Recently, Racebending.com interviewed me about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender comic book from Dark Horse. Here are my thoughts about the original series:
The original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series is essentially an American coming-of age-story set in an Asian fantasy environment. Aang learns skills, but he also learns how to shoulder responsibility. Katara learns to make peace with her past. Zuko learns to tell the difference between right and wrong.
Full interview here.