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The Rift is a trilogy of comic books set in the Avatar universe, continuing the storyline established in The Search, which was itself a continuation of The Promise. As with its two predecessors, The Rift is written by award-winning comic author Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Gurihiru, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The first book in the series was released on March 5, 2014, with the second released on July 2. The third part was released in comic book stores on November 5 and in regular stores on November 18. The hardcover edition was released in comic stores on February 11, 2015, and to regular stores on February 24.

The Rift trilogy includes:


Avatar Aang and friends honor an Air Nomad holiday that hasn't been celebrated in over one hundred years. But when cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen lead Aang to a refinery operating on land sacred to the Airbenders--they soon find themselves in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind![3]

Library Edition[]

A compilation of the three novels, Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Rift Library Edition HC, was released on February 24, 2015. It features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and artistic team Gurihiru, with a brand-new sketchbook section.[4] Notable trivia from The Rift Library Edition that pertains in particular to the production of each respective novel can be found at:


  • A paperback omnibus edition of The Rift was released on February 23, 2021.[5]


  1. Faith Erin Hicks (2020-07-27). Faith Erin Hicks on Twitter. Faith Erin Hicks (Twitter). Retrieved on February 21, 2021.
  2. Dark Horse Comics (May 19, 2021). Toph Beifong's Metabending Academy Live Reading. Twitch.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2021.
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Rift Omnibus TB. Retrieved on February 22, 2022.
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Rift Library Edition HC. Retrieved on February 22, 2022.
  5. Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Rift Omnibus. Penguin Random House. Retrieved on July 7, 2020.

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