Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender

After attempting to kidnap Katara and Sokka, Southerner Gilak leaves a haunting note for Hakoda: "Soon you will see the truth, chieftain". The vow leaves everyone on edge–including Katara, who remains wary of the two tribes' integration. As Northerner Malina announces a partnership with the company owned by Toph Beifong's father, her own brother comes forward to defame her...

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Title:Avatar: The Last Airbender
Author:Gene Luen Yang
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Avatar: The Last Airbender Reviews

  • Britt
    Feb 09, 2017

    Oil. Extremists. An affluent nation thinking it knows better than the 'savage' one.

    Gene Luen Yang is not backing off from 'adult' topics in a comic that has children as their main audience. I am glad that he does because for children growing up in this world this particular trilogy shows that the world - whether it is ours or the Avatar world - is not black and white. And I think it is important to acknowledge that. It also shows that a small group of extremists does not represent a whole nation

    Oil. Extremists. An affluent nation thinking it knows better than the 'savage' one.

    Gene Luen Yang is not backing off from 'adult' topics in a comic that has children as their main audience. I am glad that he does because for children growing up in this world this particular trilogy shows that the world - whether it is ours or the Avatar world - is not black and white. And I think it is important to acknowledge that. It also shows that a small group of extremists does not represent a whole nation. It shows that some beliefs are grounded in reasonable standpoints but when taken to the extreme... it goes completely off the track.

    However, sometimes the art threw me off and scenes were quickly changing, which confused me. Still, I am very glad about this more grown-up turn of the story because it makes it more enjoyable for me, too.

  • Cassidy (Quartzfeather)
    Feb 16, 2017

    It's awful good to see some old faces again, now just to wait for Zuko to show up.... This issue delves further into the traditional culture vs. modernization conflict that was established in the first installment. It's an interesting parallel to the current day issues with Westernization.

  • Shadowdenizen
    Jan 28, 2017

    4.5 stars.

    A really strong entry into the Avatar saga. I'd highly recommed this to any fans of the Avatar/Korra tv shows. (And like some of the best episodes of the show, it's remarkably revelevant and insightful to modern times.)

    BUT, I'd recommend reading the series chronologically, beginning with "The Promise." (Though not strictly necessary, the individual series do build on each other and have some ongoing continuity.)

  • Perdana
    Jan 26, 2017

    I do love this book! I will tell my friends to read it!

  • Chris Lemmerman
    Feb 07, 2017

    I always forget that this is basically an ongoing series of graphic novels, so when a new one pops up I'm very pleased.

    This second installment of North & South brings the conflicting ideals of the Northern and Southern Water Tribes to a head, and it's pretty clear that everyone's in the wrong here, for varying reasons. It's the kind of high concept storytelling that you'd expect from the TV show, and it's handled just as well here.

    It's a very quick read though, and the story takes place most

    I always forget that this is basically an ongoing series of graphic novels, so when a new one pops up I'm very pleased.

    This second installment of North & South brings the conflicting ideals of the Northern and Southern Water Tribes to a head, and it's pretty clear that everyone's in the wrong here, for varying reasons. It's the kind of high concept storytelling that you'd expect from the TV show, and it's handled just as well here.

    It's a very quick read though, and the story takes place mostly over one day and night, with an ominous cliffhanger to top it all off while we wait for the conclusion in April.

    The team of Guruhiru is, as always, perfect for the style and characters of the Avatar world.

  • Sarah Sammis
    Feb 11, 2017

    Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South, Part Two by Gene Luen Yang continues the plot of Part One in the Southern Tribe village, turned city. Katara and Sokka are upset over their father's new girl friend, a developer from the Northern Tribes. They have a festival to attend where Malina and Maliq will be introducing their development plans.

  • Joseph R.
    Feb 16, 2017

    Having avoided kidnapping by Southern Water Tribe separatists in Part 1, Katara and Sokka try to strike a balanced response to the Northern Water Tribe's activities. The Northerners are developing the south's infrastructure and social order. Katara is very cautious while Sokka is very enthusiastic. Their father Hakoda is romantically interested in one of the Northerners, causing more complications, especially as he is the newly elected head of the Southerners. The situation only becomes more ten

    Having avoided kidnapping by Southern Water Tribe separatists in Part 1, Katara and Sokka try to strike a balanced response to the Northern Water Tribe's activities. The Northerners are developing the south's infrastructure and social order. Katara is very cautious while Sokka is very enthusiastic. Their father Hakoda is romantically interested in one of the Northerners, causing more complications, especially as he is the newly elected head of the Southerners. The situation only becomes more tense when they find out that the Northerners have discovered a huge oil deposit and plan to exploit it for their own benefit. Can the recently arrived Avatar Aang help smooth over some pretty horrible developments?

    I was very worried when the oil issue came up that the story would turn into an "oil bad, bad, BAD!!!!" political screed. Yang takes a more balanced approach, showing both sides as having both valid points and extreme, unhelpful attitudes that lead to horrible actions. The storytelling continues to amaze me and I look forward to the final volume of this story line.

  • Marsha Altman
    Feb 19, 2017

    This series of comics has grown on me. I didn't care for the first couple stories because they really fell flat in comparison to watching the show, but I've come to appreciate Gene Yang's attempt to capture the Avatar universe because I think he's gotten better at it. The artists is still stuck trying to show bending in a non-animated fashion, and it still doesn't quite work, but I'm reading for the story.

  • Shandra
    Feb 24, 2017

    Glad to see Aang make an appearance, though it's a little weird to see him drawn taller. Heh. Our little Avatar is growing up... Of course, I want book 3 now, as book 2 had to end with a teaser (not quite a cliffhanger, but still)! Overall, an interesting storyline, examining the conflict between progress and traditions.

  • Maria Kramer
    Feb 28, 2017

    Some dramatic revelations in this volume - and the entrance of Toph! Toph should be in everything.