I loved Avatar: The Last Airbender, and as a result, I’m pretty much addicted to all things TLA (except Korra…I didn’t like Korra much). In Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search, Part 2 (TPB), we get one step closer to the answer to one of the biggest mysteries of the series: what happened to Zuko’s mother? Written and drawn by the creative team behind the best-selling Avatar: The Promise, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is a truly legit continuation of Avatar.
The art is lush and looks just like the animated series, which I loved. The Search – Part 2 kicks off with a bang, promising me more information about one of my favorite characters, Azula. What is her destiny? I can’t wait to find out more. The fighting is handled gracefully, much like the series. Unlike the series, however, I’ve noticed Aang often takes the view of “the happiness of many over the happiness of the one” in the comics, which is interesting, because it’s usually bad guys who follow this philosophy in children’s cartoons.
Suffice it to say, I can’t WAIT for October for the epic conclusion and (HOPEFULLY) the final answer to the mystery of Zuko’s mom.
In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever?