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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-07 02:07

Avatar: the Last Airbender: the Promise - Part 2 Solicit



"Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!

* Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese).

* Combined, Avatar: The Art of the Animated Series and Avatar: The Lost Adventures have sold over 30 thousand copies."
http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/18-619/Avatar-The-Last-Airbender-Volume-2-The-Promise-Part-2-TPB

Although it the second fact is impressive, I don't really see what it's got to do with anything. I mean, it's nice that they've sold a lot of copies, but the original series won a Peabody Award for it's character development and depiction of the horrors of war, that's far more impressive. Even though both the Art book and the Lost Adventures are, admittedly, well worth the money on their own.

Of what I've seen of the Promise Part 1 (yeah, I know that the entire things been leaked, but I'm wanting to buy it legimately before reading it) to does actually look and read very well. So I'm looking forward to both of 'em. And the cover for this one is cool, slightly aged-up Toph looks like she's about to gleefully stomp someone.

Thoughts?

Oh, and apparently Korra is coming out in either the Summer or the Autumn this year (in the latest) as opposed to next year, which is good news if true. If it isn't, then they're in a race with Futurama Season 7 to see who gets completed first (both have the dialogue recorded, preproduction as started on both with at least one episode of Korra actually completed so far).
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[personal profile] q99 2012-01-07 02:36 (UTC)(link)
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Although it the second fact is impressive, I don't really see what it's got to do with anything-

Popular sells. Implies good word-of-mouth among non critics too, I'd guess.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-01-07 13:34 (UTC)(link)
I think it also helps that thirty thousand copies sold between them is pretty darn impressive for what's basically a TPB and an art book. Most TPBs struggle to sell even that many copies unless they're insanely popular.