James Cameron's Avatar
Country USA
Language English
Genre Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date May 6th, 2017 (FCBD 2017 issue)
Media type Comic book

James Cameron's Avatar is an upcoming comic book series that will be published by Dark Horse Comics. It was unveiled at the 2015 New York Comic Con by James Cameron, in a video message.[1] The comic will be set "before, during and after" the events of the first film. Dark Horse is now part of an associated ten year partnership deal.

The first issue of the Avatar comic, a special edition for Free Comic Book Day 2017 was announced on December 12, 2016. The comic was released on May 6, 2017.[2] It was written by Sherri L. Smith, illustrated by Doug Wheatley, and colored by Wes Dzioba. The cover art was done by Dave Wilkins.[3] The lettering was done by Michael Heisler.[4] The issue is the start of the Dark Horse line of Avatar comics and graphic novels, with a greater rollout planned for late 2017.[2] The full issue is available to read online for free with a Dark Horse Digital account.

The issue focuses on Jake Sully's bond with the Great Leonopteryx, strengthening it through his memories of his brother and the stories he shared about great historical & mythical partnerships. The story is set during the events of the film as a "comic book exclusive scene" with Jake preparing for the final battle in the Pandoran War, showing what happened between him jumping onto the Great Leonopteryx and him arriving at the Tree of Souls. The issue also features a preview of another Dark Horse published comic, Briggs Land, written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera.[2]

Mashable previewed the finalized cover and first two pages of the FCBD 2017 issue on January 31st, 2017. The cover is mostly unchanged from the original art previewed, with the exception of the likeness on it changed to Jake in his battle gear during the Assault on the Tree of Souls.[5]

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  • Jake's expression on the Free Comic Book Day 2017 cover resembles his expression on the Sideshow Collectibles Hot Toys 1:6 scale Jake Sully collectable figure.


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