EXCLUSIVE: 'The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story' Preview

The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's StoryM. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" hits theaters in just a few months, but fans of the hit animated series and the upcoming live-action adaptation won't have nearly as long to wait for "Zuko's Story," an upcoming prequel comic that explores the origins of the Fire Nation's exiled prince.

Written by Dave Roman and Alison Wilgus and illustrated by Nina Matsumoto, "The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story" tells the story of Zuko's banishment by his father, Fire Lord Ozai, and his quest to redeem himself by locating the legendary Avatar, who wields all four of the elements. Played by "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel in the live-action film, Zuko begins his mission to find the Avatar and restore his honor in this prequel story leading into the movie.

Random House and Del Ray Publishing have given Splash Page readers an exclusive first look at at the comic with a five-page preview featuring one of Zuko's early attempts at winning support for his quest. "Zuko's Story" hits shelves Tuesday, May 18.

Click on the cover image below for a five-page preview of "Zuko's Story."

The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story

Oh, and if you like what you see, make sure to check out more pages from "Zuko's Story" in the Del Rey Showcase comic that was released on Free Comic Book Day.

Here's the official synopsis of the book:

When Prince Zuko dared to question authority, his father, Fire Lord Ozai, banished him from the Fire Nation. Horribly scarred and stripped of everything he held dear, Zuko has wandered the earth for almost three years in search of his only chance at redemption: the Avatar, a mystical being who once kept the four nations in balance. Everyone he encounters believes that this is an impossible task, as the Avatar disappeared a century again. But Zuko stubbornly continues the search. He must regain his honor, so his quest is all he has left.

Remember: "Zuko's Story" hits shelves May 18 and "The Last Airbender" movie hits theaters July 2. Make sure to keep it locked to Splash Page for more on "The Last Airbender" movie and the "Airbender" comics in the days to come!

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