Saturday, May 5, 2012

Graphic Novel Review: Avatar - The Last Airbender Volume 1

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!

Publication Date: January 25, 2012
Genre: Graphic Novel, Comics
Source: Thanks so much to Dark Horse for making this awesome title available on Netgalley!

So I know for a fact that I'm not the only adult with an Avatar obsession. It all began with my husband watching the show with our 5 year old. Eventually our whole family ended up loving it and we were so sad when it ended. The next step in the tv series is Legend of Korra and it takes place many years later and the new Avatar is a girl. Still an awesome show! Anyway! All that to say that this comic is after the events of the first show and will show us what happened to Aang, Sokka, Kitara, Zuko and the rest.

If you are a fan of the show you HAVE to read this :) The quirky, weird humor in the show is exactly the same in the comic. Aang's enormous smile, Sokka's many range of facial expressions and Kitara being all Kitara-y. The art is almost exactly the same as Avatar which is good. If they'd made it look way more mature it wouldn't have felt right. It does tackle some more mature issues, but still in a light-hearted way.

I'm so happy that there is another way to get my Avatar fix :) And yes, I'm an adult that still watches cartoons. I like to just blame it on the fact that 'my kids watch it' and move on. If you love the show, you will love this comic! And I think someone that hasn't watched or kept up with the tv show would still enjoy them. It has a quick refresher at the very beginning for those that need it. Definitely one to check out!


Shortskie said...

So excited to see that there is more to engross myself with this series. I'm going off to college in the fall and I can say that I still enjoy watching cartoons, reading manga, it just satisfies me. Avatar brings me back to my childhood and so many funny moments in the show definitely impacted me to remembering them or just have me longing to rewatch scenes from episodes. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the review :D

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

I love the animated series and this sounds fun too! However I'm still not over the bad movie adaptation. :(

Talk Supe BB&B

Jackie's Little World said...

@Shortskie I think you'll like this one! My only complaint would be that I read through it too quickly :)

@Braine Don't even get me started on the 'movie' version. If you can't even get Aang's name right . . . don't bother with the rest. Luckily, the comic is a good addition to the Avatar family!