Monday, January 23, 2012

Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics!!!

I really do thank God for NetGalley ALL The Time.
One more reason why: Getting to read Avatar comics pre-release!
Rating: A
What Avatar The Last Airbender (A:TLA) comic is: "The Promise Part 1" is a beautifully done story, by the same Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators of the popular TV series.

Why I picked it up: You might know we've been doing an Avatar Watch/Rewatch at home of the comic series,we're in the middle of Season 3: Fire (the last season, FYI). I read that this comic takes up where the comic series leaves off.

Why I finished it: Seeing Sokka, Aang, Momo, Appa and the gang and the breathtaking coloring resulted in one long session of reading this comic. I tried to draw it out but just couldn't resist finishing the story.

The Story: Written by Gene Lang, the good people at Dark Horse (the publishers) have stayed true to the original theme of the comics. Without spoilers, here's what you get - 
Awesome fight scenes and peace talks that break down. The innocent fun we expect of Aang, and the intense Zuko scenes.Serious Aang features too. Furious and awe-inspiring Katara. Scenes with bit characters like Smellerbee (remember him/her? He was in Season 2, with the refugees)

Extra info: 
I found Gene's website and it added some interesting context to this comic - why he wrote it the way he did, how he refuses to acknowledge Night Shyamalam's movie version of Avatar as canon (Dear Gene, we all hate his movie too).
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