|Founder||William A. Christensen|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Rantoul, Illinois|
|Key people||William A. Christensen|
As part of an effort to expand beyond their reputation as a bad girl publisher, it offered a number of noted creators an opportunity to publish creator-owned books with no content restrictions whatsoever. Among the creators to take them up on their offer was Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, and Garth Ennis.
Titles that Avatar publishes fall into three general areas.
- Pandora (Avatar's flagship character)
- William Tucci's Shi
- The Ravening
- Mike Deodato's Jade Warriors
- Rob Liefeld's Avengelyne, Glory, and The Coven
- Marat Mychael's Demonslayer
- Tim Vigil's Webwitch
- Brian Pulido's Lady Death (of Chaos Comics fame), Belladonna, War Angel, Unholy, and Gypsy
- Medieval Lady Death
- Everette Hartsoe's Razor
- Jungle Fantasy, starring Fauna from the Threshold series' "Fauna, Jungle Girl"
- Twilight, which, along with Twilight: Live Wire, was reprinted in Twilight: Raw
- Mike Wolfer's Widow
Notable adaptations of licensed properties include:
Sci-fi series, such as:
- Frank Miller's RoboCop, based on his unused scripts for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3
- Stargate, both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
Horror series, such as:
- Friday the 13th
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead
Adaptations from other media (and reprints):
- Alan Moore:
- Max Brooks:
- The Extinction Parade
- Joe R. Lansdale:
- George R. R. Martin:
Avatar also publishes original works by comic creators:
- Warren Ellis:
- Garth Ennis:
- Steven Grant:
- My Flesh is Cool
- Mortal Souls
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- "Future Imperfect: Jamie Delano talks Narcopolis". Comic Book Resources. November 7, 2007.
- "Entering Narcopolis I: Jamie Delano". Newsarama. March 1, 2008.
- "Double-Crossed: Ennis & Burrows talk Crossed". Comic Book Resources. June 12, 2008.
- "CCI: Christos Gage discusses Absolution". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2008.
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- "WWC XTRA: Picking the Brains of a 'Living Dead' Legend with Avatar Press". Comic Book Resources. August 13, 2007.
- "Escape of the Living Dead". Avatar Press.
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