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Exclusive: Dark Horse to Publish ‘Avatar’ Omnibus

You’re hearing it here first: Dark Horse will publish a new edition of the series Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise in a value-priced paperback omnibus edition.

Written by Gene Luen Yang (in collaboration with the TV series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino), with art by the Japanese team Gurihiru, The Promise was the first graphic novel to continue the Avatar story after the end of the TV series. It was first published in three paperback volumes in 2012, then as a hardcover omnibus (with a list price of $39.99) in 2013. Now it’s coming back as a 200-page paperback, priced at $24.99, in June 2020

The full press release is below:


The Continuation of the Hit TV Series Gets Published for the First Time in Value Priced Paperback

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (November 19, 2019)—Available for the first time in omnibus format, this volume collects parts 1-3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise. This official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon ™ series is written by Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, New Super-Man) with series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, with art by the renowned team at Gurihiru—including a brand-new, soon-to-be-revealed cover for this omnibus collection!     

Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations’ tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang’s friendship with Zuko places him in the middle of the conflict!

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise omnibus collectionhits comics shelves June 17, 2020 and bookstores June 30, 2020. This paperback omnibus features over 200 pages and will retail for $24.99, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and at your local comic shop. Celebrate the fifteen-year anniversary of the show’s debut by picking up Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise omnibus! 

Praise for Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise:

“If you’re a fan of the series, there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll love it.” –Multiversity Comics

“Yang and Gurihiru succeed in continuing the story of the The Last Airbender era in a manner that feels natural and intuitive to the source…”–AiPT!

“If you are like I am, you often wonder if a licensed spin-off can carry on the work of the original, and with respect. In this case, there is no need to fear. In fact, it’s time to rejoice!”–Geek Syndicate

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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