Avatar: The Last Airbender – Zuko’s Story story by Dave Roman & Alison Wilgus, art by Nina Matsumoto.
Haha. Oops. When I originally purchased this, I had somehow got it into my head that it was a novel. It’s not. It’s a graphic novel. Bit of a difference there. In any case, Zuko fiction of a sort was purchased, so I was fairly happy.
Having never watched the movie that this ties in for and not really having any desire to do so, I can’t really comment about similarities beyond the superficial, Zuko/Iroh/Shadow!Ozai physical changes. And even then, I got the feeling that the artist was pushing the live action looks back as close as possible to the animated original. Certainly the dangerous ladies all looked like their animated counterparts, although I’m fairly certain the artist had more leeway there as they didn’t appear in the movie?
Story-wise, it delivered what I wanted, a look into the time from Zuko’s banishment to that moment he spots the pillar of light. Wee! Angry, frightened, stubborn, prideful Zuko, you make a good read, especially when tempered by Uncle Iroh.
Overall feels: Started out happy, became a little bit disappointed when I realised my stupid mistake, a bit ‘meh’ about picking it up to read, giggled joyfully reading all the way through, happy again at the end.