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SDCC2012: Panel Report for Racebending.com: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations

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Racebending, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the act of casting a live-action actor of a different ethnicity or race than the character he or she is portraying. The act itself has been prevalent in media for many years, though the specific instance that gave life to the term was the live-action movie of Avatar: […]

Nickelodeon Orders 26 More Episodes of "The Legend of Korra"

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Entertainment Weekly reports that Nickelodeon has ordered another 26 episodes of The Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar the Last Airbender. The order will form books 3 and 4 of the series, following the initial 24 episode order that formed book 1 (12 episodes) and book 2 (14 episodes) and will bring the […]

The Legend of Korra - "Skeletons in the Closet/Endgame" Episodes 11 & 12 Recap

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I have to admit that after the 10-episode thrill ride that has been The Legend of Korra thus far, I was a little let down by the two-part season finale. The sound of plot hammers ring much more loudly than in the episodes before it, and there are far too many amazing coincidences, plot cheats, […]

Dark Horse to Release New "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Graphic Novels Chronicling Search for Zuko's Mother

Comic Book Resources reports that Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a second series of Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels, continuing the story from the three-part “The Promise” series. The new series, titled “The Search,” promises to answer the long-running question from the original series of what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother. Like “The […]

"The Legend of Korra" - WSJ Interviews Series Creators on Finale; Cast Takeover of MTV Geek Twitter June 20-22, 2012

The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, focusing on the events in the latter show’s most recent episode and the upcoming season finale (contains spoilers for the show up to episode 10). Cast members […]

PR: Dark Horse Comics - Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise Tops Bookscan at #1

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE PROMISE PART 1 TOPS BOOKSCAN AT #1! February 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—In an amazing show of demand for Dark Horse’s newest graphic novel, Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Part 1 soared to the top of the Bookscan charts last week! Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award-nominated American […]

Gene Luen Yang Posts Behind-the-Scenes Video for "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Comic Book Sequel

Comic book writer/artist Gene Luen Yang has posted a behind-the-scenes video on making Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise, a graphic novel sequel to the Nickelodeon TV series: The first installment of the graphic novel is set for release on January 25, 2012, with a second volume scheduled for May 30. Yang will be […]

Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon Announce "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Comics

Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon have announced a collaboration to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender comic books, beginning with a Free Comic Book Day offering on May 7, 2011, that will package 2 stories with Star Wars: The Clone Wars comics in a flip book format. It will be followed in 2012 by a 240-page […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender Art of the Animated Series" a Must for Fans

If there is ancillary merchandise that fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender should be saving their pennies for, it’s the DVD boxed sets for the three seasons of the show. However, fans should also be saving up for the beautiful new art book published by Dark Horse Comics and available now. Authored by series co-creators […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

To mark the release of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender live-action movie, the staff of Toonzone News came together to name their picks for a “Best. Episode. Ever!” dedicated to the original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series. The rest of this article assumes you’re already seen the show, and contains spoilers. Loads of […]

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