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New Netflix live-action series based on Avatar: The Last Airbender!
Posted by Icy_Ashford on September 19th, 2018 @ 8:56 AM EST (826)
shared an article on his tumblr page announcing that he and his fellow co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino are reuniting as showrunners to work on a Netflix new live action series based on their beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series.
These are some words they have to say about the live action series:
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
The concept art shown of Aang and Appa in this post is by John Staub. Feel free to visit his artstation page to view his other works.
Are you excited or feeling otherwise? We are sharing our thoughts about it in in our forum thread and you are welcomed to join us.
New Avatar: The Last Airbender novels featuring Avatar Kyoshi!
Posted by Icy_Ashford on September 1st, 2018 @ 1:44 AM EST (825)
Entertainment Weekly announced that Nickelodeon has partnered with Abrams Children's Books to release a series of novels set in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It will be focused on Avatar Kyoshi and there will be two books about her. The first book is titled The Rise of Kyoshi and "will explore her origin story as she established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of the Earth Kingdom." The second book is still untitled and the release date is unknown.
These two books are authored by F.C. Yee and written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, one of the co-creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
The Rise of Kyoshi is set to be released on July 16 2019 and can be pre-ordered on Abrams Books and Amazon.
Imbalance Part Two cover art revealed
Posted by Icy_Ashford on August 6th, 2018 @ 9:18 AM EST (823)
has revealed the cover art of "Imbalance, Part Two" which is slated for release on Mar 26 2019.
Penguin Random House has also released an updated synopsis for Imbalance Part One and revealed the synopsis for Imbalance Part Two. You may read them below.
"When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries–the factory owned by Toph’s father–Team Avatar finds that the once small town is now booming. Expecting a warm welcome, Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with unimpressed, cold-shouldered spectators. 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."
"There’s something fishy going on in Cranefish Town, and it’s up to Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph to find out what, before the simmering conflict between benders and non-benders boils over into all-out war. But danger lurks where they least expect it, and uncovering the truth will reveal a threat unlike any they’ve ever faced–and a fateful choice for Aang he can never unmake!"
Imbalance is written by Faith Erin Hicks, drawn by Peter Wartman, and colored by Ryan Hill, in collaboration with co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. You may pre-order Imbalance Part Two on Amazon.
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.