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Dark Horse to Host Live Reading of 'Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy' with 'Avatar' Cast on May 19

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy Live Comics Reading with Voice Cast | Dark Horse Comics

Recorded May 19, 2021: Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon present a live-streamed reading from the graphic novel Avatar: The Last Airbender - Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy! Voice actors Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), Jack De Sena (Sokka), Olivia Hack (Ty Lee/additional voices), and Phil LaMarr (Earth King/additional voices) read a selection from the graphic novel. They are joined by comics creators Faith Erin Hicks (writer) and Peter Wartman (artist). Following the live reading, the crew participate in a panel conversation and answer some fan questions. Thanks to everyone who joined us live! This recording will remain available to watch on demand here.

Reading details: below

ATLA Cast Reunites for Reading of "Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy" | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Hey Lily Livers!  Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy has been read live by the original Avatar: The Last Airbender voice cast!  For those who missed the original stream, we're bringing you a special recorded version of our recent live reading collaboration with Dark Horse featuring voice actors Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), Jack De Sena (Sokka) Olivia Hack (Ty Lee), Phil Lamarr (Earth King) and comics creators Faith Erin Hicks (writer) and Peter Wartman.


Voice Actors from Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender Animated Series and Comics Creators Present a Live Reading from Graphic Novel Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon are teaming up to bring fans a special live reading event from the most recent Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy! On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1 pm Pacific time (UTC -7), voice actors Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), and Jack De Sena (Sokka) will read a selection from the graphic novel. They will be joined by comics creators Faith Erin Hicks (writer) and Peter Wartman (artist). The live stream will be broadcast on both Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon's Twitch and YouTube channels.

Fans are invited to ask questions for the comics creators and voice talent in the live stream chat on Twitch and YouTube. Following the live reading, a moderated Q&A session will take place.

During the stream, Dark Horse will give away a prize pack including one copy each of Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy and the previous standalone graphic novel, Katara and the Pirate's Silver. Participants must enter during the live broadcast in the Twitch stream chat (instructions will be given during the broadcast). One entry per person/Twitch account. Full rules and disclaimer below.

The recorded video of the live session will be available on Twitch and YouTube following the live broadcast to view on demand, and will be available with closed captions on YouTube for later viewing as well.

For fans that want to catch up before the live reading, Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy is available for purchase now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop.

In lieu of live events due the pandemic, Dark Horse has had great success in the past year with live readings of its comics, particularly from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Though it’s been a while since the last reading with The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars back in September, fans will be delighted to know that Dark Horse has announced a live reading of the Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy graphic novel, which will feature voice actors from the series, as well as the creative team behind the book.

About Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra Graphic Novels

Dark Horse's award-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender program has seen multiple number-one New York Times bestsellers and continues to grow. Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy is the latest in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring fans the very best in graphic novels. See all books in this program so far here >>

Twitch Giveaway Rules and Disclaimer

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No purchase necessary. One online entry per person (per Twitch account). Giveaway entries only accepted if submitted in chat during the live stream on on May 19, 2021 beginning at 1 pm Pacific time. Winner will be selected based upon random lottery drawing from all applicable entries and will be notified by May 20, 2021. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner's name for the purposes of promotion of the giveaway without further compensation.

The rules and results of this giveaway will be final and binding. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant releases and holds harmless Dark Horse Comics, Viacom International, and their officers or employees from and against any and all claims and causes of action of any kind that might arise out of or relate to the Sweepstakes. In case of any dispute the decision of the company shall be final and binding upon all. This giveaway prize shall not be exchanged/redeemed in form of cash, any other gift item. Dark Horse Comics reserves the right to cancel or modify the giveaway and its terms & conditions at any point of time without assigning any reason or any intimation whatsoever. Sweepstakes void where prohibited.

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Originally published: Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

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