Dark Horse Comics has announced its Free Comic Book Day Silver 2022 issue will be an all-ages title.
The press release follows:
Media Release — In partnership with Diamond Distributors, Dark Horse Comics presents its Free Comic Book Day Silver issue: Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, coming to your local comic shop May 7, 2022.
This Spring, readers of all ages can celebrate the world of the Four Nations with two all-new stories from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra! Your favorite characters from both generations of Avatar teams bring you some food for thought––and more than a few laughs along the way of course.
The Avatar: The Last Airbender short story will be written by Amy Chu and illustrated by Kicking Shoes, while The Legend of Korra short story will be written and illustrated by Meredith McClaren.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their shops. Find a participating comic shop near you and learn more at FreeComicBookDay.com .
About Avatar: The Last Airbender
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender emerged from its three-season run (61 episodes), from February 2005 to July 2008, as one of the most beloved animated properties in history. Honored with a Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy, along with multiple Annie Awards and Genesis Awards, the series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.
In addition to the series’ success, the property has also been translated into several bestselling book series, which continue to roll out new original stories. The graphic novel series most recently spent two months on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list in 2020, and the young adult novels have spent 22 cumulative weeks on the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list and have shipped over a quarter million copies. The DVD and Blu-rays are also incredibly successful, with the “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series” generating nearly $38MM in retail sales since its 2015 release.
About The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra launched in April 2012 on Nickelodeon and ran for four seasons (52 episodes). The series ranked as basic cable’s number-one kids’ show in its first season, drawing 3.8 million viewers per episode, the highest for an animated series that year. Created and executive produced by DiMartino and Konietzko, The Legend of Korra is translated in more than 25 languages for Nickelodeon-branded channels internationally.
The property has translated into a successful ongoing graphic novel series written by TV series co-creator DiMartino. The first graphic novel storyline, Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, has captured various top 10 sales spots across children’s fiction, YA science fiction, and graphic novel categories since its debut in 2017. The epic story of The Legend of Korra, set in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender 70 years later, follows the journey of Avatar Korra, a 17-year-old girl striving to live up to the legacy of her predecessor Avatar Aang, while using her mastery of all four elements to confront political and spiritual unrest in a modernizing world.