If you’ve watched the epic series Avatar: The Last Airbender, then you love Uncle Iroh. I don’t make the rules. This is a simple truth of existence. In the television series, the complex character offers great love, wisdom, cunning, and patience—all of which make him a fan favorite. It’s hard not to feel like Uncle Iroh is your grandfather when you watch Avatar. And so it’s no surprise that fans wish to see more of his story. And they’re in luck because a brand new Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel from Dark Horse will offer a focused tale of Uncle Iroh and the bounty hunter June. While, we have known about this new graphic novel for a bit, we’re happy to share that Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer now has an official release date and plot details.
Here’s what we know about the new Avatar: the Last Airbender story.
Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer‘s Plot
As mentioned, the new Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel will tell a fresh tale starring Uncle Iroh. And joining him will be another Avatar favorite, the bounty hunter June. Like Zuko, and Iroh himself, June begins her life on the wrong side of good but comes around to help Team Avatar with time. Of the unlikely pair, June has had less of an overall presence in the franchise, and so it will be exciting to see more of her in Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer.
The official plot synopsis shares:
Deliveries to Uncle Iroh’s tea house, the Jasmine Dragon, have dried up! Further complicating Iroh’s life, a familiar face – the bounty hunter June – has captured him in hopes of a payday large enough to set her and Nyla up for life. Who hired June, and what do they want with the former Dragon of the West? In an epic trek across the Earth Kingdom, Iroh must confront a part of his past while June considers her future, but however things go…someone’s got to free the tea!
Free the tea! Now that’s a cause Uncle Iroh can get behind. And so can we. We can’t wait to see another tough cookie fall victim to Uncle Iroh’s dad jokes and sage advice.
Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer Release Date and Price
This upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel will release in bookstores on May 14, 2024 and in comic book stores on May 15, 2024. It can now be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at local comic book shops and bookstores. The The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer will cost $12.99 at retail locations.
Other Details About This New Avatar Graphic Novel
Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer has an award-winning creative team behind it. Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman, and Adele Matera return to the illustrated world of Avatar for this graphic novel as writer, illustrator, and colorist, respectively. The book will be 80 pages long.
A release shares that “the graphic novel is written in consultation with Avatar Studios’ Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.” Additionally, The Bounty Hunter and the Tea Brewer is a one-shot story adventure.
We guess all that’s left to do now is put on the tea and wait for this epic journey to arrive.