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Why Gene Yang won’t be watching Airbender

YangComics creator Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Prime Baby) has made a webcomic to explain why he won’t be going to see the Last Airbender movie in theaters—in short, Gene takes exception to the producers’ decision to use an all-Caucasian cast for a movie in which all the characters are Asian. He makes the argument better than I do, though, and of course a lively discussion breaks out in the comments section, so go, read.

I’m not a big movie fan anyway, so I’m much more likely to while away a summer afternoon with the manga.

Preview: Last Airbender prequel comic

The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender

Splash Page has a five-page preview up of The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko’s Story, the prequel to the Last Airbender movie due out later this year. Published by Del Rey, the book promises to be a class act (despite its unwieldy title), with a script by Dave Roman and Alison Wilgus and art by Eisner winner Nina Matsumoto, creator of Yokaiden.

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