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Avatar The Last Airbender Reading Order

Avatar – The Last Airbender is one of the famous American TV series with a total of three seasons. After it hits the television, Avatar’s The Last Airbender graphic novel was also released on the market. The comics series was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

It is a story of Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai. Also, end the war with Fire Nation. Without any further delay, let’s see the reading order for Avatar: The Last Airbender comic series.

What to read before Avatar The Last Airbender?

Before the original series of The Lost Adventure kicks off, we have some prequel stories that will give you the early life of Avatar Kyoshi, taking place 400 years prior to the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender. (Note- Following events also take place before the story of the television series and interestingly the prequel story is released after the release of the original graphic novel and TV series.)

Comic SeriesReleased Month
The Rise of KyoshiJuly 2019
The Shadow of KyoshiJuly 2020

Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics Reading Order

The Lost Adventure

The Lost Adventures is divided into three books – Water, Earth, and Fire. It is corresponding to the three seasons of the TV series.

BookStories Count
Book One: Water5
Book Two: Earth9
Book Three: Fire12

After the above three books and 26 stories, Dark Horse Comics published a series of graphic novels that serve as a continuation of the Avatar: The Last Airbender television series.

The Promise

The Promise is a graphic novel in three parts written by Gene Yang and illustrated by Studio Gurihiru. It follows the events of the original The Lost Adventures and the television series. The events of The Promise begin immediately after the last episode of the series, “Avatar Aang” and the story jumps one year. The story started with big spoilers so I am avoiding it.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 3

The Search

The story arc is about Zuko’s adventure to find his mother Ursa. Ursa left the Fire Nation in order to save Zuko’s life when he was a child.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Part 3

The Rift

The story arc is about Air Nation. The story also deals with Toph’s past, specifically her complicated relationship with her father.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 3

Smoke and Shadow

The story arc continues Zuko’s and Ursa’s relationship where The Search leaves off. The story started when mysterious figures called the Kemurikage spirits tell a prophecy that Zuko must leave the throne or the Fire Nation will collapse.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow Part 3

North and South

The story arc is about Katara and Sokka’s roots: the Southern Water Tribe. Hakoda is in charge now, and Katara and Sokka’s village becomes a bustling city.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – North and South Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – North and South Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – North and South Part 3

Imbalance

The story arc is about the tension between benders and non-benders at the Earthen Fire Industries. Aang and Team Avatar has to do something before the town is destroyed due to the conflict.

It is divided into three parts.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance Part 1
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance Part 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Imbalance Part 3

What to read after Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Dark Horse published The Legend of Korra along with the Avatar series. It is not related storywise but can be read after the Last Airbender.

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