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The wait has a date, Avatar fans! The first installment of the highly anticipated comic “Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search” is set to be released early next year.

The long-awaited search for Zuko’s mother will begin to unfold on March 20, 2013. “Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search,” which was announced in June, is set to explore the mysterious disappearance of Zuko and Azula’s mother Ursa, whose whereabout have been unknown since Avatar: The Last Airbender concluded in 2008.

“The Search” will also serve as a follow-up to “The Promise,” a comic which picked up the story of Aang and his friends a year after the conclusion of the animated series. The final issue of “The Promise” was released last month. Like that comic, “The Search” will also be written by Gene Yang, with artwork provided by Gurihiru Studios.

The question of Zuko’s mother has perplexed and frustrated fans of the series for years, to a degree which surprised even the show’s creators. Even Gene Yang, himself a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, has discussed his interest in the mystery.

“I worked very, very closely with [co-creator] Mike [DiMartino] on this one,” Yang said in an interview with AvatarSpirit.net. “There were things he told me that left me speechless as a fan. One e-mail in particular… I had to step away from my computer for a day just to noodle it through. You’ll see.”

What do you think happened to Princess Ursa?

  • RussellTurner

    I really got excited because i thought it was a new show :(.. oh well, i could give this a try.

    • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

      The comics aren’t bad but this content is more suited for animated adventures and not flat artwork, although the art is great in the comics. Just not in love with Korra as much yet, want the old gang back.

  • ravenclawborn

    Well, we’ve waited for 4 years, I’m sure we can wait for 5 more months………

  • Hermioneissocoollike6634

    It comes out on my birthday!!!!

    • just a random fan

      mine to!

  • http://www.facebook.com/isabell.romero.39 Isabell Romero

    It comes out on the month of my birthday im so excited my prayers will be ansered :)

  • BforBending

    God, at this point there’s really no telling what happened to Ursa. While my heart is screaming for her to “please be alive and have a teary reunion with Zuko”, there’s a part of me that’s doubting she’s in the physical world. Since Yang confirmed that the comics will be looking more into the spiritual side of Avatar, there’s a good chance that Ursa is dead. Still, my hope is by the end of this series, both Zuko and Azula will find closure with their past, and maybe reconcile as siblings (though that’s a long stretch). As for the whole “speechlessness” that Yang was going on about…..what do you think? I have this crazy theory that it will be revealed that Iroh is actually Zuko’s father, but I seriously doubt that will happen. Besides, Iroh’s already more of a father to Zuko than Ozai ever was.
    Wishlist for “The Search”: Zuko getting back together with Mai and producing Maiko babies; more Kataang and Sukka moments (another long stretch but one can dream); a fluffy Team Avatar reunion (even better if it’s an older!Gaang epilogue reunion in Republic City); and the early stages of the formation of the United Republic.

  • Somegirlwithastar

    Speaking from a episode on avatar(I forgot which one),when Zuko stood up to his father to tell him he’s joining the avatar,Ozai said something about banishing Ursa.So she must be alive :D

  • Amanda Acosta

    make the series on nick!!! PLEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSEEEE!!!!!!!!! IM BEGGING YOUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I love avatar and want season4

    Please please make a new serious of avatar the last airbender I think avatar is such a creative and intresting show, so please make more episodes. The fans really love avatar and I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U don’t want to let us down so please make more episodes of avatar! this show is really entertaining to fans so carry on the entertainment and make a season 4 and more episodes!!!!!!! Please don’t let the fans down and make more lovely and amusing episodes!!!!! Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please Make a season 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope u read this and make a season 4, and know how much fans and especially me loves avatar!!!!!

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