“And, at the end of The Promise, Aang makes a heartbreaking decision to “figure things out on his own.” It’s a great cliffhanger for the character going into future stories—one that signals a new stage in Aang’s development as an Avatar while evoking some of Zuko’s complicated choices from the animated series.”
Umm what. If they leave Aang’s story on a cliffhanger, does that mean we’re getting more comics about him? But I don’t want Aang to become an angst machine like Zuko. Bleh.
“Aang and Katara reflecting on their cross-cultural relationship.”
This might be cute. Also no mentions of a fight so that’s good. More makeouts please.
“By the end of The Promise, Aang is now taller than Katara.”
I have to say, if Gene Yang actually pulls off the bit about cultural appropriation as well as the reviewer says he does, I’ll be really impressed. It would be incredibly refreshing to actually see that issue tackled effectively in this medium.
But on the other hand a lot of things in this review make me groan. Obviously gonna reserve full judgement till I’ve read it. But hearing that the ladies take backseat for the majority of the comic is depressing. As is the idea of Aang going off on his own. I’m not sure that’s what they mean, it might just be referring to a break from Roku, but I feel it’s more likely Aang and Katara are gonna be taking an angst induced break.