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Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part 3

(North and South #3)

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North versus South--the final showdown!

Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei arrive in the lands of the Southern Water Tribe amid protests against Gilak's imprisonment. While the leaders hold council to solidify Malina and Hakoda's unification plans, Gilak breaks free and leads a powerful rebellion, crashing the council and kidnapping the Earth King! In the face of these two
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Dark Horse Books
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Alexandra Elend Wolf
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Look, I'm pretty sure that to us, nobody but mom will ever seem right for dad. But maybe that's okay, because dad gets to choose who's right for dad."

That was such a bitter-sweet ending.

I really love how realistic and human Yang manages to always make the characters. With real struggles and conflicts that they need to see other sides in order to overcome or come to terms with.

The action, of course, is always on point. I wish I could bend, but, alas! I can't. Still, at least seeing them
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Lilibeth
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm finally done with the school year and these comics were a nice way to start my summer reading mojo again. Is it too much to hope for one final team avatar comic where they're all in they're late teens/early 20s and building republic city? I need that in my life.
Tilly
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Does anyone know if this is supposed to be the last Avatar comic? Because if that's the case, I don't know what I should do with my life now :O I have to re-watch the entire series!
Aleksandra
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was amazing!!!
Great conclusion to the ATLA comics, but I hope we get to see the Gaang again!

Perfect balance of plot, humor, serious discussions and all encompassing love these people have for each other and for their nations.
Calista
I love these Avatar stories. They are so stepped in Buddhist and Daoist teachings. This story dealing with politics in the South was pretty good and then ending was satisfying. I will be reading the other runs of the series.

All the elements had a bender in the South Pole and they worked together, Fire, Earth, Water, Air, together which can achieve balance.

Simply a fun story that holds friendship and family in high regard. It's also nice to see the Chinese characters show up in the book and I
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Ken Yuen
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't know if they're going to do any more of these stories, but it felt like a real good bow tie for the series. All our beloved characters are back and there's a nice theme of change and moving on with one's life.
Gail Bullard
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really hope they make an actual end to this series, even if they have to time jump.
Bara
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Metalbenders are back.
Doc.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
General review of #1-3 sans spoilers:

The major theme in this arc is Katara’s yearning for a simpler time, with which I can sympathise considering nostalgia for the TV show is what keeps me reading these comics. Luckily for me, although the Last Airbender comics aren’t going to change anyone’s life, they’re written by the accomplished hand of Gene Luen Yang. Yang does an excellent job of recreating my beloved characters as I remember them, and in this run, he puts them in a believable moral
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Jessica
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really wish they'd made comics for every year between The Last Airbender and Korra, because I'd shamelessly read every last one. Even if it was domestic life with Aang and Katara. Call me crazy, but I just really want closure! I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. There are still several loose ends. And no amount of rewatching the series will tie them up. Don't get me wrong, the plot was good. It just wasn't as satisfying or epic as I feel it could've been, considering it's the last one they made.

But here
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Aina
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mangas-comics
Aang and Katara calling each other sweetie warms my heart I'm so akdksldhlagsla
Sophia Hanson
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*sigh* Honestly, they could keep making ATLA comics forever and I would read every single one of them. I really enjoyed the finale of this particular trilogy. Again, dealt with some really important like destruction of native lands, fetishization of POC, racial/cultural tensions, and racial slurs. I love watching Team Avatar grow up. I love Katara and Aang as a couple, and Toph was on point. Anyway. If you guys haven't started reading the ATLA comics and you loved the series, they're totally ...more
Rottgrl88
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elemental


Wow! What a conclusion. As you would expect from this series, you get a whirlwind of an ending that provides action/adventure and happy, fluffy feelings. Of course, Aang and the crew save the day and find out who the real bad guys are and all gets resolved happily. Loved every minute of this series and even though I am sad to see it end I am so happy that the creators continued this story in graphic novel form to allow the fans the time to get a little more answers and good times from the gang.
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Sam
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this was an intense conclusion to this particular trilogy of comics. It certainly helps to show how some of the issues in Korra came to be as they were in that series. My only complaint about this comic series (as it has been the whole time) is how much Aang and Katara overuse calling each other "sweetie." It is pretty much all the time. I mean, I understand that the characters are only like 14-16 years old, but wow, it is annoying. Other than that, I still absolutely love reading these, ...more
Taylor
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I just want them to keep making avatar comics for the rest of my life - is that too much to ask?
Dania F
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
While the Avatar North South comic book series captures the spirit of the original series, one has to wonder if the oil industry didn't finance this. Getting oil out of the north pole is a means of achieving equality? The guys who are trying to prevent the oil extraction by foreign companies end up being the bad guys? Pumping oil out of the ground is a sign of progress? Absolutely terrible storyline and morale
Megan
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There better be more of these coming soon!!
Kelsey
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, this one certainly had an interesting conclusion. I think I'm going to be pondering this one for a while. It legitimately ended with Katara saying, "well, this is going to happen, but not for a while, and I'm not sure how I feel about it." That's some of the beauty of A:tLA, honestly. Sometimes, there's no right answer. Sometimes, both sides have a point and there's never going to be a clear-cut solution forward.

This series especially made some of the Native American inspirations very
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Tung
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I am a huge fan of this series that aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons. The series takes place in a universe inhabited by four primary cultures tied to the four basic elements (fire, water, air, and earth). In this universe, certain people are gifted with the ability to “bend” their culture’s element; that is, they can manipulate the element in order to attack, defend, move, heal, etc. (e.g. earthbending might be used to cause the dirt at your feet to form a giant shield in front of you). ...more
Xiomy's Book Tales
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well then, part three was such a joyous ride to have it conveyed in me laughter, sadness, a new found sense of family, and it was compelling! Even though I had a bit of a negative start to this final installment with the author it ended with a bang!

Also previously established characters were once again seen such as Momo (love him always), Toph's students from the Metal Bending Academy (the Dark One was too hilarious), King Kuei (even though he felt a bit off I enjoyed his appearance), and of
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Alysa Craigie
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"I was hoping to find a home where everything's how it's supposed to be. But I realize now, that just isn't possible. Because a home where everything's how it's supposed to be is a home with you still in it. ... But through it all, I don't have to keep hoping for what's 'supposed to be' because you've been with me all along."

I love Avatar more than most anything else.
Am
These were SUPER cute. I'm going to buy the bind up.
Mandy
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super duper cute. Love the picture on the last page.
Anna
Great drama and a great ending for a series. I want mooooore.
Jenna
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Some of the fight choreography was a bit off, especially in how easily Team Avatar was flummoxed by a small group of enemies / Southern Water Tribe warriors, when we’ve seen them in the past fight large groups with ease. Toph’s use of her space rock was a nice nod to Korra.

I agree with other reviewers, in that I’d happily keep reading more, especially with time skips!
Britt
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am a bit sad because I believe this is the last Avatar the Last Airbender comic so the Gaang's story is really over. It makes me want to rewatch and reread everything again. I feel like this story could go on and on but that would make it, for me, somehow lesser because who wants to listen to a never-ending story?

As for this conclusion of this trilogy, I felt like it was less strong than some of the others. The final showdown was not that impressive to me. However, I am glad that Avatar never
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Allan
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Katrina
Mixed. I had no idea Zuko was coming back; his characterization was spot-on, as usual. And I'm glad Katara got a big hero moment at the end.

I've never liked Toph's students. They're irritating, their names are dumb, and they rarely add anything to the story. Why were they even in this one, except as a distraction, since (spoilers) all the much more powerful benders were simply...pretending to be chi-blocked. Which is absurd, by the way, because the chi blockers would be able to TELL THE
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Earl
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's good to reconnect with Team Avatar in this new trilogy continuing the storylines from the TV series.

I had the read and enjoyed the other four trilogies before watching and loving the series- and even watched the spin-off series The Legend of Korra- so I've become more of a fanatic with official new stories.

Katara and Sokka return home only to find everything's changed. It's a battle between maintaining and preserving the past while trying to move forward. The stakes are high when both sides
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Joseph R.
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Team Avatar works to protect a meeting between Southern Water Tribe leader Hakoda and the newly arrived Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei. They have come at Hakoda's invitation to discuss plans and support for economic development in the Southern Water Tribe's kingdom. Oil has been discovered and a refinery is under construction but some locals oppose development that might turn the Southern Water Tribe into a pale imitation of the other nations. Resistance leader Gilak (who was imprisoned in ...more
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Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan's Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and The Rosary Comic Book. American Born Chinese received National Book Award.

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