Aang Returns for Some More Airbending

Avatar: The Last Airbender

I’ve yet to meet anyone who has watched Avatar: The Last Airbender and not become a fan. It’s just that kind of show, one that looks like kiddie entertainment but turns out to be surprisingly deep and thought-provoking in decidedly non-childish ways. And I’ve yet to meet anyone who has watched the series and doesn’t want more adventures in the four nations. Thankfully, fans have a whole slew of airbending and avatar-ing awaiting them in the coming months.

Nickelodeon recently announced that Aang and his friends will be returning for some new adventures in comic book form, thanks to a partnership with Dark Horse Comics. Here’s the basic rundown of what will be released:

  • Two new short stories that will be released on Free Comic Book Day (May 7).
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Lost Adventures, a 240-page comic book that ​“contains over 70 pages of never-before-seen material in addition to long-out-of-print comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine”.
  • An all-new Airbender comic series starting in early 2012 that picks up right after the series finale and follows ​“the further adventures of Aang and his friends, as they help to rebuild a world torn apart by 100 years of war.”

And let’s not forget The Legend of Korra, the animated sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender that is due out some time in 2011. Yes, it’s truly a good time to be a fan of Team Avatar.