BC Mag #2: Avatar The Last Airbender

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by James Kuhoric

Avatar the Last Airbender is one of those series that captivates an audience with substance as well as flash. Developed in 2005 by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the show is set in a mythological Asian-influenced world where the key characters possess the ability to manipulate the four elements by will through a supernatural talent called “bending.” Fans of the series enjoyed a brilliant mix of animation and creativity that presented something wholly new and fresh. With fantastic writing and character development, Avatar became an instant hit with fans and a cosplaying sensation.

The series ran for three seasons and presented a complete story chronicling the life and rise of Aang and his battle against the evil Fire Lord Ozai. As beautifully done as the series was, it was a finite tale told from start to finish. Fans clamored for more of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and the conflicted Prince Zuko. Dark Horse rose to the occasion by starting a line of original Avatar graphic novels and answered the call of readers everywhere. But picking the right person to head up such an endeavor is serious business. They turned to Gene Yang, author of the award winning graphic novel American Born Chinese, to help make the transition from animation to comics. Bleeding Cool had the chance to talk with Yang about his role in bringing new adventures of this beloved series and what surprises he has in store for the future.

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