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The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage--mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: "remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!" Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances! Avatar Aang and his friends The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage--mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: "remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!" Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances! Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them--but will it be enough?! This special, oversized edition of Smoke and Shadow features volumes 1-3 with annotations by writer Gene Luen Yang and artists Gurihiru, as well as a sketchbook section with new, behind-the-scenes material! Collects Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow Volumes 1-3.


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The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage--mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: "remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!" Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances! Avatar Aang and his friends The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage--mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: "remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!" Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances! Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them--but will it be enough?! This special, oversized edition of Smoke and Shadow features volumes 1-3 with annotations by writer Gene Luen Yang and artists Gurihiru, as well as a sketchbook section with new, behind-the-scenes material! Collects Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow Volumes 1-3.

30 review for Avatar: The Last Airbender Smoke and Shadow Nickelodeon Avatar American animated fantasy action-adventure television series comic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mrinmayi

    Mrin: Ohhh...the T.V. series is waaaay better than these comics!! I am not enjoying them !! Also Mrin : Is currently bingeing this comic series Mrin : Welllll...if you are gonna say there's more abt the Gaaang!! I AM GONNA READ IT!! But this was my least fav book so far Maybe I am over this teenage drama *Realises Mrin is a teen too* *sighs* Well .. I am at that teenage stage where gore and action excite me rather than romance drama !! Add the awkward love triangle to this mix and its a recipe for dis Mrin: Ohhh...the T.V. series is waaaay better than these comics!! I am not enjoying them !! Also Mrin : Is currently bingeing this comic series Mrin : Welllll...if you are gonna say there's more abt the Gaaang!! I AM GONNA READ IT!! But this was my least fav book so far Maybe I am over this teenage drama *Realises Mrin is a teen too* *sighs* Well .. I am at that teenage stage where gore and action excite me rather than romance drama !! Add the awkward love triangle to this mix and its a recipe for disaster (At least for me) I STAN Zuko and Katara And I am that kind of person that if MY ship does not sail..I won't care for the ship that IS sailing I juts don't think Zuko and Mei have that chemistry I STILL stan Zuko and Katara!! Poor Zuzu!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Divine Anas

    I'm still salty that Azula reverted to her old self again though it's understandable. I'm just a little bummed especially that she has the potential to go beyond such archetypes in the second installment and it wasn't resolved. HHHNNNNGGGRRR I also really don't care for Zuko and Mai's on off relationship. I'm still salty that Azula reverted to her old self again though it's understandable. I'm just a little bummed especially that she has the potential to go beyond such archetypes in the second installment and it wasn't resolved. HHHNNNNGGGRRR I also really don't care for Zuko and Mai's on off relationship.

  3. 4 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    1.) The Promise ★★★★.5 2.) The Search ★★★★.5 3.) The Rift ★★★★ 4.) Smoke and Shadow ★★★★.5 5.) North and South ★★★★.5 ----------------------------------------------- I don't know why, but I'm holding back on giving any of these a full 5 stars. I don't know.. I'm just waiting for something more epic to happen?? 1.) The Promise ★★★★.5 2.) The Search ★★★★.5 3.) The Rift ★★★★ 4.) Smoke and Shadow ★★★★.5 5.) North and South ★★★★.5 ----------------------------------------------- I don't know why, but I'm holding back on giving any of these a full 5 stars. I don't know.. I'm just waiting for something more epic to happen??

  4. 4 out of 5

    milou ☕️

    I'm going to admit something that might shock certain people so here it comes. I don't like Mai. I never have. I have never understood why other people find her alluring or having a lot of character. I think the creators were just trying too hate to make Mai 'likeable' and it didn't work out for me. So that is one of the reasons why I didn't care much about this comic since Mai was pretty much everywhere. And that's not even the worst part. In this comic there is an infuriating love triangle bet I'm going to admit something that might shock certain people so here it comes. I don't like Mai. I never have. I have never understood why other people find her alluring or having a lot of character. I think the creators were just trying too hate to make Mai 'likeable' and it didn't work out for me. So that is one of the reasons why I didn't care much about this comic since Mai was pretty much everywhere. And that's not even the worst part. In this comic there is an infuriating love triangle between Mai, Zuko and a new guy named Kei Lo. It's fucking nauseating. These 3 stars are for Aang, Zuko, Azula and Kiyi only. Books in the series: 1: Avatar: The Last Airbender #1 ★★★★★ 2: Avatar: The Last Airbender #2 ★★★★★ 3: Avatar: The Last Airbender #3 ★★★★★ ↠ Genre: The Avatar the Last Airbender Universe, Comics ↠ Pov: Multiple ↠ Type: Book 4 out of ? in the Avatar the Last Airbender series ↠ Rating: 3 stars Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leah Waters

    This books was super fun! The graphic novels will never be as good as the show, but they're still excellent. This books was super fun! The graphic novels will never be as good as the show, but they're still excellent.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Himanshu Karmacharya

    Zuko brings his mother back to the Fire Nation only to find a conspiracy surfacing, to overthrow him as the fire lord. While a group of ancient spirits seem to be involved in the conspiracy, the real truth is far from anything expected. Smoke and Shadow, the fourth book in the series, is just as fun as the earlier entries, but more action-packed, and with a mystery surrounding it. There is an arc revolving around Ursa, Zuko's mother, on how she comes to term with the life she had left behind. And Zuko brings his mother back to the Fire Nation only to find a conspiracy surfacing, to overthrow him as the fire lord. While a group of ancient spirits seem to be involved in the conspiracy, the real truth is far from anything expected. Smoke and Shadow, the fourth book in the series, is just as fun as the earlier entries, but more action-packed, and with a mystery surrounding it. There is an arc revolving around Ursa, Zuko's mother, on how she comes to term with the life she had left behind. And I think, the writer has done justice to the character. General Iroh is as great as always. The problem with the book are some plot points, where characters are nerfed, just for the sake of plot. The Avatar is the main victim of this plot point. Despite of the problems, the book is an entertaining read from start to finish.

  7. 4 out of 5

    CF Dracarys

    I think this one is my favorite of the graphic novels so far. It's mainly focused on the Fire Family, but Aang is in it with them. I swear, this graphic novels are just as magical as the show. The characters are so alive and so themselves. They each have their own little within the larger world and it shows through their personalities, their fears, their beliefs etc. The only thing that stops me from saying this is my favorite show/books is that I wish the stakes were higher with some character I think this one is my favorite of the graphic novels so far. It's mainly focused on the Fire Family, but Aang is in it with them. I swear, this graphic novels are just as magical as the show. The characters are so alive and so themselves. They each have their own little within the larger world and it shows through their personalities, their fears, their beliefs etc. The only thing that stops me from saying this is my favorite show/books is that I wish the stakes were higher with some character deaths, but it works without them and is understandable given the age group it was created for. But it's so amazing for everyone if every age. I settled on an Azula tattoo on my leg of badass women.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Basically the continuation of the cartoon come to life on the printed page. The art captures the look of the show perfectly as does Gene Luen Yang's characterization and plotting. This volume takes place in Fire Nation and deals with a group trying to remove Zuko from power. Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Basically the continuation of the cartoon come to life on the printed page. The art captures the look of the show perfectly as does Gene Luen Yang's characterization and plotting. This volume takes place in Fire Nation and deals with a group trying to remove Zuko from power. Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    rain

    one of my faves from the atla comics so far! there's so much layers to the story and it's always nice to read a zuko-focused comic. i also appreciate how they showed ursa coping up with her trauma and eventually learning to confront the source of it. ALSO LOVE ALL THE UNCLE IROH MOMENTS HE'S ALWAYS THE HIGHLIGHT OF EVERYTHING one of my faves from the atla comics so far! there's so much layers to the story and it's always nice to read a zuko-focused comic. i also appreciate how they showed ursa coping up with her trauma and eventually learning to confront the source of it. ALSO LOVE ALL THE UNCLE IROH MOMENTS HE'S ALWAYS THE HIGHLIGHT OF EVERYTHING

  10. 5 out of 5

    Silvana

    This is great. We got to know more about Mai, Kiyi, and that last twist was fantastic. The best installment I read so far. And less boring Aang-Katara love fest.

  11. 5 out of 5

    ☆Laura☆

    4.5 I love Fire Nation. I love Zuko with all my heart and I'll never get over him. He's grown so much and I'm so proud. He's still so awkward and stubborn and such a drama queen, but he's the best character in the show and I could ramble about how awesome he is for days. ((I also like Mai a lot so I enjoyed reading her in this comic.)) The missing half star is because I don't really like open endings and this kinda felt like that? Like, what was the point with everything in the end? Will Azula kee 4.5 I love Fire Nation. I love Zuko with all my heart and I'll never get over him. He's grown so much and I'm so proud. He's still so awkward and stubborn and such a drama queen, but he's the best character in the show and I could ramble about how awesome he is for days. ((I also like Mai a lot so I enjoyed reading her in this comic.)) The missing half star is because I don't really like open endings and this kinda felt like that? Like, what was the point with everything in the end? Will Azula keep bothering Zuko? (high chances but still, I need clear answers)

  12. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    The artwork is pretty great, as one can expect from Gene Luen Yang. The story... not so much.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Elysian

    5 stars I absolutelty loved this, but feel free to call me out as absolutely biased ok? I love ATLA and I will love all the content the creators are able to bring to us. I loved that a lot of Mai in this story, because she really didn't show up anywhere else and she was one of my darlings, when I watched ATLA the first time as a child. Also a lot is centered around Zuko and his family AND we get some more Fire Nation lore, which was nice. I appreciate Uncle Iroh's jokes and wisdom and that is esse 5 stars I absolutelty loved this, but feel free to call me out as absolutely biased ok? I love ATLA and I will love all the content the creators are able to bring to us. I loved that a lot of Mai in this story, because she really didn't show up anywhere else and she was one of my darlings, when I watched ATLA the first time as a child. Also a lot is centered around Zuko and his family AND we get some more Fire Nation lore, which was nice. I appreciate Uncle Iroh's jokes and wisdom and that is essentially all I have to say about that.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Blake the Book Eater

    https://youtu.be/-6in3gffH4w While the Rift was a slight dip in quality coming off the Search, Gene Luen Yang takes these comics to new heights with this arc! Smoke and Shadow feels epic and dark and weight-y as Sozin’s Comet did. With the New Ozai Society trying to take down Zuko as the Fire Lord, and a mysterious group of spirits behind kidnappings in the capital, this is the most action-packed intriguing arc yet! This one earns every single one of its 5 stars from me, with epic action, intense https://youtu.be/-6in3gffH4w While the Rift was a slight dip in quality coming off the Search, Gene Luen Yang takes these comics to new heights with this arc! Smoke and Shadow feels epic and dark and weight-y as Sozin’s Comet did. With the New Ozai Society trying to take down Zuko as the Fire Lord, and a mysterious group of spirits behind kidnappings in the capital, this is the most action-packed intriguing arc yet! This one earns every single one of its 5 stars from me, with epic action, intense character moments, and just being a damn good story. Read this one!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lee (Rally the Readers)

    Also posted on Rally the Readers. I’ve been rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender on and off lately, so I was totally in the mood to read Smoke and Shadow, the fourth graphic novel that follows the continuing adventures of the gAang, post-TV series. I was especially looking forward to this installment because HELLO—ZUKO! He was absent from the previous volume, The Rift , and he makes a most welcome return in Smoke and Shadow. Returns are a bit of a theme here, as Zuko’s mother, Ursa, sets foo Also posted on Rally the Readers. I’ve been rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender on and off lately, so I was totally in the mood to read Smoke and Shadow, the fourth graphic novel that follows the continuing adventures of the gAang, post-TV series. I was especially looking forward to this installment because HELLO—ZUKO! He was absent from the previous volume, The Rift , and he makes a most welcome return in Smoke and Shadow. Returns are a bit of a theme here, as Zuko’s mother, Ursa, sets foot in the Fire Nation’s Capital City for the first time since viewers of the show watched her leave a young Zuko and Azula behind and disappear. Mai is back for this story as well and features prominently in it, while Katara and Sokka head home to the Southern Water Tribe for the first time since the end of the war. I know I’ve lavished heaps of praise on these graphic novels in previous reviews, but it’s because every bit of praise is absolutely well-deserved. What I continue to adore about these comics is how extremely well-crafted the stories are and the care that’s taken to keep the characters consistent with the characters we originally met in the TV series. The continuity not only between the show and the comics but also between the graphic novels is simply stellar. Thanks to Gene Luen Yang’s superb writing and artists Gurihiru’s lush, beautifully rendered illustrations, it’s like the TV series never signed off. Although I love every member of Team Avatar, Zuko is my favorite. The transformation of his character is one of the best written arcs EVER. I love that he’s not perfect, and in Smoke and Shadow, we glimpse some of the impulsiveness that was especially prevalent during the first season of the show. To be fair, though, the New Ozai Society, a group trying to undermine Zuko’s authority and restore his father to power, often puts Zuko in a position where he’s forced to react to their plotting. AtLA story lines can be pretty intense, as is this one. Creepy spirits are kidnapping Fire Nation children, and the New Ozai Society capitalizes on the ensuing panic to bolster their claim that Zuko is too weak to be Fire Lord. Meanwhile, a subplot finds Zuko’s mother, Ursa, struggling with facing the past life she didn’t think she’d ever see again. There’s also a brilliant plot twist that’s bound to feature in future graphic novels. As always happens when reviewing these AtLA comics, I could go on and on about how phenomenal they are. Before wrapping up, I just have to say how badass Mai is in Smoke and Shadow. I really liked seeing her in the spotlight here, and like everyone else in the Avatar-verse, she’s a wonderfully complex character. Yet again, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru have produced a homerun of a collaboration set in a world that I love so much. There’s typically a bit of a wait between graphic novels, but I’d wait forever as long as I knew there’d be another one eventually because they are just. So. Amazing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alyson Stone

    Book: Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Author: Gene Luen Yang Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars I really enjoyed this one a lot. I felt like the last two graphic novels were kind of filler books, but, now, it feels like we are getting back into the swing of things. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot to this one. This one may be my favourite of the graphic novels so far. Let’s start out with the thing that everyone is complaining about. Yes, there is a love triangle. I know, I know, a lo Book: Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Author: Gene Luen Yang Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars I really enjoyed this one a lot. I felt like the last two graphic novels were kind of filler books, but, now, it feels like we are getting back into the swing of things. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot to this one. This one may be my favourite of the graphic novels so far. Let’s start out with the thing that everyone is complaining about. Yes, there is a love triangle. I know, I know, a lot of you are probably rolling your eyes, but I think it worked. Mai has a new love interest and Zuko is a little jealous. Seeing Zuko’s reaction, to me, was priceless. I love just how he handles it and himself. The way he reacts is like a teenager, not Fire Lord, which is great. Plus, we do have a lot of moments between Mai and Zuko, which is great. I wasn’t that big of a fan of their relationship in the show; it just seemed to be missing something. However, here, I can get into them. I do hope they manage to work it out. One thing that I really liked was getting to see just how impulsive Zuko is. We see him make decisions without really thinking it through and it costs him. I like getting to see the aftermath of his choices and the fall out. Plus, people try to tell him not to do it and he still does. However, we must be fair here, there is a new society that is trying to kick Zuko off the throne and he reacts because these people force him to. We also have spirits stealing children, the New Oazi Society telling people that it’s pretty much Zuko’s fault, and them making him out to be a weak Fire Lord. Yeah, I get it, but he still doesn’t always make the best choices. This just shows that the characters are not perfect, which is something that I love about this show. Plus, Zuko and Aang together just melts my heart. I love how these two interact with each other. This one is also set in the Fire Nation, which we like about here. I love the Fire Nation culture and getting to see more of it. Plus, there is a big focus on what’s Mai’s life has been like after the war. Ursa is also returning the Fire Nation and we get her reaction. We also get a great plot twist. I just like seeing the Fire Nation and how everything is not okay. This is one thing that I think the graphic novels do well: The fact that everything is not okay after a war. Anyway, I can’t wait to pick up the next one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Aldi

    The focus on Mai was great, although admittedly I prefer her when she's super-abrasive. I missed Sokka and Katara, although I get why they weren't in it; it was pretty packed with character arcs as it was. The art was gorgeous as always. I'd kind of expected more from the annotations - turns out most of the time they just explain what they were trying to do here (which is obvious from, y'know, the story) or pat each other on the back. The focus on Mai was great, although admittedly I prefer her when she's super-abrasive. I missed Sokka and Katara, although I get why they weren't in it; it was pretty packed with character arcs as it was. The art was gorgeous as always. I'd kind of expected more from the annotations - turns out most of the time they just explain what they were trying to do here (which is obvious from, y'know, the story) or pat each other on the back.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Roma

    8- /10 I've highly enjoyed this one, but it was my least favorite of the comics. However, I loved that we get to know Zuko's family. Sadly, everything wrapped up far too quickly and it felt a bit unsatisfactory 8- /10 I've highly enjoyed this one, but it was my least favorite of the comics. However, I loved that we get to know Zuko's family. Sadly, everything wrapped up far too quickly and it felt a bit unsatisfactory

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    On my way to go get number 5

  20. 4 out of 5

    *❆ Kαɾҽɳ ❆*

    We see old enemies again! Meeting new friends and enemies alike, there is no quiet moment for these characters.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    not enough sokka 💔

  22. 5 out of 5

    ash ♡

    azula should have gotten the redemption arc she deserved 😭 3.5 stars

  23. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    4.5 This comic was great. I really love the characters development and I can't wait to see where they're going ! 4.5 This comic was great. I really love the characters development and I can't wait to see where they're going !

  24. 4 out of 5

    Annathelle26

    This was a decent, fun addition to the existing Avatar comics, but, nothing really special. The writing style was nice, and, along with the humor and the way the plot unfolded, reflected the general style, tone and themes of the series. Part 1 and Part 2 were interesting plot-wise, as they built-up the action, raised questions and emphasized the mystery surrounding the new threat the Fire Nation was dealing with. However, Part 3 left me wanting. I found the "big revelations" and the answers to my This was a decent, fun addition to the existing Avatar comics, but, nothing really special. The writing style was nice, and, along with the humor and the way the plot unfolded, reflected the general style, tone and themes of the series. Part 1 and Part 2 were interesting plot-wise, as they built-up the action, raised questions and emphasized the mystery surrounding the new threat the Fire Nation was dealing with. However, Part 3 left me wanting. I found the "big revelations" and the answers to my questions to be dull and not as thrilling as I had expected. Moreover, Azula's exact motives confused me. Understood, she may have regained some portion of her mental health, but the reasons she decided to cause so much fuss did not satisfy me as a reader. I believe the writers could have come up with something way more interesting than this. Finally, the ending was, for me, too plain. In contrast to the previous comics, in this one, it felt like nothing actually changed in the end; and whatever changes did happen seemed forced and not developed enough. Thus, 3 stars for an enjoyable, but not amazing read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adarsh

    So many lost opportunities here.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Luke Hopkins

    Weaker than the other two previous comics.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Zuko has had amazing character development.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Inga

    I didn't like this one as much as the previous stories, I have to say. Although it was an interesting read with unexpected turns, there were also childishly presented ideas an annoying event resolutions. I sadly can't discuss them without spoiling the plot, so I'll put them at the end of this review. [SPOILERS AHEAD] (view spoiler)[The things that annoyed me: 1. Kiyi and Ursa's resolution. After the events of The Search, where Ursa got her old face back, Kiyi has been scared of her and didn't want I didn't like this one as much as the previous stories, I have to say. Although it was an interesting read with unexpected turns, there were also childishly presented ideas an annoying event resolutions. I sadly can't discuss them without spoiling the plot, so I'll put them at the end of this review. [SPOILERS AHEAD] (view spoiler)[The things that annoyed me: 1. Kiyi and Ursa's resolution. After the events of The Search, where Ursa got her old face back, Kiyi has been scared of her and didn't want to be in her presence. But then, right at the end of Smoke and Shadows, she magically forgot it all and accepted Ursa as her mother again. They never spoke about it, Kiyi just magically forgot she was scared of Ursa. Even though Kiyi has been shown to be mature enough to have complex thought, no one ever talked to her about how she's making Ursa feel, or even explained to her what happened to Ursa. Ursa facing Ozai was the only meaningful thing that happened to her since The Search. 2. Speaking of which, Ursa and Ozai's conversation was so childishly written. That whole "Grovel before me" sad talk was very silly. Ozai has always been known to be a good manipulator. Surely, he would have some wit up his sleeve after Ursa had stood her ground, or was her not being scared of his just so inconceivable? 3. Mai and Kei Lo. I felt sorry for the poor boy the moment I saw him show interest in Mai. I was really hoping that Zuko and Mai will stay separated and that maybe the writer will subverge the trope and keep Mai and Kei Lo together. As the story progressed, it almost seemed like Zuko got used to the idea of Mai dating someone else. But then at the very end Kei Lo breaks up with Mai for no apparent reason. Well, at least he didn't die for Maiko -.- 4. Azula's big plan. If her plan was to slowly push Zuko to become more like her, why would she ever tell him that so early on? It's like her real plan has been to help him learn from her own misgivings, all along... (hide spoiler)]

  29. 5 out of 5

    Billy Jepma

    The Avatar comics are a delight, but their quality definitely wavers. The most memorable, effective stories are those that provide Gene Luen Yang with some foundation to build off of (i.e., the unresolved mystery of Zuko's mother in The Search), as it's these stories that provide the richest exploration of character and narrative (like how The Rift began setting up the more industrialized world we see in The Legend of Korra). Smoke and Shadow, however, feels like a mostly one-note story that doe The Avatar comics are a delight, but their quality definitely wavers. The most memorable, effective stories are those that provide Gene Luen Yang with some foundation to build off of (i.e., the unresolved mystery of Zuko's mother in The Search), as it's these stories that provide the richest exploration of character and narrative (like how The Rift began setting up the more industrialized world we see in The Legend of Korra). Smoke and Shadow, however, feels like a mostly one-note story that doesn't add much to the series or its characters. It's gorgeously illustrated, and Gurihiru's paneling and colors are better than they've ever been, but the script lacks the edge it needs to elicit a meaningful reaction. Yang introduces a love triangle that's forced and dull; characters make decisions that seem against-type; the dialogue is a mixed bag. I like Yang quite a bit, but this volume is a miss for me. If Goodreads let me, this would sit at 2.5 stars, but I'm going to round up because Gurihiru's art remains nothing less than spectacular, and Yang does give us some lovely character moments (there's an exchange between Iroh and Ursa, Zuko's mother, that stands out as the best bit of writing in the story). If you're as invested in the world of Avatar as I am, this is worth the read. But that might be the best endorsement I can give, especially since The Search and The Rift are far better options.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Eule Luftschloss

    trigger warning (view spoiler)[ trauma, child abduction (hide spoiler)] Set after "The Search", the gang now comes back from said adventure to the capital of the Fire Nation, where a group of would-be-revolutionist stirs up trouble. And they seem to be led by Mai's father. I liked this on many levels. On one hand, if a series is successfull, it will be milked as long as possible, and while I have fond memories of Dragonball, for example, it am not a huge lover of endless going ons of plots. In this trigger warning (view spoiler)[ trauma, child abduction (hide spoiler)] Set after "The Search", the gang now comes back from said adventure to the capital of the Fire Nation, where a group of would-be-revolutionist stirs up trouble. And they seem to be led by Mai's father. I liked this on many levels. On one hand, if a series is successfull, it will be milked as long as possible, and while I have fond memories of Dragonball, for example, it am not a huge lover of endless going ons of plots. In this case, however, the comics in the ATLA universe are a logical next step. Of course it's simply amazing to be back in this world, at the side of characters that feel like we have taken quite a journey together, this answers questions and developes everything further. I am not sure if this graphic novel makes much sense if you have never seen the series nor read the earlier comics, though at the base of this omnibus is a crime that has to be solved. It's just that nobody gets an introduction, at this point we'll just go on with it. The pacing was superb, there was no lull. The characters are threedimensional, not OoC, and every time I come back to this, the world feels so real. I will read on as long as these keep coming and retain the same level of quality. Full recommendations. And let me know if Uncle Iroh manages his goal at the end, because I am strangely invested in that one. The arc was provided by the publisher.

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