For fans of: the Nickelodeon series
Published: 2012 (Dark Horse)
Blurb: Aang and Katara work tirelessly to prevent a dispute between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei that could plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka helps Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!
My opinion: There's still this annoying sweetie-thing between Aang and Katara and I still don't buy it. I never really shipped them, but I'm okay with their relationship, it just needs some depth. If they just wouldn't call eachother sweetie. Isn't there something more original? I mean, it's okay if one calls the other sweetie, but both? Couples usually have different names for eachother.
Katara is really overreacting sometimes (in that club with those fangirling fangirls, for example), but so is Aang. I thought by now his character would have developed a little more.
It was great to learn more about Toph's metalbending school. I never thought she would be someone to become a teacher, but her crazy tactics really work. She still has to learn more herself, though. Her students have some symbolic character. They show that even though you're different from everyone else in your society, you can be good at something special.
But why, why does Zuko always come back to his father? Our young fire lord knew where those Actions brought his old man and how it ended. So why does he follow his steps? Zukos struggles are visible and I get why he feels that way, but he doesn't seem to think twice sometimes.
The mix of childish humor and politics is great as always. These graphic novels are all great for kids and at the same times they'll learn something about political dynamics and being the leader of a country or just a group.
My rating: 4/5 Buttons