Friday, November 25, 2016

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Graphic Novels


Avatar: the Last Airbender is my favorite show from childhood. It was only three seasons, but it was thoughtful, funny, packed with action, and it really made you stop and think about ethical issues. In a kids' show!

But one thing that always drove me nuts were the loose ends. What happened with Zuko's mother is a mystery. Toph's parents have to know what's going on with her (she's traveling with the avatar, after all), so there's got to be a meeting there. And what happens when Katara and Sokka go back to the South Pole?

Question no longer! They're doing a graphic novel series! These are in order:

The Promise is about Zuko struggling to be the Fire Lord. Because apparently running a nation is hard. Especially right after a war. Who knew?

In The Search, we look for and find out what happened to Zuko's mom. I repeat: WE FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO ZUKO'S MOM!!!

The Rift centers primarily on Toph and Aang and the clash of old vs. new. Also, we run into Toph's dad. It's a little awkward.

Smoke and Shadow throws Zuko in for a loop, as the radical New Ozai Society decides "We don't want a teenager on the throne. We prefer the homicidal maniac."

And finally, North and South centers around our favorite Water Tribe siblings as they go back for a home visit. Only, things are never as simple as a happy family reunion. Part 1 came out this year and Part 2 comes out in February 2017.

These are all absolutely incredible. They do the show proud. I highly recommend them!

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