In a Comic Book Resources exclusive, Dark Horse have announced a new six-issue companion series to James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar. “Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path” will be set during the events of the original film and follows the journey of a Na’vi after the arrival of Jake Sully. CBR said it promises to feature never-before-seen events that were only hinted at in the original film. The series will be written by novelist Sherri L. Smith (Lucy the Giant) and illustrated by Jan Duursema (“Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi”) with inks by Dan Parsons (“Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi”) and colors by Wes Dzioba (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”).
The original Avatar film followed Jake Sully, a paralyzed former marine, as he took control of a Na’vi body and fell in love with a native woman on the planet – forcing him to fight for the survival of her home. Tsu’tey, played by Laz Alonso, was a member of the Na’vi clan who was suspicious of Sully throughout the film, until the soldier eventually earned his respect. Avatar is currently the highest grossing film of all time, and Cameron is currently filming two sequels, the first of which will arrive in 2020. The first (and until now, only) Avatar comic, “James Cameron’s Avatar,” was a single issue released for Free Comic Book Day 2017, which was also written by Sherri L. Smith and illustrated by Doug Wheatley (“Star Wars: Dark Times”).
“Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path” #1 is set to release on January 16, 2019.