Dark Horse to Launch Comic Series Based on James Cameron's Avatar

Posted on October 9, 2015

Dark Horse Avatar comic cover

Dark Horse Comics has unveiled plans to launch a new comic book series based on Pandora, the world in James Cameron's Avatar film. Dark Horse introduced the comics during a special panel at New York Comic Con 2015. The deal Dark Horse cut with Cameron is for ten years.

James Cameron says in a statement, "For the past twenty-seven years, Dark Horse has been associated with my films The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss. I am excited that between now and the release of the first sequel, Dark Horse Comics will be bringing you new adventures from Pandora-covering the time before, during, and after the events of the original Avatar film."

Cameron also says the comics will shed more light on the mythology and history of Pandora. There are three more films planned in the Avatar series. The first film is set to be released in late 2017.

Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson says, "James Cameron is one of the film industry's greatest talents. His films, always on the cutting edge technologically, feature rich characters and amazing worlds, a fact reflected in Avatar's status as the all time box-office champion. We couldn't be more excited about working with James and his team at Lightstorm to expand the breathtaking world of Pandora."

Here is a short video with James Cameron introducing the comics. Take a look:

Photo: Dark Horse Comics

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