These Avatar: The Last Airbender Posters Have Mastered All Four Elements

Korra and Young Katara look super cool together.
Korra and Young Katara look super cool together.
Illustration: Shane Sandulak

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The forces that hold all benders together also bind together these excellent posters.

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Created by artist Shane Sandulak, these four posters, each based on a single element, bring together the broad, compelling cast of characters from both the original Avatar and its followup, The Legend of Korra, all around encompassing seven seasons of riveting television and character growth.

“Water is Benevolent.”
“Water is Benevolent.”
Illustration: Shane Sandulak
“Fire is Fierce.”
“Fire is Fierce.”
Illustration: Shane Sandulak

I’ve recently started re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it’s incredible how effectively the characters land, even in the first few episodes. Part of the reason fan art like Sandulak’s is so great is because these characters are really worth memorializing, all of them with interesting conflicts and story moments to call their own.

Sandulak was generous enough to let us feature the posters on io9, and you can check out more of his work on Twitter and Art Station.

“Earth is Strong.”
“Earth is Strong.”
Illustration: Shane Sandulak
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“Air is Harmonious.”
“Air is Harmonious.”
Illustration: Shane Sandulak

Correction: In a previous version of this article, the name of the artist was misspelled. We regret the error.

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DISCUSSION

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Ishamael

Just finished Book two of The Last Airbender as the original series popped up on Netflix a few weeks ago and I forgot how well this series set everything up. Azula who doesn’t show up until the last frame of Book One was teased in the ending the entire book. Zuko being a conflicted antagonist was an entire series long arc not something they just rushed at the end. Even the Fire Balloons from Book Three were hinted at in a throw away episode in Book One. The writing was seriously impressive, that doesn’t even include the awesome one off episodes like Tales of Ba Sing Se. Really great series - looking back while I enjoy Korra’s more serialized nature I do think The Last Airbender was a superior series.

PS: I love how Actor Toph is included in the Fire Nations poster. The Ember Island Players is EASILY the best single episode of the franchise.