Avatar: The Last Airbender is rightfully considered one of the greatest TV shows ever made by many audiences, myself included. And I find Korra to be a brilliant follow up. Where Aang’s story is one of myths and legends, following the hero’s journey through ancient locations, Korra’s story is modern, trying to find not only one’s power in a new, modern, and more complex world, but also trying to find one’s personal identity. It’s been about leaving the old ways behind that don’t work and embracing and being accepting of new ways. Korra carries that frustration of dealing with a shifting and changing world. On one hand, she represents history, and on the other hand, she needs to find herself separate from that history. In many ways, it’s made her a difficult character for other characters to deal with, but what’s come from that, the person we see in this new storyline, is one of maturity and strength, confidence and love.
I’ll follow Korra and team Korra (Yes, the entire team is still here!) wherever her journey takes me, and the first issue of Ruins of the Empire literally put her toe to toe with people who won’t leave behind old ways of thinking. I’m looking forward to seeing how Korra contends with a brilliant strategist like Commander Guan.
Creative Team: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (creators), Michael Dante DiMartino (writer), Michelle Wong (art), Vivian Ng (colors), Rachel Deering (letters), Dave Marshall and Rachel Roberts (editor), Jenny Blenk (assistant editor), Sarah Terry (designer)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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