Fittingly announced briefly at the tail end of their 'Classified' panel Friday at New York Comic Con and on Twitter, Dark Horse Comics revealed a 10-year licensing deal with James Cameron’s Avatar.
Avatar is of course the 2009 3D sci-fi epic that currently stands at both the domestic and international box office champ of all time with $2.8 billion worldwide (not adjusted for inflation). Cameron spoke to the audience via a pre-recorded message, explaining that Dark Horse's Avatar books will delve into the mythology and history of Pandora.
“For the past twenty-seven years, Dark Horse has been associated with my films The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss," Cameron nnoted. "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 is currently in pre-production on a series of three sequels continuing the adventures on the planet of Pandora that are currently intended to be released yearly beginning in December 2017.