I’ve come across a couple of additional bits of information for the much anticipated Avatar: The High Ground, the paperback book series which we first discussed back in October of 2019. If you need a refresher on what we knew check out this article-http://avatarsequels.com/avatar-the-high-ground/
The United Arab Emirates Amazon site has the book listed as-James Cameron’s Avatar: The High Ground Volume 1 Advent To War. That aligns with what we had already known, that the book was a series of three, so now we have the name of book one. AE Amazon also confirms the page length of being 96 pages, the same as the UK listing showed, and has the same ISBN numbers. Sadly no new information on the release as it shows the original date of 1/23/20. Hopefully after Avatar: The Next Shadow finishes up we will get more information on when The High Ground will release. Nick noticed that two of the pieces of character art from the Avatar: The Next Shadow Q&A showed two new Na’vi, and it looks like in the top left corner it says “High Ground.” So I believe we have a couple pieces of character art from the upcoming series. Thanks for the eagle eye on noticing that Nick. Pentyarus page shows is it from book 1, and neither character showed up in The Next Shadow issue 1.
Avatar: The Next Shadow Q&A with Josh Izzo, Jeremy Barlow, and Josh Hood
If you are like me and you are excited about the new Avatar comic releases you wont want to miss this video from Dark Horse Comics. It was streamed live yesterday and archived for all who missed it. The video is hosted by Cara O’Neil, featuring Joshua Izzo (VP of Franchise Development at Lightstorm), Jeremy Barlow (writer), and Josh Hood (artist). Further expanding on what we currently know about the series Avatar: The Next Shadow, we get to know the creative team behind the series, and learn more about the process of bringing the comic to life. Plus we learned the series takes place in a 1-2 week window after the movie ends.
If you need a physical copy, still you can purchase a Josh Hood autographed comic from https://shop.neighborhoodcomics.com/products/avatar-next-shadow I highly recommend Neighborhood comics, they are a great small shop who ships quickly and securely. I received my copies of issue 1 from them yesterday. If you are looking for a digital copy check out Dark Horse Digital Comics where you can instantly download and read the issues on release date. You can use your home pc, laptop, tablet, or phone to read the comics you purchase. I am not able to get my comics locally so I purchase the digital copy on the day it comes out, then wait for my physical copies to arrive. It’s something I did for the Tsu’tey series and enjoy it, that way I’m up to date and don’t get the story spoiled online while waiting for my physical copies.
These two character sheets were shown during the Q&A, they show us two previously unseen Na’vi, Yeyatley and Pentyaru. Nick noticed the top left of the character sheets seem to say High Ground. Pentyarus page says Book 1 and she doesn’t appear in The Next Shadow, so I believe these are indeed characters from the upcoming Avatar: The High Ground series. If you want to read about the newest information on High Ground check out http://avatarsequels.com/avatar-the-high-ground-new-information/
Celebrate the release of Avatar: The Next Shadow with artist Josh Hood
To celebrate the release of the upcoming four issue run of Avatar: The Next Shadow, Neighborhood Comics is having series artist Josh Hood join them on Facebook Live to help launch the book with an interview. He will be live on the comics release date, this coming Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 6:30 CST. You can catch Josh at the following link- https://fb.me/e/Xnl1eNp7
If you have a question for Josh you can message Neighborhood Comics on Facebook, plus they are offering signed copies of the book for sale at https://shop.neighborhoodcomics.com
Well friends today is 12/18 meaning Avatar released in 2009 in the United States 11 years ago today. I can’t believe it has already been a year since we celebrated the 10th anniversary with the official Avatar account on twitter. I am celebrating 11 years by re-watching that stream. If you missed that, or just want to go back and re-watch your favorite parts, you can still do so here- Avatar 10 Year Anniversary
I’m thankful for all the Avatar fans who are still out there, who still are waiting on the sequels, and who can’t wait to go back to Pandora. It will be worth the wait!
In the short term I am very excited for Omaticon 2021, and for the upcoming comic series, Avatar: The Next Shadow. Omaticon should be a fun online fan gathering, and The Next Shadow is the first time since 2009 we get to see what Jake, Neytiri, and the Omatikaya people have been up to since we saw them on screen. Lets hope ’21 will be a great year for us Avatar fans, and the movie theater industry can bounce back in time for the 2022 Avatar 2 release.
To vote you do need to create an account. Just click “SUPPORT” in the upper right hand corner of the page and you’ll be prompted for you age, then you can create a new account or login from your Facebook, Google, or Apple account. If you want to see this come to life please take the time to vote to make Bulldoozer’s set a reality. As of this posting I was number 5532 to vote for the set, so he is over half way to the needed amount.
Please also check out and support this project from Ogel_. Avatar: Toruk-The Last Shadow. Here is what Oleg has to say about his project-
The great leonopteryx, known as Toruk in Na’vi’s language. His name can be translated as Last Shadow because the last thing you see when it attacks is his shadow above you. Toruk is the apex predator of Pandora, it is feared but respected by the different Na’vi tribes.
I’m a huge fan of Avatar and it’s been a while that I wanted to build iconic creatures and vehicles from this movie. So, I started to create this project a few months ago and I have modified it a lot of times to be more realistic and more robust. I wanted to create an articulated model so it is more playable and it can take a lot of positions like a flying one, a walked one where the “feathers” fold or an intimidating one and lots more!
Now if you want your own Toruk to lead and win every battle you do against the invaders, support my project.
I hope that you like it.
I would love to see both of these projects reach 10,000 votes. Toruk would look amazing with the Pandora set. As more updates come in about either set I will share them with you all.
Send a message to our soon to be mother Avatar stuntwoman Alicia Vela-Bailey
Hey guys, in case you missed it, last month Alicia Vela-Bailey announced she is 5 months pregnant, it will be her and her husband Matts first child. As soon as I heard the news I knew I wanted to do something community related to show her support during her pregnancy. It’s a bit hard to be a working stunt woman with a baby brewing, plus with Covid-19 affecting work for so many in the movie business, I thought it would be nice to help her and her husband out. She has spent years working on Avatar and the sequels, and shes a lovely person.
If you aren’t familiar with Alicia’s role in Avatar, here is just some of what she’s known for. She was the stunt double for Zoe Saldana/Neytiri. She played the young Na’vi spotted throughout the movie who only recently was named in the comics, Saeyla. She played another formally unnamed character who is a fan favorite, the ikran leader with the red war paint, Ikeyni. In the extended version she was the woman getting slapped at the bar on earth, who Jake Sully got thrown out trying to protect.
Originally we were going to take donations for her and Matt to help with any expenses they may have. After talking to Alicia she said they had been fortunate to have work recently and would take our donations and donate it to a charity of our choosing. So in light of that I’ll make a donation to them on behalf of the fandom, if you want to suggest a charity let me know. I’m going to get a card made with any messages you’d like to share with them.
If you have any well wishes please write to the email below and I’ll pass them along, Irayo.
Alicia doing performance capture as Neytiri.
Alicia as Saeyla, getting ready to begin Iknimaya.
Alicia as Ikeyni, Olo’eykte of the Tayrangi.
Alicia in the extended version on the bar in earth, right before Jake Sully intervenes.
While we don’t have any official word on this release yet, Amazon UK had a pre-order up for a new Avatar series called Avatar-The High Ground. The pre-order has since been taken down but I took some screen shots last night when I saw it. The listing is brief but still tells us a lot of great information. Plus the cover looks fantastic.
This sounds really exciting. I have been waiting a long time to see what has happened on Pandora since Avatar ended, and we finally get to dive into that world again. I love that the book will be 96 pages, and is the first in a series of three. If the other two hold up we will be getting almost 300 pages of new Avatar goodness. I can’t wait to be introduced into the Sully family and revisit familiar faces and meet the all new ones. Being based of James Cameron’s unused sequel, and adapted by Sherri Smith almost assures us a fantastic story. Sherri was the writer of the previous Avatar comic series, Avatar-Tsu’tey’s Path. Even though the listing was pulled I hope it sticks to the January 23rd, 2020 release date and we will soon be diving back into some new Avatar goodness.
Big thanks to Nick for sharing this with me. Give him a follow, he’s a long time Avatar fan.
I came across this stunning Avatar cosplay earlier this year. Yesterday I was able to contact Murzikyuki to receive permission to share her photos with everyone. Her cosplay is one of the best I have seen plus the background for the photos makes a fantastic Pandora. Enjoy!
You can find more photos of murzikyuki on her instagram and her cosplay page. If you enjoyed her cosplay please leave her a message and let her know.