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Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi

Cover of Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi picture book, Aang's Unfreezing Day

Big news from Dark Horse: They will launch a new series of Avatar picture books for young readers in July. The series is titled “Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi, and the first title will be Aang’s Unfreezing Day (cover above!), written by Kelly Leigh Miller and illustrated by Diana Sim.

Dark Horse has been publishing Avatar graphic novels for years, written and illustrated by such comics luminaries as Gene Luen Yang, Faith Erin Hicks, Kiku Hughes, and Gurihuru. Their announcement of this newest series comes hard on the heels of the news that Nickelodeon is setting up a whole division to produce Avatar content, starting with an animated film that will begin production this year.

The full press release is below.

AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER GETS CHIBIFIED

Adorable New ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ Arrives in All-New All-Ages Line

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Feb. 26, 2021)— Dark Horse Books and Nickelodeon are pleased to reveal a new line of books for the smallest fans of Avatar the Last Airbender in the upcoming book line Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi, launching July 2021!

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi launches with Aang’s Unfreezing Day. When Aang was frozen in an iceberg for a hundred years, he managed to forget his birthday! Luckily his friends Katara, Toph, Sokka, and Zuko plan to surprise him with a new special day to celebrate. But they’ll have to be careful while they prepare–it’s a surprise! 

Celebrated children’s author Kelly Leigh Miller (I am a WolfI Love My Fangs) teams with Avatar fandom favorite artist Diana Sim to bring young Avatar fans and their families this heartwarming tale of love, celebration, and friendship, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series writer Tim Hedrick.  

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Chibi Vol. 1: Aang’s Unfreezing Day arrives July 27, 2021 and is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Indiebound, and your local comic shops. Follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi announcements and reveals!

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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