Avatar: The Last Airbender - Imbalance ePUB Ë The

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Imbalance ePUB Ë The I have to admit I was worried about the new writers and artists when I first started Imbalance, but it ended up being a really well written story It contained plenty of foreshadowing for Korra and callbacks to ATLA I m excited to see what they do next. Aang faces a decision from which there is no return When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries the factory owned by Toph s father Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with a cold shoulder As soon as the team is asked for help at a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear a massive bender versus non bender conflict has gripped the town and is threatening to turn violent In order to heal the divide and save the town, Aang and the team will all face tough decisions about power and identity that could tear them apartWritten by Faith Erin Hicks The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Nameless City and drawn by Peter Wartman Stonebreaker , in collaboration with Avatar The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar Collects Avatar The Last Airbender Imbalance parts ATLA volumes book 17 out of 75 graphic novelThat s a terrible name I m sorry, I just had to put that Sokka quote This sixth installment in graphic novel continuation of the Avatar The Last Airbender TV show was very good The TV show is arguably the best TV show to ever be made and these graphic novels have not disappointed This was no exception I really enjoyed seeing how much our gang had developed and how they were continuing their quest in bringing peace to the world I loved seeing Sokka s hu book 17 out of 75 graphic novelThat s a terrible name I m sorry, I just had to put that Sokka quote This sixth installment in graphic novel continuation of the Avatar The Last Airbender TV show was very good The TV show is arguably the best TV show to ever be made and these graphic novels have not disappointed This was no exception I really enjoyed seeing how much our gang had developed and how they were continuing their quest in bringing peace to the world I loved seeing Sokka s humor and wits, as always I wish we d gotten to see Zuko a little bit as well, but that s only because he s one of my favorite characters But in terms of new characters, I absolutely loved Ru She was so nice and sweet.For fans of the show, who s your favorite character Mine is definitely Suki, I love how badass she is, even though she isn t a bender And of course I love Zuko and Uncle Iroh 4 stars The adventures of Team Avatar continue with a new creative team consisting of author Faith Erin Hicks and illustrator Peter Wartman They expand upon what Gene Luen Yang established from The Rift by returning to Earthen Fire Industries Aang and his friends are astonished that the village with one factory has expanded into the bustling Cranefish Town A sweeping overhead illustration of this coastal city immediately signifies this spot as the future site of Republic City from The Legend of Korra The adventures of Team Avatar continue with a new creative team consisting of author Faith Erin Hicks and illustrator Peter Wartman They expand upon what Gene Luen Yang established from The Rift by returning to Earthen Fire Industries Aang and his friends are astonished that the village with one factory has expanded into the bustling Cranefish Town A sweeping overhead illustration of this coastal city immediately signifies this spot as the future site of Republic City from The Legend of Korra In keeping with that foreshadowing, we also get a glimpse of what will one day become Air Temple Island The main focus of the narrative, however, is the intensifying resentment between benders and non benders TLOK fans, of course, know that this will evolve into the Equalist Revolution, a militant uprising of non benders who sought to overthrow what they saw as an oppressive bending regime In Imbalance, we see that non benders are gainingeconomic power thanks to the wider use of machines that enables them to work the same jobs as benders, often with greater efficiency This, unfortunately, causes many benders to lose their jobs and turn to criminal enterprises Imbalance establishes some interesting developments and does nail the personalities of these beloved characters However, its exploration of these social issues lacks the same nuance and subtlety of previous Avatar content To be fair, Avatar has never been the most subtle of the fantasy genre, but Imbalance is extremely heavy handed in its dialogue and exposition, to the point where it practically spells out how we are supposed to think Even Gilak from North and South hadnuance than Liling, the villain of Imbalance Liling is the earthbender owner of one of the town s major factories and has an agenda to drive the non benders out of the area We learn later in Part 3 what her motivation is for doing this, and while it is understandable, that is the most intrigue her character has throughout this graphic novel From the moment she s introduced, you know she s trouble For example, her hair is messy, with long strands partially covering her face Even her earthbending daughter Yaling has this alfalfa strand sticking up Only her non bending daughter Ru has groomed hair Do you see what I m conveying here It s such an obvious visual depiction of who is corrupt in this family Despite its lackluster villain, Imbalance does a better job handling its heroes I especially loved the return of Suki She has become evenformidable thanks to her new chi blocking skills She has a moment with Ru that was reminiscent of Gandalf advising Frodo in The Lord of the Rings Another conversation I enjoyed was one between Aang and Katara about the state of the town and the uncertain future It was a touching moment and reflects on how mature these characters have become Toph and Sokka are as great as ever, and I enjoyed the little Easter Egg when Sokka told Aang to Do the thing Finally, my last favorite moment was Aang s ethical dilemma of whether or not to strip Liling of her bending Toph suggests this idea as a solution for the bender violence, but Katara fears that such a strong response will have negative repercussions I thought the novel handled this matter fairly well One gripe I often hear about Imbalance is the new art style by Wartman Don t get me wrong, the art in Imbalance is very good Wartman is obviously talented, and any comic book author would be grateful to have him visualize a script Still, I do prefer Gurihiru s art because it looked so much like that of the show It scrisp and vibrant This is not a knock against Wartman it s just my personal preference Although I enjoy reading new stories with these great characters, Imbalance is definitely the weakest of the Avatar graphic novels Its story is predictable and sorely lacking in nuance Each of the previous graphic novels had a lot of memorable moments to discuss and ponder, even in the lesser installments like North and South Such scenes are scarce in Imbalance, nor does its story answer any of the fandom s major questions, making it the most forgettable arc thus far It s not bad, just average I hope that Hicks learns from this first book and takesrisks in the upcoming Katara and the Pirate s Silver I really enjoyed this one It was the first one where Aang and Katara felt like they were acting realistically and weren t acting overly puppy dog in love to me This felt like a perfect novelization of an episode I definitely recommend it The art is phenomenal as well. I read the first part of this some time ago but decided to wait until it was all collected before reading the rest For some reason I didn t really like the art as much, because it was less like screenshots from the show andstylised.Well, I was wrong because the art looks fantastic It s still definitely Avatar, all the characters look right, they ve just been adjusted to fit into the static medium of comics, and it works great, particularly the colouring and shading.The story mainly focus I read the first part of this some time ago but decided to wait until it was all collected before reading the rest For some reason I didn t really like the art as much, because it was less like screenshots from the show andstylised.Well, I was wrong because the art looks fantastic It s still definitely Avatar, all the characters look right, they ve just been adjusted to fit into the static medium of comics, and it works great, particularly the colouring and shading.The story mainly focuses on the rift between benders and non benders that has begun to appear in a post war world It s an interesting change from the nation vs nation mentality of the original series and begins to bridge the gap between The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.It also continues to build upon characters that were created in earlier volumes of this comic, so overall it has a really nice sense of continuity.All of the characters for the most part get their moments to shine I adored Sokka in the TV series so it s nice to see him take such a big part of this story He s the perfect mix of goofy and genuinely one of the most intelligent if not always wise characters in The Last Airbender He sees things the other characters don t Partly it s because he s a non bender and has to work a lot harder to accomplish his goals, and partly because he s the best Aang vents his frustration that technology is slowly becomingprevalent in their world, and Sokka gently reminds him that as a non bender, technology helps even the playing field for everyone It s not always going to be a good thing to have machines replace people, but it s something we all have to come to terms with Katara feels somewhat underused in this story, but she plays an important part in counseling Aang when he considers taking away the bending powers of an opponent She describes it as an absolute last resort because it s essentially like removing part of someone, taking away a limb or a sense If he s going to do that he needs to be sure the punishment really does fit the crime.This is such a great continuation of the show, and it s so easy to understand why it s had a resurgence recently with the addition to Netflix It may get dismissed as a kids show but it s so muchthan that.Yip, yip.Previous volumes reviewed here Volume One The PromiseVolume Two The SearchVolume Three The RiftVolume Four Smoke And ShadowVolume Five North And South The best book out of the six so far Imbalance is so great since it has its finger on the pulse and also because it connects so closely with The Legend of Korra I didn t find the art style strange at all, and the story is fantastic Five stars, no question. Admittedly, the new art took some getting used to What.happened.to.the.ART.STYLE It took two volumes to get used to this new style, and although I very much prefer the old one I can admit that this style represents better how grown up they are and their expressions are very similar at times to the original animation.Plot wise, this comic feels so much closer to the events in Legend of Korra Which is both really cool and at the same time terrifying because I do not want Aang s journey to ever end Still, seeing the nods to everything that w What.happened.to.the.ART.STYLE It took two volumes to get used to this new style, and although I very much prefer the old one I can admit that this style represents better how grown up they are and their expressions are very similar at times to the original animation.Plot wise, this comic feels so much closer to the events in Legend of Korra Which is both really cool and at the same time terrifying because I do not want Aang s journey to ever end Still, seeing the nods to everything that will come to pass in Korra is great, and although the story here was dragging a bit at times seeing Team Avatar mature is a gift This was really GOOD It was so GREAT to see Suki again, and I LOVE her being so important and teaching everyone the chi block technique Also really love the debate about taking someone ability to bend, it s so interesting how these characters feel things and their decisionsReally loved this and clear recommendation for any Avatar The Last Airbender fans D

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