Saturday, May 9, 2015

Book Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift Part 2

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift - Part Two script by Gene Luen Yang, art by Gurihiru, lettering by Michael Heisler

The action picks up with Toph confronting her father, who is one of the heads of the mining business that's ruining the land sacred to the Air Nomads. Her father doesn't want to acknowledge her, which is devastating but she gives him another chance. Meanwhile, Sokka and Katara discover the mine under the city isn't as safe as it should be. Aang continues with Yangchen's Festival as best he can. He contacts Yangchen in the spirit world where she explains the history of the area and the importance of the festival. It honors ancient and powerful spirits who came into conflict with human settlers in the area. Her description of those first humans is eerily reminiscent of the current situation. Bad stuff is coming in the next issue for sure!

This part of the story weaves between many different story lines quite well, keeping the suspense and action at a high level. I'm looking forward to the final part of the story.

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