Last October, Dark Horse PR gave the word to Entertainment Weekly that Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) and artist Peter Wartman (Over the Wall) would be taking over Avatar: The Last Airbender comics in 2018.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my favorite things in the world,” Hicks said in a statement. “I’m totally not kidding: I remember watching the series finale over ten years ago when I was a struggling animator, wishing I could work on a show that was even ten percent as thoughtful and compelling as Avatar. I was so in love with the world and characters. Even now, there’s nothing that has filled my heart quite like Avatar, and I’m so honored to contribute to the real thing.”
We didn’t get anything concrete until now. But at the ComicsPRO retailer advocacy event held in Portland last week, Dark Horse Comics told the assembled retailers that Avatar: The Last Airbender would be getting into net series in the fall. Here are Wartman’s new designs of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph.
Retailers present were also reminded that any store that orders 10 copies of Frank Miller’s Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius #1, Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1, and Blackwoods #1 will qualify to make the initial order of that title fully returnable.