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Avatar Press
Image:Avatar Press.jpg
Founded 1996
Founder William A. Christensen
Country of origin  United States|United States
Headquarters location Rantoul
Key people William A. Christensen
Publication types Comics
Official website Avatar

Avatar Press is an independent American publisher of comic books, founded in 1996 by William A. Christensen, and based in Rantoul.

Avatar initially published only mini-series; however, they have since begun to branch out. Currently, Avatar publishes several ongoing series.


[[wikipedia:File:10.13.12WilliamAChristensenByLuigiNovi1.jpg|thumb|left|Founder and editor-in-chief William A. Christensen.|]] Avatar Press is most notable for their publishing of "Bad Girl" comics such as Pandora. Other bad girl books include Hellina, Lookers, The Ravening, and Brian Pulido's Lady Death.

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.

Lately, the company has taken to licensed comic book adaptations of famous sci-fi and horror shows from movies and television, such as RoboCop, Night of the Living Dead, and Friday the 13th.

Avatar also has a strong web presence, launching Ellis' FreakAngels webcomic and the comics news site Bleeding Cool, helmed by Rich Johnston.[citation needed]


Titles that Avatar publishes fall into three general areas.[citation needed]

Bad Girl

Notable Bad Girl comics (often written by William A. Christensen and Mark Seifert) are:


Licensed properties

Notable adaptations of licensed properties include:

Sci-fi series, such as:

Horror series, such as:

Other media

Adaptations from other media (and reprints):

Original works

Avatar also publishes original works by comic creators:


External links

Category:Avatar Press Category:Lists of comics by publisher