Why You Should Read “Avatar the Last Airbender Imbalance Part One”


If you were born in the early 2000s, you’ve probably heard of the Nickelodeon show, “Avatar the Last Airbender.” It’s about the journey of a young boy, named Aang, to save the world using four elemental powers. Some critics argue that it is the greatest show of all time. The many awards “Avatar the Last Airbender” has won are proof. It won five Annie Awards, a Genesis Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Kids’ Choice Award, and a Peabody Award. Now that there is a sequel in the form of a comic book, “Avatar the Last Airbender Imbalance Part One” that immediately follows the ending of the show, you should definitely read it!!!


In the past, there have been sequels to “Avatar the Last Airbender” that have received extremely negative attention. There is a live-action remake that is horrendous. It features horrible CGI of elemental powers. In the cartoon form, the powers that the characters possess appear to be otherworldly. In contrast, the lame appearance of the powers in the live-action ruined the entire movie which is why I believe that one of the reasons the show, “Avatar the Last Airbender” was so popular was because of the cartoon style. In addition, Nickelodeon released a new show called, “The Legends of Korra.” It follows the events of the new avatar, a girl named Korra. Personally, I liked the show, but many fans were not satisfied with it because it didn’t have the same charm as the original show. What made “Avatar the Last Airbender” so great was the unique and loveable characters and the art style. Though the past adaptations of the original did not recreate both qualities, the comic sequel surpasses the others due to keeping the same characters and having the same art style as the show. It has exactly the same desirable traits as the original show that fans are hungry for.


Many of us can remember sitting in front of the TV watching Aang and his pals travel around the world on top of his pet bison Appa. I remember the joy and excitement I felt each time an episode started playing with the same monologue. Rewatching the show makes me relive the same happiness I felt as a child. If you feel the same way, I encourage you to go and read the new comic series. That way, the missing piece in your soul will be returned once you reunite with your favorite childhood characters.

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