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Avatar, the Last Airbender

Avatar, the Last Airbender

The Promise

Graphic Novel - 2020
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"Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations' tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang's friendship with Zuko throws him into the middle of the conflict! Available for the first time in an omnibus format, this is the official continuation of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Nickelodeon."--Publisher
Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Comics, 2020
ISBN: 9781506717845
1506717845
Characteristics: 232 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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violet_pig_687
Sep 15, 2020

is this the first book

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 04, 2020

Avatar the Last Airbender is a wonderful comic. Despite the fact it is geared more towards kids, it touches upon many political issues. While reading this comic, I liked how the author introduced a character named Sokka. He added most of the comedic relief with his funny comments. When it comes to the female characters, I loved how they all had one thing in common, they were all strong and possessed other skills too. This is awesome because it throws the “damsel in distress” stereotype right out the window. The most significant thing I noticed was how much they valued their family and friends! I strongly believe that tweens and teens will enjoy reading this.@grumpykat of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The promise is a continuation of the ATLA TV series and gives readers a look into the aftermath of the series and how the 4 nations are taking action to restore peace. I really enjoyed this comic because it fulfilled the suspense from the end of the TV series answering unanswered questions and more. It provided more information as to how the restoring of peace was done and the trials that came along with it ranging from personal and political voids that had to be dealt with. Personally the only thing that I disliked was sometimes the comic would appear boring to me and not as eventful as I would like it to be due to the fact that a lot of the action was covered in the TV series. My favourite part of the comic is definitely being able to see the whole team reunite again ready to make change to the world with all their different powers and strengths and to see the 4 nations work together through conflicts to gain peace. @tigercats04 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Herbivore_Reader
Jan 21, 2020

Avatar is a great show. With humor, creativity, and some deeper messages the show is great for kids and enjoyable for their adults. I was especially interested in the Buddhist themes and references to elements of Asian cultures. This comic continues the high quality of the show and continues the story into new territories. I was especially impressed that the authors considered the ethical dilemmas of settler colonialism*--literally the only example of this in any fiction I I can think of (not to mention fiction for kids).

*Now that the war is over, the Fire nation must return cities that used to belong to the Earth Kingdom. However some of the Fire Nation colonies have been in place for 100 years. Is it right to kick out generations of Fire nation citizens who have never known any other home? If not, how will the injustices of the past be made right again?

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Chapel_Hill_MegM
Aug 13, 2019

Great continuation of the Avatar series. I particularly liked knowing more about Zuko's first year as Fire Lord. We see all our favorites from the series and their characterization is very spot on to the series.

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kittycorn1222
May 14, 2019

i think that it is great that Toph and Sokka help Penga,Ho Tun and "the dark one"learn how to metalbend.who is your favorite character?mine is Katara

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black_panther_2656
Nov 24, 2018

😀😎😘🙂☺

I am an avid fan of the ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ TV series, and now the graphic novels (although definitely not the Shyamalan movie version – ignore it). This trilogy is superb: art, storyline, characters, and inside jokes – it’s like getting more episodes of the show! It follows immediately after the finale of season 3 and how new Fire Lord Zuko is going to move forward in the earth kingdom being restored in previously claimed fire nation colonies. If you followed the original TV series, and the follow-up series: “The Legend of Korra”, then “The Promise” fills in the blanks of what the gang does between series to establish the new world of integrated-bender cities, which reveals the beginning of Republic city that we see in Korra’s generation. (submitted by SMC)

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VPAL7
Sep 17, 2018

I just finished re-watching the tv series and these graphic novels are a great addition to the avatar world. I finally get to find out what happened after the 100 year war was finished; the avatar's job is never done. I'm enjoying seeing the Aang-Katara relationship grow and reading more sassy comments from the other characters. The half star that's missing from my rating is because sadly, this volume of the story doesn't include Uncle Iroh and that makes me sad.

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NoCommonRaven
Aug 15, 2017

I love how hard Toph and Sokka work to train Toph's "lily-livers". I like how you get to hear what Toph is feeling and how she discovered metalbending.
"Sure they wanted me to be helpless, but they also wanted me to be a cultured, well-mannered, soft-spoken little lady. All I felt was pressure and pain." ~ Toph Beifong

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read1236
Mar 14, 2017

YES!!!!!!

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