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Avatar: Dark Horse landing on James Cameron's Pandora with upcoming limited series

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Sep 27, 2018

At this point, there have been more comics based on James Cameron's Avatar (2009) than actual movies. Still, we should be grateful to publishers like Dark Horse for keeping the property alive nearly a decade after the original film was released.

The next book that will return readers to the alien planet of Pandora is Avatar: Tsu'tey's Path. Serving as a sort of companion to the first movie, the six-issue limited series will follow the proud Na'vi warrior (portrayed by Laz Alonso in the film), who must fight for what he believes in upon the arrival of Jake Sully (portrayed by Sam Worthington in the film) of the Sky People, who just want the planet's natural resources.

"What unfolds is a sweeping tale of sacrifice and heroism set during the original Avatar film revealing events only hinted at in the 2009 blockbuster!" reads the official press release.

Here's a first look at the artwork:

Avatar James Cameron comic

Credit: Dark Horse Comics

Sherri L. Smith (Lucy the Giant, Flygirl, and Orleans) is on writing duties, alongside an art team that includes penciller Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Wolverine: Knight of Terra), inker Dan Parsons (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Game of Thrones), colorist Wes Dzioba (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Mystery Science Theater 3000), and cover illustrator Doug Wheatley (Star Wars: Dark Times).

Issue #1 of Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path won't go on sale until Jan. 16, 2019, but you can still pre-order a copy at your local comics shop.

Currently, there are four Avatar film sequels in development, all of them written and directed by Cameron, with the original cast returning. The second one arrives in theaters on Dec. 18, 2020.

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