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Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise

(Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics #1)

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Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations' tenuous peace is threatened by an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang's friendship with Zuko throws him into the middle of the conflict! Available for the first time in an omnibus format, this is the official continuation of the Avatar ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 17th 2020 by Dark Horse Books
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Albert Coolz No, it's a different story. This is the original sequel The Legend of Aang. I think is a good story because every plot hole will answer it in this gra…moreNo, it's a different story. This is the original sequel The Legend of Aang. I think is a good story because every plot hole will answer it in this graphic novel.
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Miranda Reads
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Imagine my surprise when I wake up Christmas Morning to this GORGEOUS book.

I've been a fan of avatar for about a decade now and have always been curious about the comics for the series.

For those not in the know, the comics pick up where the cartoon's series ends and provides cannon adventures for the Gaang.

However, I've always been uncertain where to start or what
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Blake the Book Eater
This was a great continuation of Avatar! The characters all felt the same and the storyline was interesting enough. I loved the themes present, but the only reason why I’m not giving it 5 stars is because it didn’t quite feel as impactful as it should have. Maybe I’m spoiled by the show but I almost wanted to see the conflict drawn out longer so we could get even more nuance. But it’s still a great read, definitely worth it if you love the show!
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
A good, solid story about what happens in the Avatarverse after the end of Sozin's War. Of course things aren't just going to settle down easily just because Aang says the war is over. ...more
*❆ Kαɾҽɳ ❆*
Finished the TV series and really wanted to see more. Good thing these comics exist!
Great storyline, really enjoyed the artworks and the humour within each pages. The characters came back to life and it is so enjoyable.
Eager to find out more about our Team Avatar
sarah
May 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was perfect
Bárbara Costa
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the beginning of the season 4 we'll never get from A:TLA. The series already had a perfectly satisfying ending, but that doesn't mean there aren't new obstacles to overcome. Taking place right after the end of the series, it deals with some heavy themes, especially colonialism and the lingering effects of an incredibly long war, while maintaining the light humor that characterizes the show.
I guess the only flaw I could pinpoint is Roku's advice, who goes from "listen to your heart, Aang"
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Roma
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10/10

I loved it. It was like watching the show. Getting into new adventures with this set of characters was just what i needed right now
Dustin Johnston (dragonarmybooks)
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I have previously mentioned that I am in a phase of life where Avatar can do nothing wrong (except for Avatar: The Last Airbender: Team Avatar Tales, but we won't talk about that). As an adult man, I've just watched the animated series for the very first time and I fell in love with the characters, the world, the story, and I just want to consume all of
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Carolyn Elizabeth
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to be rating a lot of these in the near future. During pandemic I did a Korra rewatch because my son (9) wanted to watch it and I have it on DVD (I said what I said). He enjoyed it but insisted Avatar was better. I absolutely disagreed with him (Korrasami 4eva), despite having never even watched one second of Avatar. I wondered how I, a middle-aged lez, could possibly enjoy a cartoon about a 12 year old monk and his teenage friends. Nevertheless, this was an opportunity to engage in a ...more
Lizzie Hutchings
4.0 stars.

Nothing like reviving your favorite animated TV series in book form. This book was so fun, and I really enjoyed reading it. The graphic novel itself was really well done, and I could pretty much hear all of the voice actors' distinct voices in my ear. The characters all came to life with their same personalities right off of the end of Season 3.

Ah. Zuko. Let's be honest. The primary reason why I decided to pick the graphic novels up was because of this glorious character.

I still wish
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Katia
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I debated whether to "count" this graphic novel on goodreads. It took me about 30 minutes to read it. I settled on "yes" because I want it on record that I read this at the end of 2020 – the year I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender 2 and a half times (currently rewatching it with my mother). Also, as far as I'm concerned, graphic novels require as much thought as written novels – figuring out the drawings, the colors, the layouts and how to tell a compelling continuation with a visual comic for ...more
Marit
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
A lovely continuation of the tv show, can't wait to read the rest of them :-) ...more
Laurence
Jun 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
really liked this! Love how this take place right after the TV show, loved the topic that this book touches on!
All the character felt the same as in the TV show! I really just felt like a continuation!
Amber
This story centers around two kinds of conflict that I absolutely detest: characters not acting like themselves and characters being so obtuse that they refuse to talk to one another.

So the whole premise of The Promise is that immediately after the events of the show, Zuko made Aang promise to end his life if he ever became evil like his father. Aang agrees. One year later, Aang and Zuko find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict, and Aang fears he will have to fulfill his promise to kill
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Bryan
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well this exceeded already high expectations. For any fans worried about--or making assumptions that--the Avatar comics are pure filler, or fan-service and not worth your time, I would urge you to reconsider. The Promise makes it clear right away that this is a continuation that's being taken seriously, and that the characters we all know and love are being further developed here. Fire Lord Ozai may be defeated, but the world goes on. Further challenges await, and arise naturally out of the circ ...more
Sarah Zutter
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was amazing! I'd never gone from watching a show to reading a graphic novel in the same universe before, and it really felt like I was just watching more episodes of ATLA. The art is beautiful, the panels flow like TV scenes, and the main cast stays extremely in character. I felt like I could hear their voices in my head! I desperately needed more Avatar after several rewatches of the show, and this picks right up where it left off and feels like another season.

Furthermore, it continues the
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✨Emily | Procrastinating • Bibliophile
As a massive fan of ATLA and grew up with the show, it was so fun revisiting these characters and seeing more of this story (a.k.a. what should have been Book 4: Air in the TV series). The characters, Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Iroh and many more still had their individual charm and sounded like themselves which is always great to see. The only thing that hurts me and makes me cringe so hard is the Kataang relationships in this. As a Zutara stan, it hurts my soul and makes me heartbroken. ...more
Alexandra
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
MY BABIEEEESSS! I missed them so much, they make me so happy.
This was great, I liked it a lot. I love the Gaang and I can't wait to read the other comics.

P.S: Zuko is still so damnnnn fine (even more now) *insert heart eyes*
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Lana
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful artwork & illustrations. The dialogue was true to each character. It was like I could hear each character’s voice actor/actress in my head!! In this edition, I also loved the behind the scene snippets next to some of the panels from the illustrators/writers.
Dianna ♡ the belle and the book ♡
5 STARS
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I JUST FINISHED REWATCHING ATLA SEASONS 1-3 AND I AM DIVING INTO THE GRAPHIC NOVELS ❤❤❤

I miss my babies so much huhuhu I feel like I'm 9 years old again
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izzy
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
zuko as fire lord... unmatched
Nora
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like watching the TV show. Simply perfect.
Abigail
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Lotta
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kinda re-read this but I didn't really remember reading it in the first place. Loved it, ATLA truly is my favorite series ever ...more
Tymelate
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I...I’ve just missed these characters so much! They feel like home to me, and I’m glad I get to continue to be on this journey with them ♥️♥️♥️
Abrar Alhashmi
It's PERFECT! The script, the cover, the illustrations were all freaking good. They even added a sketchbook by the end which I always appreciate in a manga/graphic novel.
It gripped me from page 1 to the end. It literally made me LOL a lot 💓 Which is something rarely ever happens!
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Whoever wants to read this, you need first to watch the animation, cause this graphic novel is the continuation of it.... if you just didn't know.
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Beau
Jul 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was incredible. It read just like watching the show! And it balanced the same complex themes, awesome action, and silly humour as the show did. This book was perfect and I'm excited to continue the story.

If you're a fan of the show you'll love this . . . and it looks gorgeous in the oversized hardcover edition!
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Alison
What's not to love about ATLA? A genuinely good and interesting continuation of the beloved TV show. ...more
Christine
Jul 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On the surface, a solidly fun continuation of the world. On a deeper level it's a beautiful metaphor of colonial powers and the issues of the later time periods. ...more
Athena
loved this ! really liked how it immediately follows the events of the show and liked how well it sets up the next volume.
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