Dark Horse’s line of books continuing the story of Avatar: The Last Airbender is set to continue this fall. In an exclusive to The Beat, the publisher has announced Avatar: The Last Airbender – Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, a new graphic novel written by Faith Erin Hicks, illustrated by Peter Wartman, colored by Adele Matera, and lettered by ComiCraft’s Jimmy Betancourt, all in collaboration with A:TLA animated series writer Tim Hedrick. The graphic novel is the first standalone story in the Dark Horse line of A:TLA books; all of the previous stories have been three-part series.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes the Katara-centric graphic novel:
It’s sink or swim for Katara!
When Team Avatar is suddenly ambushed by the Fire Nation, Katara gets separated from the group. Unable to rendezvous with Aang, Toph, and Sokka, Katara must avoid capture by aligning herself with some unlikely allies! The normally sweet and sensitive Katara will need to explore her tougher side if she’s going to reunite with the rest of Team Avatar….
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Katara and the Pirate’s Silver reunites the creative team of Hicks, Wartman, and Matera. The team previously collaborated on the three-part Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance story. Other Dark Horse A:TLA graphic novels have been written by Gene Luen Yang, with art by Gurihiru.
Check out the cover art for the new 80-page graphic novel below. With a retail price of $12.99, Avatar: The Last Airbender – Katara and the Pirate’s Silver is due out in comic shops in early October, with a book store release date of Tuesday, October 13th, 2020.