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Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Series: The Search #2
Edition: Paperback, 80 pages
Genre: Tv/Cartoon Graphic Novel
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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? 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 the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!
Every time I sit down to read one of these for the first time I end up smiling and squeeing like a freaking lunatic. It’s honestly hard not to. The show left off with most of the questions answered but there was one question that burned a hole in everyone’s minds, where is Zuko’s mother? Part one started us on a journey to find her and answer some questions about Zuko’s family, and now Part two is getting us a bit closer.
I love that we’re getting to see more of Azula post-defeat and just how hard everything is hitting her. She hasn’t necessarily ‘changed’ but she is really showing off how broken she truly is. We get a look at Zuko and Azula’s tencious past and some of the flashbacks from the show are finally shown in their entirety!
There isn’t a ton of action and while nothing is incredibly mind blowing it does give some great info on the royal Fire Nation family that we didn’t have before. I can’t recommend these novels enough so if you’re a fan of Avatar don’t hesitate to grab them!