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Dark Horse Comics to release new Avatar based series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path

Dark Horse Comics to release new Avatar based series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path

If you haven’t heard yet, on September 27th Dark Horse Comics announced they will be releasing a new Avatar series called Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path. This is the first of the upcoming Avatar comics we learned about in October of 2015. At that time James Cameron teased that the upcoming comics would tell stories from the past, present, and future of Avatar.

After that announcement we didn’t hear much else about when the comics would start happening. In December of 2016 it was announced for FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) of 2017 Dark Horse would be releasing an Avatar comic. You can read more about that in a previous article we wrote HERE. Now it seems we are finally getting into the actual story lines. I am very excited to see where the comic takes us with Tsu’tey and beyond. The FCBD issue was short but very entertaining and had really excellent art work. The upcoming Tsu’tey series is keeping the same writer (Sherri L. Smith) from that issue, and the artist (Doug Wheatley) is going to be doing the covers. However the illustrations will be from Jan Duursema, and inks by Dan Parsons, with Wes Dzioba providing colors. I thought Doug Wheatley really nailed Pandora in comic form, but after checking out the other artists work I think we will be in great hands. The first cover by Wheatley was also released when the series was announced and it’s stunning.

I cannot wait to see where this first series takes us. Even though Tsu’tey passed away I’m glad we will get to know him even better starting this January 16th!

 

Revisiting the Avatar comic

Revisiting the Avatar comic

For those who don’t know about or don’t remember, lets take a step back to May 6th, 2017. Dark Horse comics released an Avatar comic on Free Comic Book Day (FCDB) to comic shops around the country. It was a short story but had some great artwork and colors. The story followed Jake Sully and filled in some missing details the movie didn’t have a chance to cover. It was a small taste of what is to come, but it was a fantastic tease. We haven’t received any official word of when the series will officially launch, but it is rumored to be sometime in 2020 before the release of Avatar 2. In case you haven’t picked up your own copy yet I won’t spoil it for you. But here is a couple of pages that show how the book turned out.

 

The series was originally announced by James Cameron at NYCC in October of 2015. He said it will follow story lines from the past, present, and future of the first Avatar movie. Also a preview of the cover was released that featured Akwey the horse clan leader from the first film, and even had him riding on a toruk. However before the comic was released it was updated to Jake Sully, both the main picture and the na’vi riding toruk.

 

Initial preview cover

 

Final Cover

 

If you didn’t pick up a free copy back in 2017 don’t worry, you can pick up a copy off ebay around $5 shipped. Just search FCBD Avatar. I leave you with the video of James Cameron announcing the comic book series.