Dark Horse's Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels are burning up the sales charts.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 2, besides having one of the longest titles in the history of graphic novels, has gained another accolade - Number 1 on the Bookscan Charts and New York Times Bestseller List (Graphic Novel Ghetto Section). For fans of the hit movie The Last Airbender, the Promise graphic novels are a great way to experience more of the adventures of Aang and his multicultural group of friends. The only thing missing thus far is any appearance of the naked blue furries or ecological-guilt-ridden liberals of Avatar, which makes this reporter wonder exactly what kind of crossover this is anyway.
Here's the press release:
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE PROMISE PART 2 HITS #1 ON THE CHARTS!
June 18, MILWAUKIE, OR—In an amazing show of demand for Dark Horse's latest graphic novel, Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Part 2 soared to the top of the BookScan charts and the New York Times bestseller list last week!
Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award–nominated American Born Chinese, Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Part 2 follows the Airbender television series and ties directly to the brand-new smash-hit television series The Legend of Korra!
Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, millions of fans have been hungry for more—and it's finally here! The Promise rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a face-off against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!
Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Parts 1 and 2 are must-have additions for any Airbender fan! This is the latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring you the very best in Airbender books.
Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Parts 1 and 2 are on sale now!
Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Part 3 is on sale September 26, 2012!
About Dark Horse
Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, 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. 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 Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton's Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world's leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
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).
Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror