Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I received a copy of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER – THE PROMISE, PART ONE by Gene Luen Yang from Dark Horse Books. The television show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, is still one of my favorites. I eagerly awaited it every week, and now I get to eagerly await THE PROMISE, PART TWO. PART ONE continues the storyline where the show left off – the four nations are being restored to harmony. The comic opens with Zuko’s concern over how many colonies the fire nation still has. Aang volunteers to peacefully remove them. The colonials do not want to return to the fire nation, however. Zuko faces a tough decision. He must decide to join Aang’s peace movement or leave the colonies as they are now.

The comic follows the same artwork, so it is like watching the show, but you can go back to read your favorite parts. The vivid pictures jump off the pages. It was fun inserting the voices from the television show to the characters. Best of all, the comic contains my favorite characters – Zuko, Mai, and Katara. The relationship between Aang and Katara continues. Of all the shows on television, their relationship is still my favorite, and it continues to blossom throughout this comic.

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