I love how well this series translates from the screen to graphic novel format. It helped showcase the true extent of their strengths and skills. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! This graphic novel raises real questions about culture, politics, and the process of moving into the future while retaining and cherishing the past. What do you think half of Studio Ghibli's films are about, after all? The cover of the North and South library edition features in the tundra. The other day I had discovered a fan fiction where Hakoda, father of Sokka and Katara, had fallen for a heal-bender and now I can't even take a thought about another woman, eh.
It's also nice that, since this is the last The Last Airbender comic, the creators managed to fit in all of the cameos and call-backs that they did. In these books, she's been reduced to Aang' While I've been enjoying the Avatar books, one element has been missing throughout: Katara's characterization. However, at several points it becomes clear that they do not really have a high opinion of most Southerners. It'll be nice to see more of the southern water clan, since they haven't had limited focus in both the show and previous books. Katara feels iffy about all of this, and she's not the only one.
Katara's and Sokka's father has been put in charge of the entire Southern Nation, and the power is, it seems, starting to go to his head. There's a group who really hate the way things are going trying to destroy everything that's been put together. Gene Luen Yang writes the continuing adventures of Aang, Katara, Fire Lord Zuko, and more! Read Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South Comic Online Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeons most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and its not too hard to see why. I have often wondered how drastically the South Pole would have changed since Katara and Sokka left it to help Aang and this time we finally get an answer to it. Some of the other ones were a bit more interesting, but this was a closure to lead up into the future events of Korra.
It quickly escalates from wanting hostile foreigners out to a murderous hatred for any foreigners. Okay but the second to last scene with Katara and Sokka was a real tear bender. I think Yang bit off a bit more than he could chew with this one. It's a battle between maintaining and preserving the past while trying to move forward. The Search involves a search for Zuko's mother, so if you ever wanted to know, it is vastly interesting. The South Pole is always so restful for the eyes with all those soothing blues, and the architecture was beautiful.
The Northern Water Tribe has come in and helped design all the progressive buildings and aims to make the Southern Water Tribe more like them, which upsets not only Katara, but many of the natives of the south as well. I could easily see Sokka losing his cool in the third issue. Wrong actions flow from wrong beliefs. Avatar has been a huge part of my life since the first episode aired all those years ago. It's a great segue into the Korra graphic novels that I know are coming soon I probably wouldn't even know this book came out if I didn't find it at Comic-Con.
Continuing in the vein of and , we have yet another culture clash, this time in the Southern Water Tribe. After reading 4 others of these I think I have finally found the words that should have been apparent from the beginning. While Aang is on the cover, I don't remember him actually appearing in the actual story. Overall in these graphic novels, I feel like progress has sped up tremendously post-war, which is often the case, though this seems exaggerated so that a mere generation later Republic City doesn't feel as such a stretch. It makes this arc extra enjoyable for me. So while Aang's busy in the Fire Nation solving the problems in the previous three stories, Katara and Sokka are heading home for the first time since. It's very blatant in the show, whereas in North and South, it's more subtle, but it's there.
The overarching themes about expansion and colonialism have featured heavily in these stories, and I'm sure it's a nice bridge between the two animated series. North and South in particular is almost a stand alone arc. It's a battle between maintaining and preserving the past while trying to move forward. Mark: The technology was one of those things that I bristled at in the last issue. North and South is a trilogy of comic books set in the , continuing on from the events of. Perhaps her words in Smoke and Shadow are having a slightly stronger effect on him? There's a group trying to push forward.
My main questions at the end of this mini-series, however: there's suddenly 100x the people that were there before and where did they come from? And don't even get me started on how it relates to American politics, especially when you take into account the conflict between cultural identity and diversity. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! I've become very attached to these characters over the past few months, so it's with mixed feelings I bid them farewell. They're both highly intelligent but seemingly goofy brothers of a skilled female waterbenders, they're both enthusiastic about modernisation, fascinated by machines and both want to bring non-benders onto equal footing with benders. I know having motorized vehicles in Avatar fits with the timeline, but it having electric lights seemed a bit too advanced for not being Korra yet. Out of the past the Avatar: The Last Airbender epilogue comics, I appreciate this story's lack of spirits and decide to focus on the cultural and political aspects of the world, with the tension between tradition and modernization of the Southern Water Tribe. It seems like a deep well of possibilities for the characters we care about. Examine old traditions in light of the times, and make a conscious decision regarding which are worth retaining.
It's kind of odd to me to see the South Pole resembling the architectural style of the North Pole because I had always imagined that the modernisation wouldn't be effecting the South Pole to that extend, but I was proven wrong. Mark: And now we begin the three-month wait for part three… Final Verdict: 8. It followed the usual path of conflict, however I did love the focus on politics progress vs tradition without involving religion. The plot of this volume is overused since Vol1 but seeing the Team Avatar complete and back into action was a good compensation for a lack of new material for this volume. No doubt, the world has changed and is trying to find peace now, it just might need other ways, not a dramatical change of appearance which is not supported by secret groups.