for anyone who hasn't read this yet, my apologies if I am revealing anything too soon, this is not a review, just some things I wanted to point out.
As a long time reader of comic books and graphic novels, I am accustomed to story twists, alternate endings, character deviation - so in this book i'm actually expecting this. It's not enough to just ask where his mother is, or what "happened" to her, this brings up an opportunity to take a deeper look at Zuko, Azula, and the royal family, otherwise "the Search" would end up a pretty short story. In part one, we see a nice backstory about Ursa, how her marriage to Ozai was a result of an arrangement (an old custom but still in practice today in some cultures) we are introduced to her former love,Ikem, who will play an important part throughout this series, we see early on in Ursa and Ozai;s marriage, things are going wrong-she is unhappy from the beginning, and Ozai just seems to make things worse. In the more current part of the story, we see the gAang reunted as they attend classes together, and everyone, except Toph at this time, joining Zuko as he embarks on a journey to search for his mother, he has Azula released from...