Mixing Chinese mythology with martial arts and fantasy elements, the show was very different to everything else being produced in the US at the time — especially on Nickelodeon , home of Spongebob Squarepants. Personally, I only caught a handful of episodes back when it was airing but I like its approach and the way it used Eastern influences. Luckily for fans, Dark Horse Comics acquired the rights to continue the show in a graphic novel format. So far this has worked quite well with the graphic novels being well l-received by fans and critics. With another graphic novel trilogy beginning soon, Dark Horse want to make sure Avatar fans know that the series has continued in this format. You can find a reading list of all the graphic novels, both released and soon to be, below:.
The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to expand once more in a series of original novels. The two books included in the deal will be written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator and executive producer of The Last Airbender and its follow-up The Legend of Korra. The first of the two books, The Rise of Kyoshi , will be explore her origin story as she established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of the Earth Kingdom. Avatar: The Last Airbender ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon, from to , eliciting acclaim for its animated design, characterization, and world-building; it went on to win Emmy and Peabody Awards, and has built a significant fandom in the decade since it went off the air. A sequel, The Legend of Korra , ran from to , and several comics and graphic novels based on the original series have been published, including the series The Lost Adventures , which took place between events of the show. The Rise of Kyoshi has all the hallmarks of what YA readers love — bold storytelling set in a rich landscape with a strong heroine at the forefront!
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The series includes The Lost Adventures , published from to and set between episodes of the original series, and the graphic novel trilogies, published since and set a few years after the original series. A related comic continuation, taking place seventy-four years later, The Legend of Korra , began publication in Published on June 15, , it is an anthology that includes twenty-eight stories by various writers and artists, many of whom worked on the original animated series. The book is scheduled for publication on October 2, A series of graphic novels trilogies published by Dark Horse Comics serve as a continuation of Avatar: The Last Airbender television series. The first five stories are written by Gene Luen Yang and drawn by artist team Gurihiru.
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