Epeolatry Book Review: Avatar Box Set by Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman, Adele Matera
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Avatar: The Last Airbender–Team Avatar Treasury Boxed Set
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Illustrator: Peter Wartman, Adele Matera
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Release Date: 15th November, 2022
Synopsis: What do pirates, prisons, and a lavabender have in common? It’s this collection of Avatar: The Last Airbender comics stories!
Three stand alone graphic novels that spotlight fan favorite characters from the original animated series, collected for the first time in one boxed set with original box art!
In Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, Katara has to embrace her tougher side and join a pirate crew to escape the Fire Nation. Toph embraces her new role as teacher to some skeptical new students in Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy. And Suki’s time in the Boiling Rock prison provides a painful lesson that will ultimately strengthen her faith in her friends in Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone.
Continue the adventure of the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series with adventures written by Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, Pumpkinheads) and drawn by Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker), with colors by Adele Matera and letters by ComiCraft’s Jimmy Betancourt, in collaboration with original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s Avatar Studios!
Collects Avatar: The Last Airbender–Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, Avatar: The Last Airbender – Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy, and Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone in a new boxed set with original art.
It’s always fun to return to the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. My household tends to watch both the original series and The Legend of Korra at least once all the way through every year. And this collection, Team Avatar Treasury Boxed Set, by Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman, and Adele Matera made a wonderful medium for revisiting Aang’s world. What’s more interesting is that each of the stories within do not focus on Aang but on other fan favorite characters from the show: Katara, Suki, and Toph.
This boxed set contains three separate graphic novels: In Katara and the Pirate’s Silver, Katara goes on an adventure and tries to prove to herself that she is tough, despite what Toph and the rest of team Avatar think of her. Suki, Alone recounts the events just before Sokka and Zuko arrive at Boiling Rock prison to save the day. And Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy gives us a glimpse into the life of Toph after the events of the original series.
These stories deal with themes of self-image, the importance of building community, the dangers of cultural isolation, and much more. The characters are familiar and true to the canon of the show. It felt like reading some lost episodes and makes me wish there were more.
So, if you are a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender like me and my family, be sure to get a copy of this boxed set. I look forward to future Avatar titles put out by Dark Horse Books.
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Joe lives with his wife and son in the Pacific Northwest where the Cascade Mountains meet the Salish Sea. He enjoys writing in the weird, horror, and fantasy genres.
Growing up he enjoyed R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books as well as classics like Dune, and Lord of the Rings. In college he discovered Stephen King, and later Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves and authors like Clive Barker and Laird Barron.
Joe’s short story, ‘Gustav Floats’, was published in Dim Shores Presents Volume 2. In the spring of 2021 his story, ‘The Pigeon Lied’ comes out in Howls From Hell.
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