I've been in the Avatar fandom for a good long time, and, of course, I had jumped at the opportunity of the printed comics: The Promise, and The Search. I had been waiting for the Gaang's new adventures, and the idea of solving the mystery that is Zuko's mom, Ursa? That sounds better than finding out who Lin Beifong's dad is.
In comparison to The Promise trilogy (a sequel to the original series, a prequel to The Search), The Search, is, well, more promising. The art style is the same as the Promise: slightly rounder than the cartoon, but still easily recognized as our favorite characters. The characters seem a little more in-character. And I've always had a soft spot for Azula, our beloved crazy princess. Her prominence in this story, as well as the parallels between Zuko and Azula and Sokka and Katara, still leave me hope for the rest of this trilogy. The plot is pretty intriguing, Azula's insanity drives the story, and with a bit of imagination, it's almost like we had the old series back. But not quite.
I do miss the presence of Toph, and I still wonder if Mai will ever make another appearance. That aside, I'll keep up with this plot. The chances of actually finding out what happened to Ursa, though... That's a whole different story. We'll just have to see.