 8:15 AM EST (821)
announced last year that there will be new Avatar: The Last Airbender comics written by Faith Erin Hicks and illustrated by Peter Wartman. Entertainment Weekly has revealed the title and cover art of "Imbalance, Part One" which is slated to be released on October 10th 2018. Here is a short summary of the story: "The first part of a new trilogy, this story finds Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph dealing with a conflict between benders and non-benders in a booming industrial town."
The art looks amazing and perhaps this story would show the beginnings of the Equalist ideology that was depicted in The Legend of Korra.
In addition to that, there will be a one-shot anthology comic titled "Avatar: The Last Airbender - Team Avatar Tales" which features tales from multiple writers and it is slated to be released on September 5th 2018. Some will be previous Free Comic Book Day publications and other stories will be brand new. This is a summary by EW: "In classic Avatar style, the comic is set to include both adventurous stories (such as saving a pumpkin farmer from monsters) and serious reflection on deep issues, like what it means to save the world. In addition to Yang and Hicks, other featured creators will include Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Ron Koertge (Vampire Planet), Dave Scheidt (Dreamworks Trolls, Wrapped Up), and Sara Goetter (Dungeon Critters, Boozle)."
It's amazing that after a decade since the original series ended, it's still going strong!
Avatar: The Last Airbender series is coming to Blu-ray!
Posted by Icy_Ashford on February 27th, 2018 @ 7:43 AM EST (820)
recently announced that the series will be released on blu-ray. Bryan Konietzko, one of the co-creators of the show, said that technology has allowed footage from the original series to be 'uprezzed' into a higher resolution.
It will be available exclusively from Best Buy from May 1st 2018 before it is available throughout the US from June 5th 2018. It is not known if this will be released internationally but we will update this post once we have more information.
Based on IGN's article, there will be a total of nine discs in total and each disc will have special features. After reading through the features available, they appear to be similar to the features bundled with the DVD box sets that were released years ago. Again, if there are blu-ray exclusive features, we will update this post.
Avatar: The Last Airbender HD release on iTunes
Posted by Icy_Ashford on December 10th, 2017 @ 6:33 AM EST (818)
The official Avatar: The Last Airbender Facebook page announced that all 3 seasons of ATLA will be available in HD on iTunes. We know that the episodes on the original DVDs more than ten years ago may not look aesthetically pleasing so this HD release would be a welcome change for the series we know and love! I look forward to re-watching some of my favorite fight scenes again in glorious HD.
Avatar: The Last Airbender comics to continue with new writing & illustrating team!
Posted by Icy_Ashford on October 6th, 2017 @ 7:39 AM EST (816)
For those who have been waiting for more stories set in the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, great news! After years of reading the ATLA comics written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by the Gurihiru team, Entertainment Weekly announced that the torch will be passed to writer Faith Erin Hicks and artist Peter Wartman. They will be continuing the comics starting from next year.
We do not know the title of the comic or release date yet but we will post an update when we do. Feel free to click on the linked article to check out Wartman's concept art of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph.
North and South - The Library edition
Posted by Icy_Ashford on June 11th, 2017 @ 8:33 AM EST (813)
Dark Horse has released the cover image for the Library edition of North and South.
As with the previous Library editions of the comics, this special edition contains all 3 parts for North and South. It will also feature commentaries by writer Gene Luen Yang and the comic artists Gurihiru.
It is slated for release on October 25 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Book Depository.