Some of Marvel’s most notable young heroes are big fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as a comic showcased their passion for the TV show.
Even in the Marvel Comics Universe, some notable heroes are big fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. In a fun panel from the pages of Champions, a group of teen heroes including Miles Morales, Kamala Khan, Viv Vision and Amadeus Cho watched the iconic animated TV show together.
Avatar: The Last Airbender followed Aang the Airbender and his friends trying to stop the Fire Nation and the war surrounding them. Originally airing on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender lasted three seasons and won numerous awards, including multiple Annie Awards, A Peabody Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. The show has spun-off into a sequel series, The Legend of Korra, been adapted into a live-action film (that nobody seems to enjoy), and is getting its own Netflix live-action series in the future. The show is so popular, that even in the Marvel Universe some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are big fans.
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In Champions #9 (2017) by Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Edgar Delgado, and VC’s Clayton Cowles, the superteam can be seen in their Olympus Base all gathered around together watching television. The team consists of Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, the Totally Awesome Hulk, Cyclops, Nova, and Viv Vision. The teen heroes are enjoying some junk food, pizza, and popcorn as they watch Avatar: The Last Airbender on TV. Amadeus tells the group “God, I use to love this show!” as Miles says “honor and self-worth come from within. That was my takeaway. Still learning.” “Remember the cactus juice?” Nova asks his fellow teammates.
The conversation turns to Cyclops, as Amadeus asks the time-traveling mutant what his favorite show was growing up. Scott responds, that he didn’t watch much at the X-Mansion as he didn’t have time for TV, but he did like Seinfeld. The response gets a some looks from the team, as Nova tells him “you’re an old man.” Cyclops takes offense, as this young version of the characters is from the future and can’t return to his timeline (it was a confusing time for the X-Men).
The panel of Marvel’s teen heroes eating junk food and watching Avatar: The Last Airbender was a fun reference to the animated series. Even superheroes need some escapism when they’re not trying to save the world. It’s not surprising to see the Champions heroes are fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as the reveal makes them even more relatable despite their costumes, powers, and amazing abilities.
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