The writer and artist for the continuation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender in comic form is changing hands as Faith Erin Hicks (“The Nameless City” from First Second) and artist Peter Wartman (“Over the Wall” from Uncivilized Books) come on board in 2018. This new team is taking over from writer Gene Luen Yang (“American Born Chinese,” “New Super-Man”) and artist Gurihuru (“The Unbelievable Gwenpool” who have together, working alongside original show co-creators co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, created five different graphic novel trilogies that have been published by Dark Horse since the show ended in 2008.
Hicks expressed her excitement to be working on new “Avatar” comics when interviewed stating,
“Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my favorite things in the world,” Hicks said in a statement. “I’m totally not kidding: I remember watching the series finale over ten years ago when I was a struggling animator, wishing I could work on a show that was even ten percent as thoughtful and compelling as Avatar. I was so in love with the world and characters. Even now, there’s nothing that has filled my heart quite like Avatar, and I’m so honored to contribute to the real thing.”
The final part of the recent trilogy “North and South” came out back in April, and the first volume of “Turf Wars” based on the Avatar continuation The Legend of Korra came out in July written by DiMartino and artist Irene Koh. The next volume in that trilogy is due out January 30, 2018.
No information was given on the title of Hicks and Wartman’s new series, but we did get a look at the redesign of the characters from Avatar which you can find in the above article. Look for more “Avatar” in 2018, and check back here for more NYCC ’17 news.