Avatar (The Search, #1) by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar (The Search, #1)

For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question—what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar—and the most unlikely ally of all—to help uncover the biggest secret of his life.


Details Avatar (The Search, #1)

TitleAvatar (The Search, #1)
ISBN9781616550547
Author
Release DateMar 20th, 2013
PublisherDark Horse Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Manga, Young Adult
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Reviews Avatar (The Search, #1)

  • Sana
    2017-07-09
    Okay, so first of all, GO WATCH THE SHOW IF YOU HAVEN'T BECAUSE YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON LIFE. It's literally the best thing out there.This graphic novel takes place after Aang defeats asshole Ozai and Zuko becomes Fire Lord. Basically the end of the show. During the show, Zuko visists Ozai and asks him about his mother (Ursa), who was always a mystery throughout the entire show. These three part books are about team boomeraang + Azula and - Toph (s...
  • Hannah
    2017-01-07
    THAT CLIFFHANGER???? EXCUSE ME????????
  • Fatin
    2012-10-06
    Update: So, I've just finished it, and now I'm angry because I have to wait for the next one. Some pleasant, and not so pleasant surprises. Confirmed: Ozai is a dickIt was nice to see the group acting like a bunch of kids again. The flashbacks in The Legend of Korra just depressed me, in a good way, but depressed me nonetheless. The secrets revealed only add to the list of questions I have. The revelation was a bit unnerving, and I'm hoping there...
  • Sen
    2012-06-30
    2.8 I'M NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. Perhaps it's because I've expected too much prior to reading. Or perhaps the whole (view spoiler)[ Zuko-might-not-be-Ozai's-son (hide spoiler)] thing is...stupid. There, I said it. One thing is for certain though: I didn't fangirl as much as I expected to. Is it that "unfangirl" worthy? No... all in all, it was okay. But my inner ATLA fangirl made me feel obliged to rate it 3 stars. Ahem, is it me or do Sokka and Katar...
  • Megan
    2012-12-21
    IS THIS REAL LIFE?! ARE WE REALLY GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO ZUKO'S MOM??!!??
  • Yesenia Olivo
    2013-03-23
    I'm not really sure what I expected going into this, but I was still disappointed to say the least.The characters seem like caricatures of their former selves. E.G. Sokka is overly funny, Katara is overly serious, etc. The backstory for Ursa was interesting, as well as the relationship dynamic with Ozai, but the bombshell, cliffhanger ending COMPLETELY invalidates one of the best character arcs/developments of any show I've ever seen, let alone a...
  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    2013-04-08
    Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Aang was a massive hit for Nickelodeon TV in the mid-noughties, and was followed by a graphic novel The Promise detailing life after the three season TV show, and the followed by a spin-off series, The Legend of Korra. There is also a live action film, but it’s directed by M Night Shyamalan and is pretty fucking terrible – the actors don’t even pronounce the character names correctly.I’ve read the ...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2017-07-20
    No, it's cool, it's cool.Not like I need my heart or anything. I am either being overly emotional today, OR, this was just that good??This IS Avatar, so I'm going to go with the second option.The first pages were amazing. Ursa and Ikem? My little heart couldn't handle them!The rest of the pages were just as amazing.I am just blabbing now.To put it simply - read this. Read this NOW.It's quick. It's funny. It has amazing art. It has an amazing stor...
  • Jahanzaib Asim
    2017-06-30
    BRILLIANT. PERFECT. AMAZING. THAT CLIFFHANGER. OHMYGOD ONTO THE NEXT ONE
  • Anton
    2013-09-15
    Love the art as always, and the characters (that's a given)! So excited to be starting the next Avatar comic book series after reading The Promise! I am glad I found out that there is an order to read the graphic novel series in, otherwise I would have not understood some of the references this volume made to the events in The Promise trilogy. Was interesting to have Azula back in action, and to see the new way in which her mind has been twisted....
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2013-11-04
    OMG SCANDALOUS!
  • Aleksandra
    2017-01-17
    Some of the lines were a bit cringy, but the ending tho.
  • SJ
    2013-03-24
    ARE. YOU. FREAKING. KIDDING. ME?! We have waited SO long to find out what happened to Zuko's mother, and this book just feels like someone is trolling the ATLA fandom, merrily laughing in the shadows at our continued consternation as more questions are raised than are answered and a possible plot twist is raised that, if it turns out to be true, will seriously cause me to try to think up arguments to reject the canonical legitimacy of these comic...
  • Megan
    2013-04-07
    This was so awesome! I loved seeing the old gang back together (except Toph, but she is off being her badass metalbender self). As I was reading it, I could hear their voices in my head and my heart started to ache for the TV show that I grew up with. AND THE ENDING!!!!!!!! Why can't Part 2 come out...like...NOW?!?!?! Talk about a cliffhanger! It has left me reeling and squealing and acting like a total fangirl.Now, it's time for me to go on an A...
  • Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧
    2017-01-25
    4.5/5 starsThe Search: Part One is amazing! My brother and I flew through it! This ATLA graphic novel felt even more like the TV show than The Promise did.The Search has:• fast pacing• Azula• Iroh ♥• Zuko as a small boy. He is just too adorable!• background info on Ursa(!), one of the most mysterious characters in ATLA• and a SHOCKING PLOT TWISTI'm off to the next ATLA adventure. . . . Yip yip! "Family is in essence a small nation...
  • Jessamyn Leigh
    2017-06-06
    Daang these really don't hold back.
  • Macarena Yannelli
    2015-02-18
    La madre de Zuko es una de las incógnitas más grandes de toda la serie está bueno que le den lugar en algún momento
  • Aleksandra
    2018-04-08
    4.5 stars!Oh damn, I didn't see it coming!!! It explains so much!Great volume!
  • Swankivy
    2015-10-02
    Well imagine my delight when I found out we were FINALLY going to explore the abandoned plot line of Zuko's missing mother!While I'm a little disappointed that the overused "peasant was whisked away to marry a prince" trope got used here, it at least did so in style, and one relationship I hadn't thought about before came up here: Zuko and Sokka talked about having sisters. It was really touching to see how Sokka's antagonistic relationship with ...
  • Kristen
    2013-01-31
    I fricken love these graphic novels.I've always been super curious as to what happened to Zuko's mother. So this is a series that I'm very excited about. The characters were still great in it, though that whole "sweetie" thing still kills me. lol. Toph wasn't in this one, so I missed her witty sayings, but at least Sokka was there to give us several laughs.What was mostly interesting about this one is that Azula is a big part of it. And it's fun ...
  • Michelle
    2013-03-09
    I liked the Promise because it was Avatar. However, the Promise lacked the depth of the TV show. The search is different. It felt like it was going somewhere unlike the promise. It answered questions and gave us some new ones. I guessed the ending, but didn't think that they would do it. When I read the last panel I was likeand when I read that the next book wasn't coming out till July I was like.
  • Raha Shirley
    2016-05-27
    Siriusly It's the best.We always wanted to know.We always asked for answer.And this... This is the answer!It starts When firelord Zuko with his close friends and his mad sister, Azula starts a journey to the past to find his lost mother! But basicly its full of flashbacks of royal family of the fire nation's life which means Search is full of Zuko's past, don't miss this for anything!
  • Ree
    2017-01-12
    2.5 starsNeither loved nor hated it - it just didn't grab me.
  • Ashley
    2014-10-18
    Ahhhhhhh! This was one was so much fun. It got all the characters voices just right. And Zuko's mom flashbacks! And what!!!!!?!?
  • Immacolata
    2018-02-18
    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???!!!can we talk about Iroh and his tea appreciation day?!BRILLIANT!i really liked Zuko's mother during the show,even if she hadn't a big part.i'm really happy they wrote a story about her.the only thing i miss in this is Toph.is good too see Azula and her lightenings again.and lets not talk about THAT ENDING
  • Zohal
    2017-04-27
    Wonderful! Loved the art, the characters have the exact same feel as the original show and the plot line is intriguing! :) I've missed these characters so much and am so happy the world is continuing to be expanded through these comics. :D
  • Jen • Just One More Page
    2015-07-18
    Review for all three parts under the cut.(view spoiler)[SECOND COMIC OFFICIALLY DONE!Part one: FUCK IT ALL AZULA ESCAPED. AND IS ALLOWED TO TRAVEL WITH EVERYONE. UNBOUND. OH MY GOD. And WELL WHADDYA KNOW OZAI IS AN ABUSIVE PIECE OF SHIT EVEN TO HIS OWN FAMILY. WHO KNEW. And also - HOLY SHIT PLOT TWIST. WHAT THE WHAT. ZUKO’S - WHAT. AHHHH. These were REALLY TESTING MY RESOLVE TO READ THESE SLOWLY.Part two: WAAHHH. SO CLOSE YET SO FAR. IT’S SO ...
  • Rose
    2013-04-10
    Another amazing story in the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic series. I always love revisiting the characters and their respective adventures through this series, and this was no exception. Zuko's faced with a mighty task with respect to his family - having detained both his father and his sister and dealing with the weight of not knowing where his mother is. However, Azula takes the opportunity to escape, revealing information that may be key to...
  • Samrat Dey
    2013-04-09
    While the art and the characterization are great as usual and consistent with the show, the introduction of a new character seems unnecessary. Moreover, said character is related to a major plot twist which, unless it turns out to be an intentional red herring, has the potential to spoil many of the moral messages of the original series. Still, the story is gripping and unfortunately proceeds slowly, with a shocking cliffhanger which reveals the ...
  • Elevetha
    2013-05-03
    The first installment in The Search series is already better than all of The Promise parts combined. It's good stuff, folks. Totally called the plot twist though.