Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 1 by Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Yang


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:
The wait is over! Ever since the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its millions of fans have been hungry for more--and it's finally here!

This series of digests rejoins Aang and friends for exciting new adventures, beginning with a faceoff against the Fire Nation that threatens to throw the world into another war, testing all of Aang's powers and ingenuity!

* The continuation of Airbender and the link to its upcoming sequel, Legend of Korra!
MY TAKE:

Just so you know, I am a huge fan of Avatar, so this review might be a little biased. :P

This book picks up where the series left off. Aang has defeated Fire Lord Ozai and Zuko is now the Fire Lord. In an effort to continue restoring peace to the four nations, Zuko, Aang and Earth King Kuei decide to dismantle the Fire colonies in the Earth kingdom. That's when the trouble begins.

I really liked the plot of this graphic novel/comic book. I don't want to reveal too much of the plot, but let's just say that the plot felt very organic and it flows naturally with the cartoon series. I'm sure that a lot of people will be able to relate or at least understand the characters', especially Zuko's, point-of-view.

I liked that the sense of humor that defined the cartoon series, and was lacking in the movie, is back in this novel. The characters were their usual selves, especially my favorite little metalbender/earthbender Toph, but Aang and Katara were way too cheesy for my taste. :D

Thanks to NetGalley and Dark Horse Comics for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:
  1. It's vintage Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  2. Brilliant plotline and writing.
  3. It makes you eager to read the rest of the series.
THE BAD:
  1. The second book doesn't come out until May.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Harmony requires four separate nations to balance each other out! You can't have balance if one nation occupies another!
READ IT IF:
  1. You're an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan.
  2. You like graphic novels.
  3. You like comic book that keep you on the edge of your seat.
RATING:
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