Team Avatar, Detectives at Your Service

The Book Wars

It’s no secret that I’m a huge admirer of Avatar: the Last Airbender, tv show and comics both, so pardon me while I fangirl a little, and bear with my semi-academic writerly argument. But Team Avatar? Totally a detective group, solving the mysteries going on in their own specific time and place with people they know, and (side bonus) getting at solutions for the universal mysteries that recur throughout history and across the earth. You know the ones – situations that crop in history class which seem dead and gone except, wait, they’re still happening.

This is going to become ENTIRELY SPOILERY, by the way. HUGE SPOILERS ahead. If you haven’t seen the show and read the comics, turn back and save yourself reading experience while you still can. I mean it.


So. Mystery in The Promise (parts 1, 2, and 3)?…

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