Monday, January 30, 2012

The Last JerkBender

It's NickToons Week over at The Line It Is Drawn! So I had to get down with an Avatar: The Last Airbender-related suggestion that mashes up the cast of the series with Bender from Futurama, another series I love. This time, it was from my friend and one of our top suggestion-givers, Mike Shirley!

Avatar: TLA is one of the greatest animated series OF ALL TIME. I was hooked instantly the moment I watched the first episode. I HIGHLY recommend it to y'all and your kids. It has a Star Wars-esque quality about the storytelling set against a fictional, highly Asian-inspired world.

However, AVOID the live-action movie AT ALL COSTS. If you already watched that abomination, please don't let it detract you from experiencing the phenomenon that is the animated series.

If you're like me and are already addicted to the cartoon and couldn't get enough after the series finale, there's great news! Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru pick up the story from where the show ended in graphic novel format to bridge the gap between Avatar: TLA and its forthcoming sequel, The Legend of Korra. The story will be told in 3 trade paperbacks and the first one has recently been released. Buy it HERE or cop it from your local comic book shop. The Legend of Korra will begin airing later this year. Watch eet!


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