In lieu of live events due the pandemic, Dark Horse has had great success in the past year with live readings of its comics, particularly from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Though it’s been a while since the last reading with The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars back in September, fans will be delighted to know that Dark Horse has announced a live reading of the Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy graphic novel, which will feature voice actors from the series, as well as the creative team behind the book.
Voice cast members for the Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy live reading include Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), and Jack De Sena (Sokka). Along with the live reading, creators Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman will be on hand to discuss the book, their latest Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel collaboration. The live-stream event, which will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube, will also include a giveaway for a pair of A:TLA graphic novels that includes Toph Beifong’s Metabending Academy as well as Katara and the Pirate’s Silver.
Check out the full details of the announcement from Dark Horse, as well as links to the various Twitch and Youtube channels where the stream can be viewed, below. The live-read of Avatar: The Last Airbender – Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy will be held on Wednesday, May 19th, at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 11, 2021)—Dark Horse Comics, in partnership with Nickelodeon, is pleased to share a new live reading event with Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series voice cast members Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), and Jack De Sena (Sokka). In addition to the live reading, they will be joined by comics creators Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman to discuss the latest Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy. The event will be broadcast live on both Dark Horse and Nickelodeon’s Twitch and YouTube channels on May 19, 2021 at 1 pm Pacific time (UTC -7).
A free digital excerpt of Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy will be available on the Dark Horse Digital platform beginning the morning of May 19, so fans can follow along during the live reading. After the live reading, fans in the live chat on Twitch will be able to participate in a moderated Q&A with both the voice actors and the graphic novel creators!
During the stream, Dark Horse will give away a prize pack including one copy each of the graphic novels Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy and Katara and the Pirate’s Silver. Participants must enter during the live broadcast in the Twitch chat (instructions will be given during the broadcast). One entry per person/Twitch account.
The video of the live session will be available on Twitch following the live broadcast to view on demand and will be made available with closed captions on YouTube for later viewing as well.