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Friday, June 15, 2012

Avatar: The Last Airbender The Promise Part 1 (2012)

Author: Gene Luen Yang | Illustrator: Gurihiru | Page Count: 76
The Promise picks up straight where the series left off with Aang and Team Avatar taking on the task of rebuilding after the end of the 100 year war. Not everyone is down with that though and Aang and Zuko may be at odds at how balance can be restored. Returning characters abound with some whose whereabouts were previously unknown (Boomerang!)and some new ones though none of those seemed particularly worth caring about. More Toph, please. The character designs look just as they did on the show with some tweaks to show the time difference with the exception of Zuko who seems to frequently go off-model, particularly his face. Or maybe it's just the pressures of ruling getting to him. Yeah let's go with that. The reaction faces are still great and numerous.

Given it's short length, I don't see any reason to split into volumes other than marketing, but whatever, I don't know the logistics of comic printing and I'll take what I can get. As to that nagging question that probably most people came for the answer... of course it wouldn't be in the first part. Crisp and clean presentation with some interesting story teasers and some nice bending scenes. A new adventure with these characters is always welcome.

4 Oogies and Aang's shit-eating grins out of 5

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