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The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00E6DSQDA
- Publisher : Dark Horse Books; 1st edition (November 12, 2013)
- Publication date : November 12, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 39521 KB
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- Print length : 80 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #217,823 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm glad they didn't go through with Zuko not being related to Ozai--that would have been thematically terrible. I liked the spirit. Everything else was unsatisfying, bad, boring. So Ursa didn't leave the fire nation, she just abandoned her kids as completely as she possibly could. It should have been easy to make this compelling. It starts by introducing us to Ursa and Ozais marriage being a nonconcensual arranged marriage, and a post mortem revenge against Romu's bloodline, adding layers to the terrible abuse in the royal family. But then they have this boring journey where the Gaang act like they didn't have any character development. Also they wrote azula as an actual monster even as a small child rather than a victim of her father's abuse like Zuko. Pretty shallow, doesn't seem to fit with the themes of the show. The face spirit looked cool and that's the best thing about this. The worst part is that Ursa doesn't leave the fire nation she just decides to change her face and forget about her children, consciously choosing to abandon them even in her own mind. Wow, so cool. Yeah I'm just going to pretend I didn't read this.
The more I read about Ursa's past, the more and more I came to dislike her. I just felt like the story was trying way too hard to get the audience to feel sympathy toward her, and yet as much as I wanted to, I just couldn't.
Well, I know one thing now. Zuko didn't inherit his ability to be kind even to those who would kill him from his mother. That being said, I did enjoy the story. It wasn't quite what I expected, which is a good thing.
This is the installment in which everything come to a head. Why is Azula playing nice with the others? Answered. Where is Zuko's mother? Answered. Is Zuko actually Ozai's son and the heir to the throne of the fire kingdom? Answered. We learn so much here which develops Zuko's character, Azula's character, the character of Zuko's mother, heck, we even get good character stuff for Aang here, as well. It is slightly unsatisfying at the end, as I really wanted to see Azula resolve some of her issues here and maybe make a move toward redemption, and I don't think that anything that happens in this comic can really be taken as that. More than anything, though, I am disappointed that it ended at all. I just want this series with these characters to continue forever!
If you like the previous series, then you will definitely like this one.
All the characters are here and crazy, mad Azula adds a certain painful urgency as she tromps through the books bringing destruction to everyone she touches.
Prince Zuko has been transformed by his experiences, in the anime series, it seemed that the only character who needed to grow up and change was Aang, but Zuko had his own painful growing pains and he's truly the Zuko we all came to know and admire by the end of the series.
Toph wasn't in this series, which was a big letdown, she's my favorite character and I really hope the writers bring her back for the next story.
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I read the reviews and must admit I expected more.
Not more pages particularly but the ending seemed just a little flat and empty.
Plus right,Azula disappeared ! What's that all about ?
If I had the talent,I would've done it differently.
I'm mighty pleased to read the book though,just so I can have an informed opinion.
At least we get to see Sokka land a blow on Azula with his 'toy' weapon.
The anger in Azula was good to see as was the greeting Zuko got from Kiyi.
I'm not 100% sure what ending I wanted but maybe because the earlier storys
were so cotton pickin' good,I just expected a massively fulfilling ending.
So I think what I'm saying is that I think there was a whole ton of good story
left to tell and it seemed to be curtailed to fit within a three book series.
I wish I could ask the creators what process they went through for this book.
Hmm,why don't books have a Special Features at the end like DVDs...,
Oh oh,and deleted scenes.
Oh oh,and alternate endings...
Well I am glad to say that this comic is not only one of the best in the series but one of the best reads I have had in a long time. I really do love this world and the fact that we can spend more time with these fantastic characters.
I won't spoil anything but I will say that we get the ending we wanted and then some. This was a very well thought out story and it breaks my heart that Nickelodeon turned down the offer of making "The Search" series in to a animated movie with the same voice actors etc.
I really hope that these comics get converted in to a few animated movies when The Legend of Korra is complete.
In conclusion this is one of the best Avatar: TLA comics to date and I can recommend them to anyone who loved the show.
I look really forward to reading "The Rift" when that comes out next year.
Great item, great price. Excellent delivery and dispatch time!!