Comic Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender North and South Part 2 (Dark Horse)

The side story after events of Avatar: the Last Airbender continues in North and South Part 2. Art and Cover by Gurihiru, written script by Gene Luen Yang and lettering […]

The side story after events of Avatar: the Last Airbender continues in North and South Part 2. Art and Cover by Gurihiru, written script by Gene Luen Yang and lettering by Michael Heisler.

Ever since Katara and Sokka came back to their home of the Southern Water Tribe after their journey with Aang and their battles against the Fire Nation, they had seen what changed back home. However, they found out that both North and South and one of the people from the Earth Kingdom were planning to restore and rebuild the Southern Water Tribe into a better city of ice. But one of the civilians of the southern tribe sees that they disagree what became of the town and all because of Hakoda’s idealism, so Gilak plans to wage war on the Southern Water Tribe, facing Gilak against Hakoda. On the next day, Aang and Toph arrive in action before Gilak and his crew strikes the town. Then Maliq tells the truth that one of his documents of his briefcase was never destroyed and told them that the Northern tribe wanted the oil for money. However, they were hiding the whole time that Maliq and Malina try to change the culture and knowledge of the water tribe just like it changed some of the towns right after the air nomads were killed in the 100-year war. But with the oil they wanted the southern tribe to see the future. After the fight, Hakoda was injured and Gilak was captured. What will happen next?

In my reflection, I have been a fan of Avatar since childhood, but the story became more intense from the actual Nickelodeon animated TV show to a graphic novel. But ever since I watched Avatar the last Airbender until the end, there are some side stories after the war against the Fire Nation. However, what I’m really impressed is the artist because what I learned is that the artists are two women who graduated from an art university in Japan and debuted their work in the U.S. Comic publishers to work on this graphic novel. And that’s not all, the coloring and the designs are flawless just like on the TV series, and somehow the story was too amazing. This is a must buy book for any Avatar fans out there, if you haven’t seen or read Avatar TLA graphic novels, then I suggest you’ll start with “The Promise” part, I promise, it will actually worth your time of what happened after the 100-year war.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.