Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dark Horse Welcomes Avatar Graphic Novel to NY Times Bestseller List


Avatar has earned plenty of fans in its run. And now Dark Horse is pleased to announce its latest entry in the series to the NY Times Bestseller list in the Paperback Graphic Books category for the week of May 1, 2016. Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow is the lucky winner, written by Gene Luen Yang and is the official continuation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender from cocreators and executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

Children are disappearing in the Fire Nation capital, and Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them. When Azula, the mad sister of Fire Lord Zuko, appears on the scene, Zuko locks down the city to catch her, igniting fear and riots in the streets. Find out if Zuko will follow in his evil father’s footsteps in order to save those he holds dear in Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Part Three.

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Part Three is available in bookstores everywhere. Full press release below.

"Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow" Graphic Novel Hits #1 on "NY Times" Bestseller List



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Part Three soared to the top of the New York Times bestseller list in the Paperback Graphic Books category for the week of May 1, 2016.

Written by Gene Luen Yang (author of the National Book Award–nominated American Born Chinese), Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow is the official continuation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender from cocreators and executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

Children are disappearing in the Fire Nation capital, and Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them. When Azula, the mad sister of Fire Lord Zuko, appears on the scene, Zuko locks down the city to catch her, igniting fear and riots in the streets. Find out if Zuko will follow in his evil father’s footsteps in order to save those he holds dear in Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Part Three.
Smoke and Shadow is the latest in a long line of New York Times best-selling Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels. The Promise, The Search, and The Rift are must-have stories for any Airbender fan! 

This is the latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to continue the journey of Avatar Aang.

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Smoke and Shadow Part Three is available in bookstores everywhere.
Also available:

Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Library Edition HC
Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (W), Gurihiru (A)
$39.99, 978-1-61655-074-5

Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search Library Edition HC
Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (W), Gurihiru (A)
$39.99, 978-1-61655-226-8

Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Rift Library Edition HC
Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (W), Gurihiru (A)
$39.99, 978-1-61655-550-4

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About Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Nickelodeon Consumer Products manages the world’s number-one TV-based licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.

Nickelodeon is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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