Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1 (Avatar the Last Airbender) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2012/1/24
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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!
* Written by Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award-nominated American Born Chinese.
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The Promise delivers on all levels, it captures the essence of what made the show so great; the humor, the action, and yes, the romance... fans of Kataang will love this book, (even though the name they end up calling each other is a bit cringe worthy and very much oogie). The artwork is beautifully done, and all the main characters are perfectly portrayed; i could literally hear the voices of all of the characters. Another great thing about this book is that it combines all three parts of The Promise into one neat book, with some very interesting bonus content. My only complaint is that the plot is a little weak, though still good. Other than that, The Promise is a wonderful addition to the Avatar series, and if you loved ATLA, then you are in for a treat with this book.
As for the story, it's no worse than the other avatar comics. It's not better either, but maintains the same level of quality that you would expect from the avatar universe. The plot features Zuko as the main character, as does 2/3 of the other comic series, which can be disappointing if you're expecting much from other characters. The only plus to this is that Zuko's supporting characters are incredibly interesting, and the lore of the fire nation doubly so.
Overall, this is an amazing book and I will continue to look forward to purchasing future avatar series comics.
Good thing The Rift Part One came out.
Let me start by saying, no Zuko is not in this one. The cover doesn't include him and the first dialogue is pretty much saying that he is not going to make an appearance. Even though I'm a major Zuko fan, I understand considering The Search focused on him and his relationships. But, that doesn't mean it can't still be an excellent story!
A lot of this story seems to focus on the fact that Toph and Aang are foils to each other. Since Toph is generally more vocal, Aang is accompanied by three air acolytes so he can throw passive aggressive jabs at her and say he's teaching his students... this in unlike Toph who outright calls Aang's ideas foolish. Depending on how and where you were raised, you can feel either side is more right. However, both of them have solid reasons as to why they feel the way they do.
The conflict and tension between these two characters continues to rise throughout the story. I almost feel it's a conflict that was bound to happen. Even in flash backs with Toph and Aang during the Legend of Korra you can see that even though they are really close friends, their completely different demeanor causes some tension and fights.
Sokka is funny as always and the mild, loving sibling banter between him and Katara is always amusing and relateable to anyone with a sibling.
As we've come used to with the Avatar Comics, it ends in a twist. You do kinda see it coming with the stories set-up, but it ended at a perfect scene that makes you hungry for more!
The only complaint that I have is that I feel that Katara is a little out of character. She is usually extremely protective over Aang and tends to act as his more aggressive voice. We already know that her and Toph have had conflict in the best so I'm not sure why she just took such a backseat in this book. The reasonable answer, I assume, is she is two or three years older by this point and has matured, but she is still pretty young.
Anyway, definitely worth the buy if you've been reading the comics or just a fan of the series. If you are new to the comics, I highly suggest buying The Promise and The Search trilogies first.
Having already watched the early portion of the sequel to The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, it was clear pretty quick that the premise of this comic was going to be to bridge the gap between the original series and that one, or at least to begin to do so, and it does a fantastic job of this, with many memorable moments of foreshadowing. Of course, what this story does best, though, is what all of The Last Airbender did best as a series: it explored the characters. How far would Aang go to return the world to what he perceived as "balance"? How far would Zuko take his obsession over not becoming like his father? Could these two friends be enemies once more? This comic presents these questions and then answers them all satisfactorily, further exploring the relationship between the previous Avatar's successors that was introduced in the series, and proving once again that it takes Aang and Zuko compromising and working out their differences to bring events to the best possible outcome.
If anything disappointed me, however, about this comic, it was that it thematically rehashed some of the aspects of the series. I enjoy seeing Aang and Zuko stories, so it did irk me much, but did we really need to see Aang and Zuko come to contention and then work through their problems again? Yeah, Zuko's motivations for opposing Aang were far less selfish this time, but still, it had been done before. Either way, if you enjoy the cartoon, you will find this an enjoyable read, and this complete version, while a bit large, is a great way to get your hands on the entire story at once.
After finishing this volume, I couldn't wait to start "The Search"!