Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2012
The Promise Part 1 is an enjoyable read for anyone who has watched Avatar the Last Air Bender. It is the first of the promise trilogy and aids the connection between the Legend of Korra and ATLA. It continues the life of Aang, Katara, Zuko, Sokka, Toph, Mai, Suki, Iroh and Ozai.
This trilogy is named the promise because of the relationship that Zuko and Aang have after the war. In his "clearest state of mind", Zuko asks the Avatar to end him should Zuko become like his father. The books revolves around this Promise. Overall, the books are very similar to the TV show. They both have similar humor and the characters look almost the same.
I found that you can read/"watch" the comics on youtube. However, I suggest that you purchase the book because no video can capture how high quality the drawings are. In my opinion, it is worth it to buy the book.
My only complaints are not large issues. Firstly, I found the book to be too short. It takes maybe 10-20 minutes to read. If it was presented on television; I believe that it might take 2 episodes to complete (30 minutes each). Although this is expected because it is an anime book, I was disappointed when it was over so quickly. Also, I didn't like the new ways Katara and Aang display affection for one another. When both of them repeatedly call each other sweetie, it is not only annoying but rather a break of character from what we used to know them to be. Also, on pg. 50 and 51 Katara states the sentence:

"Stop-trying-to-set-my-boyfriend-on-fire"

The reason I used dashes in between each word was because the writer devoted a a whole slide for one word. I found this to be a waste of space and something that I would never see Katara do in the Television series.

An interesting thing I discovered was that in the Legend of Korra, Tenzin's bison is named Oogie. I suspect this comes from Sokka repeatedly calling Aang and Katara's PDA, Oogie.

Generally, it was fun to read and had a very similar mindset to Avatar the Last Airbender.
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