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The Lost Adventures
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
Well, it's finally time. After my most recent watch of the series, it's finally time to dive into the world of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics. It has long been my intention to do so, and with all the recent hype around the show (and during my ongoing re-watch of the Legend of Korra) I found myself in just the right mood to start.
The Lost Adventures is the first of two collections of comics that are largely considered precursors to the main series of comics, those that take place after the end of the tv series. It is a collection of short comics from a variety of sources (DVD exclusives, Free Comic Book Days, Nickelodeon Magazine, etc) and a variety of different writers, artists, colorists, and letterers (Brian Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Aaron Ehasz, Joaquim Dos Santos, Alison Wilgus, Joshua Hamilton, Justin Ridge, Gurihiru, and many more). The sheer variety of style and talent found within makes it worth it, but on top of that it's just fun to be back hanging out with Team Avatar again.
The book is split up into three sections for the three seasons of the show, and thus each story takes place during a different part of those three seasons. There are stories that fill in areas of the show that were glossed over (such as how the gang acquires the Fire Nation ship we see them on in the beginning of season three), stories that are pure goofiness (like the Toph vs Bumi showdown) and stories that frankly could have been their own episode of the tv series (like when Sokka joins the Fire Nation army). There's a little something for every Avatar fan to enjoy.