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|Founder||William A. Christensen|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Rantoul, Illinois|
|Distribution||Diamond Book Distributors (books)|
|Key people||Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Alan Moore|
|Publication types||Comic books|
|Fiction genres||Bad Girl, Horror, Licensed properties|
Avatar Press is an independent American comic book publisher founded in 1996 by William A. Christensen, and based in Rantoul, Illinois. Avatar Press is most notable for publishing Bad Girl comics, such as Faust, Pandora, Hellina, Lookers, The Ravening, and Brian Pulido's Lady Death. Such comics are currently published under the "Boundless Comics" imprint.
Publisher Christensen had been a freelance contributor to Wizard magazine before founding Avatar Press. The company initially published only limited series. Avatar subsequently expanded to other formats.
As part of an effort to expand beyond its reputation as a bad girl publisher, Avatar offered a number of noted creators an opportunity to publish creator-owned books with no content restrictions whatsoever. Among the creators to take Avatar up on its offer were Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, and Garth Ennis.
Lately,[when?] the company has taken to licensing comic book adaptations of famous science-fiction and horror movies and television shows, such as Faust: Love of the Damned, RoboCop, Night of the Living Dead, and Friday the 13th.
- Mike Deodato:
- Jade Warriors
- Warren Ellis:
- Garth Ennis:
- Steven Grant:
- Mortal Souls
- My Flesh is Cool
- Alan Moore:
Selected other titles
- Pandora (Avatar's flagship character)
- Demonslayer by Marat Mychael
- Dreamwalker by Jenni Gregory
- Jungle Fantasy, starring Fauna from the Threshold series' "Fauna, Jungle Girl"
- Jungle Fantasy: Ivory, starring an independent cave-woman named Ivory who is a "widow" in search of her infant son who was abducted
- Medieval Lady Death
- Nira-X Cyberangel by Bill Maus
- The Ravening
- Razor by Everette Hartsoe
- Rich Johnston's Holed Up by Rich Johnston
- Twilight, which, along with Twilight: Live Wire, was reprinted in Twilight: Raw
Adaptations and licensed properties
- Max Brooks:
- The Extinction Parade
- Joe R. Lansdale:
- George R. R. Martin:
Selected other titles
- Our Publishers
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- "Entering Narcopolis I: Jamie Delano". Newsarama. March 1, 2008. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009.
- "Double-Crossed: Ennis & Burrows talk Crossed". Comic Book Resources. June 12, 2008.
- "CCI: Christos Gage discusses Absolution". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2008.
- Leader, Michael (November 3, 2009). "Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie Interview". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
- "WW Philly: The Avatar Panel". Newsarama. June 1, 2008. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009.
- "Escape of the Living Dead". Avatar Press.
- "WWC XTRA: Picking the Brains of a 'Living Dead' Legend with Avatar Press". Comic Book Resources. August 13, 2007.
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