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I would like to just ask something for clarification: as long as a writer on the show wrote them, the comics are canon, right? Because Joshua Hamilton has written about 5 Avatar episodes and a large majority of the comics as well. If so, I would like to begin a project of adding the comic info and a User Group for it. The Flash {talk} 17:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I think is a good idea, but with references indicating that the information was taken from a comic. Dcasawang1 - Talk 17:23, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Of course. The Flash {talk} 17:36, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Okay, so it's okay if I just start doing this? The Flash {talk} 02:25, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not so sure about including the comics in the main character articles, but I'm not saying I oppose it either; I don't really know what's being included. Could you post this in a more prominent place so that more people notice, and post a few more details of your proposal? Thanks Flash. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 00:11, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Community portal? The Flash {talk} 00:15, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. Joey aa 00:16, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that sounds great. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 00:17, 13 June 2009 (UTC)


Looks like nickmag.com is dead and the entire magazine got cancelled, it's a darn shame these comics used to be free online at an official source but now I'll never get to see them because there's little chance I'd be able to get a bunch of old copies of nickelodeon magazine over here. :( 141.224.237.173 13:09, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, the link's not working, I can't get to it anymore, and I was like, two months ago. Dudewaldo yada yada yada...My story 22:12, April 28, 2010 (UTC)


Is there any chance that someone might have them saved? I don't see how they couldn't be saved SOMEWHERE. Maybe post somewhere on this site with more publicity asking anyone if they have those strips saved? Suddhodana (talkcontribs) 16:19, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

Comics are lost

Nickmag.com is no more. I have most of the comics saved and i can add them here if site owner approves. I personally don't see any copyright issues as they were released to public free of charge via the website but as i said the final say is up to owner--Yaang (talkcontribs) 02:28, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Divided We Fall

Hello, we have an other comic on the Dutch Avatar Wiki. It is Divided We Fall. It's in English. You can add it here. --Vlag- Overleg 14:36, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Adding a section for future comics

Does anything think we should add a section regarding future comics? Only temporary until we know more details, then those have their own section.

I just think this is a good idea, because it lets people know there are going to be more comics, since this has been stated by the creators.

I didn't know about it until I got it from the official source, because it seems not alot of people know about it if this is the case.

Let me know what you think.

(the source is the wikia interview with the creators at SDCC 2014, for anyone wondering)

Cybit (wallcontribs) 21:00, August 29, 2014 (UTC)

I do not see that this is necessary. We do not know the details of the comics, beyond the fact that there will be some, and once we do know something, an article for the respective comic would be made and its own section added to the comic page. This I think is sufficient to relay any information we have. HAMMEROFTHOR 23:12, August 29, 2014 (UTC)

Trilogies' Hardback vs Hardback Library Edition + Certain Covers

2 questions:

#1: Why are the "Library Editions" of the trilogies, which have their 3 paperback parts in one hardback, almost always much more expensive than just the 3-part-together regular hardback? For example, in Amazon, the price for the regular hardback is around $30, while the "Library Edition" hardback usually goes from $60 to $70. What is so special about the Library Editions compared to the regular hardbacks?

#2: The 3 paperbacks of each trilogy have different covers than the hardback, choosing not to use one of the paperbacks' covers for it. However, in the hardbacks, whether Library Edition or not, do they have the 3 "chapters"/parts with the paperback covers of each part inside the hardback when the "chapter" starts, like a regular (comic) book? Or are those 3 parts' covers not inside the one hardback at all? If the former covers are not inside, how do the readers determine through the hardback when the next part of the paperback trilogy begins?  I ask since my library does not have any of the trilogies' hardbacks, and therefore I cannot see for myself.Mistystar31 (wallcontribs) 03:44, October 15, 2015 (UTC)

There is no such thing as a "regular hardback" for any of the trilogies– all of the compendiums are library editions. Different distributors just choose to market the books with slightly different names. For example, a comic database like Dark Horse lists The Search – Library Edition, whereas Amazon just lists The Search. The two listings are for the same book and they retail at around the same price.
What makes the hardbacks "library editions" apart from being a collection of the individual parts are the annotations by Gene Luen Yang inside and the original sketches and character renderings by Gurihiru in the back. Every single hardback operates in the same way a regular graphic novel does, so there is a separate page with just the blank cover image for a particular part before that given part begins. In addition to that, there is a header on top of each page indicating the part so there is no confusion. Waterbending emblem Water Spout 06:12, October 15, 2015 (UTC)
Although different distributors market the books with slightly different names, the prices can be quite different in the market; such as for some reason, sometimes when the trilogies have Library Edition added to their hardback names, the price increases quite a bit. But whatever about that.
I know that the hardbacks have the bonus of sketchbooks and annotations along with all 3 parts together. Anyway, for the covers, what do you mean a "blank cover image"? Sure, of course there would be a separate page to indicate where the next part starts , but how can the page cover be both "blank" and have an "image"? Is this separate page the part's original cover when alone as 1 part, with the header being the original title, such as "The Search Part 1 " , just at the top instead of at the bottom?Mistystar31 (wallcontribs) 18:26, October 15, 2015 (UTC)
No, they are not "quite different", they average at around the same cover price because the cover price is printed. The same book will retail at the same price regardless of what name the listing is as long as the ISBN is identical and the cover price is indicated on the barcode. Changes only occur when you're dealing with customs and conversion rates, which is why some UK retailers sell the library edition of The Rift online for around $70 USD despite the fact that Amazon sells the exact same book for $30 USD.
You asked about what makes the library edition special without indicating anything else you knew about the product so my listing of the bonus features was warranted given that fact. It is "blank" in the sense that it lacks text: any comic scholar will use that terminology to refer to the transition page in graphic novels. It is a "blank image" because it lacks the franchise logo and the title, the footer that states the specific part, and any other extraneous elements. It only depicts the final composite image used for the cover, the same way a print or a piece of ancillary art would. Waterbending emblem Water Spout 18:44, October 15, 2015 (UTC)
I asked what was so special compared between the "regular" hardbacks and the library editions instead of between the hardbacks and the 3 separate parts, but since they are completely the same with just slightly different names, I know that all the hardbacks have those bonus features and there is not anything even extra added to the ones labeled "Library Editions". I'm over that topic; that part doesn't matter.
So the "blank image" lacks text; that's normal for the page of a new chapter/part in both books and graphic novels, besides the header stating what the chapter (or part, in this case) is called. However, now you are saying that these separate pages lack the title and only show the final image used for the cover, so then how is there any header on them? Also, are these final, composite images for the cover the same ones used for the parts alone, just without the trilogy's footer/title of them at the bottom, for example, The Promise Part 3? Are those titles at the bottom of each separate part the headers of the hardback?Mistystar31 (wallcontribs) 19:14, October 15, 2015 (UTC)

The image lacks a header, the page retains it. Refer to this video. At the 8:47 mark it shows a transition page. The page has the cover image for The Search Part 2 superimposed on top of it. It is a "blank" image, and the page itself is also minimal apart from the cover image and the page number on the bottom. At around the 9:27 mark e will pan to the top of a page, which shows a header indicating which part of the trilogy the page is from. Waterbending emblem Water Spout 19:26, October 15, 2015 (UTC)

I thought at first you meant in your very first response that the "separate pages" of the blank images were the "each page"s of the sentence "there is a header on top of each page indicating the part so there is no confusion"; that's why I was asking about the image lacking a header because of no text. But now I see you meant each page of the actual story part, besides the opening blank image/cover, has a header; I just read it wrong.
Thank you greatly for the video's link; I saw around the time's marks what he was saying/showing to answer my questions. So yes, the hardbacks still have the original 3 parts' covers inside.Mistystar31 (wallcontribs) 20:17, October 15, 2015 (UTC)