Avatar – The Last Airbender: Shadow & Smoke (Part One) is captivating, with good pacing and a natural dialogue style that complements the art.
Author: Gene Luen Yang
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: DARK HORSE
Publishing Date: 8 Oct. 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Reviewer: ‘Yomi ‘Segun Stephen
Review Rating: 4 (Good)
Ukano, the Governor of New Ozai, lays an elaborate plan to kill Zuko, the crown prince of the fire nation. However, with the help of friends and guards, the prince survives the attack.
Amid concerns about the recent Zuko’s assassination attempt, there grows troubling reports of sightings of Kemurikage, an evil cult that is supposed to be a myth.
If indeed the Kemurikage is real and are in the land of fire, what are they there for? And what does the timing of their appearance has to do with the recent assassination attempt on the crown prince?
Avatar – The Last Airbender: Shadow & Smoke (Part One) is captivating, with good pacing and a natural dialogue style that complements the art. The art is lovely to look at and it is clear that much attention is paid to the tiniest details. One of the good aspects of this graphic novel is its bright colour combination. It is lovely to look at and contributes greatly to the story.
If there is a downside to this graphic novel, it is that the fighting sequence is not done well and could be far better. Avatar – The Last Airbender: Shadow & Smoke (Part One) is a great addition to the franchise. Fans will love it.
Avatar– The Last Airbender: Shadow & Smoke (Part One) is written by Gene Luen Yang and published by Dark Horse Books (October 6, 2015) – amazonUK)
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