Let's face it: as fun as it is revisiting both series and all of the comic trilogies, new content is refreshing and exciting! Unfortunately, these days new developments are few and far between.
Regardless, lots of new merchandise and publications are in the works! Below is a compiled list of upcoming releases with descriptions, order information, and projected release dates for easy accessibility and reference. Set reminders and add these dates to your calendars!
The Legend of Korra - The Complete Series (digital and physical collections)
August 22, 2015 (digital)
November 15, 2015 (physical, for Australia only)
The Microsoft Store has recently released a collection of the entire second series for digital download including all 52 episodes and over an hour and a half of extras, the latter of which are also available to download for free!
There is also a newly-packaged DVD/Blu-ray boxed set of the second series, with art provided by Bryan Konietzko. This collection will feature all episodes from Book One: Air, Book Two: Spirits, Book Three: Change and Book Four: Balance. Presumably, the collection will also come with a series of special features, although those remain unknown as of now. Currently, the boxed set has only been announced for international distribution, starting with Australia in early November.
Release date: August 25, 2015
This poster collection features 20 high quality art prints measuring 12" x 16", handpicked by series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Packaged by Dark Horse, the poster book will contain removable posters featuring textless promotional images and source material, some of which have never been released in high quality! View some of the images included in the set here.
Release date: September 15, 2015
The art book for the final season of The Legend of Korra will feature never-before-seen artwork and behind-the-scenes production material from Book Four: Balance. Like its predecessors, this 184-page volume offers an inside look at the developmental and creative process that Book Four underwent prior to its release, through a series of preliminary artworks supplemented by commentary from the creators.
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Series
Release date: October 6, 2015
A newly-packaged DVD boxed set of the original series, with art provided by Bryan Konietzko. This collection will come with 16 discs featuring all episodes from Book One: Water, Book Two: Earth, and Book Three: Fire. The collection will essentially only offer new packaging and art; the contents and special features will be identical to The Complete 3-Book Collection released years ago.
Release date: October 27, 2015
Earth. Air. Fire. Water. These are the four nations that lived in harmony until the Fire Nation attacked. For the next hundred years, war raged across the globe. It was believed that all inhabitants from the Air Nation had perished. Then, a girl and her brother discovered a twelve-year-old boy frozen in an iceberg. His name: Aang. He is the Avatar, the master of all four elements. Together Aang and his friends went on to save the world!
Now a man, Aang looks back on these adventurous years— from being found in the ice to fighting epic battles to negotiating peace. This is Aang's story, his mementos, and keepsakes. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legacy is the collection that Aang passes down to his son Tenzin, who will one day be a master airbender, too. Readers will relish Aang's heroic tales and the posters, clippings, cards, and maps he gathered along the way!
See a preview here.
With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation Capitol, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out what is going on.
Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace but the emergence of the New Ozai Society and the mysterious Kemurikage from legend appearing may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed!
Written and drawn by the creative team Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with franchise creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!
Know of any upcoming releases that are not mentioned in this blog or aware of any changes regarding release dates or item details? Drop a comment below!
What are you guys most excited to see in the upcoming months?