Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, so my boyfriend recently got me to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender and we managed to finish the entire series with just a few weekends, and we just started watching The Legend of Korra, but hearing that the comic books bridge the gap between the two series, I wanted to start reading them too.
This collection however, is a bunch of stories that were released while the show was originally airing, and they are just some fun quick little tales that expand on what happens during or in-between some of the episodes.
For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more, and now their wait is finally over!
This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That’s twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!
* A must-have for any Airbender fan!
* Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content!
* The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in Airbender books!
Rating: 5 stars
So I enjoyed this collection of stories, and I even like that they divided them into three sections, one for each season of the show. It makes it easier to determine where each story takes place within the continuity of the episodes.
Honestly, I don’t know that they really added much to the viewing experience, but they were entertaining. And really, that’s all you can ask for with this, to be entertained.
One of my favorite stories had to be the one where Sokka pretends to be the Avatar, and Aang, Katara, and Toph help him with charade…at least until real danger from the Fire Nation arrives. I won’t spoil it for you but the ending was quite amusing.
Another fantastic story has Toph facing off against Bumi to see who is the greatest Earthbender, a fight that ends in a draw due to the strength of their bending and the destruction to the nearby area.
Both of these stories probably would have made for great episodes in the show, but I understand that not everything can be fit into the story arc of a season.
Basically, I definitely recommend this book and any of the other comics to fans of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” It is a really quick read, but it’s also a nice way to revisit the characters and the world.
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So, I have a question…I’m reading these Avatar comics pretty quickly, as well as volumes of manga for My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Would you guys like to see reviews for each one or would you rather I combine a few volumes together? Right now I have enough tags, recommendations, and reviews to hold me over for the next couple of months. Honestly having a bank of reviews could be helpful as I transition into 2018 and find myself changing positions and shifts at work. I already know that I’m going to have to figure out a new reading, writing, and blogging schedule for 2018. Anyway, your opinion would be most helpful, so let me know your thoughts in the comments. Thanks everyone!