Aang and his friends' continue their adventure after Aang's victory over Firelord Ozai. But the continuation does not air on television. It is a graphic novel called *"The Promise"(2012 Library Edition includes all three stories). So let's explore the wow factor in the artwork, the storyline and future promises.
On the front cover of the library edition, we see our two unlikely heroes posing with determined hard faces: Avatar Aang, a little boy and Firelord Zuko, the confused prince. The artist and storyteller for this version is none other than Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru. Even though the book was downloaded as an eBook and required heavy scrolling and enlarging just to read, the colors were bright and the costumes worn by each culture/tribe/character, represented where their loyalties lie. Some people born in the fire nation but who had earthbending ability wore both colors.
Now for the exciting part. What happened after Aang beat Ozai and became Avatar Aang? What happens in these stories is actually what leads up to Korra's time. Avatar Aang and Zuko tries to restore balance to the world by driving out fire nation from Yu Dao. One problem: The citizens of Yu Dao are intermingled and all are not loyal to fire nation but to family. Zuko has a hard time being fire lord so he consults his father Ozai, AAng has another issue: Can he keep the promise he made with Zuko?
Toph is back and she is teaching metal bending classes, Sokka really hasn't changed and Katara and Aang are seriously in love(calling each other "sweetie" all the time). In the end, there is a cliffhanger still, which for Avatar fans means much more graphic novels to come.
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*This eBook was received for my unbiased review from Netgalley on behalf of Dark Horse Comics