Monday, 17 February 2014

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko


 
ARC provided by Dark Horse Comics through Netgalley

While out with the Avatar Team and General Iroh in the Earth Kingdom, Aang sees a vision of past Avatar Yangchen who tries to warn him of something which he can't hear.
Convinced Avatar Yangchen is asking him to reinstate a traditional Air Nomad celebration in her honour, Aang sets out with the Avatar Team and his new air acolytes to celebrate Yangchen's Festival. But things do not go as planned, and Aang's need to reconnect with the past clashes with Toph's need to escape it.

It's really delightful to see a comic so faithful to the show's characters! 
We get to see Aang dealing with trying to rebuild a heritage robbed by genocide, and Toph dealing with a past that robbed her of a normal childhood. 
This seems to be setting Toph as the main character to be developed in the next instalment, and with Toph being one of my favourite characters I, for one, cannot wait!

Gene Luen Yang's official site

 Michael Dante DiMartino's tumblr

 Bryan Konietzko's official site

Gurihiru's blog

Buy Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 1
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