The adult coloring book fad shows no signs of slowing down as pixel-addled adults seek solace in old fashioned hand-eye coordination. And Dark Horse is getting in on the act with a new line that debuts this fall. A previously announced Chuck Pahlaniuk coloring book will be joined by Avatar: The Last Airbender and Serenity will each get a coloring book with 45 pages of new artwork and thick paper that will stand up to the most punishing crayons.
More titles will be added later, but the line debuts in October with a $14.99 cover price. Cheaper than therapy!
Relive your favorite scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender with this beautifully detailed coloring book. Filled with original black-and-white illustrations by artist Jed Henry and produced in collaboration with creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this book is sure to be a hit with the Avatar fanatic in your life.
The Serenity Adult Coloring Book is a must-have for fans of the ’verse. Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the ’verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series—and more. This stunning adult coloring book is filled with detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire.
The pahlaniuk volume includes art based on his short stoires, a cover by Duncan Fegredo and interiors by Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Lee Bermejo (The Suiciders), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), and more.
Marvel, DC and Image have previously put out comics-related coloring books, and I’ve probably forgotten some.
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