My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I recently picked up the new Legend of Korra comic, Turf Wars and was drawn back into the world wholeheartedly. I love the Avatar: The Last Airbender tv show and realized that I hadn’t read all of the comics released after the show concluded. There is a set that includes lost stories from the time of the show, but these newer bind-ups are actually continuing the story beyond the show’s plot. It was so nice to be able to see what was happening with our favourite characters and how they’ve grown.
The characters we’ve grown to love are still apparent in this graphic novel, despite the fact that over a year has passed. Each has their own unique voice, which is familiar from the tv show and makes you feel like you’re inhabiting the world once more. Toph’s voice was the easiest to image as she has such a unique tone and outlook on life. It was interesting to see the progression of Katara and Aang’s relationship in the aftermath of the war.
For any people concerned about reading the comics and not having them live up to the show you love, I hope that I can erase any fears. I loved reading this storyline and feeling the struggles that the characters were going through. I cannot wait to continue with these graphic novels and see how the story progresses.