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The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One Paperback – August 8, 2017
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- ASIN : 1506700152
- Publisher : Dark Horse Books; Media tie-in edition (August 8, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 80 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781506700151
- ISBN-13 : 978-1506700151
- Reading age : 9 - 12 years
- Grade level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.99 x 0.21 x 8.98 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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WRITING: Feels like a true continuation of the show. The characters and the world are just like a Season 5, Episode 1 might have been. Mako and Bolin were great together. Korra and Asami were great together. Of the supporting characters, I was glad to see Tenzin and Lin, and a little sad not to see Varrick or Wu. (Maybe they will fit naturally into the plot somewhere in book 2 or 3 of this series? If not, that's okay. It's better for writing to make sense than to have cameos.)
ART: Wow. Just the right amount of additional detail for the comic format. I love the clarity of these panels and the camera shots chosen for them. How each character feels shows in their face and body. How a fight scene unfolds can be seen--you can actually tell what the characters do when they fight. It's wonderful. (I'm a bit of a fight scene enthusiast.) Also, the spirit world was whimsical and gorgeous to behold. Nice variety of lush color palettes for each scene. The new characters have distinctive faces, and the new villain has very cool-looking weapons.
Of course the plot isn't going to be too dramatic since poor Korra already dealt with most of the worst situations ever in the show. The tone is much calmer, with much of the comic's focus being on Korra and Asami's budding relationship and a realistic conflict involving a greedy businessman wanting to turn the spirit portal into a tourist attraction. This comic is very much a suitable continuation of the show.
Irene Koh's art is so beautiful!! I love how it's not the typical children's comic cartoony style. I've heard that people have actually been complaining about how it's so different from the show's original style, but I personally think it's fitting and very charming. It gives it a more mature feel.
My main complaint is that it's too short. It took nearly three years after the finale for this comic to be released and it's only 80 pages! And the next part isn't going to be released until January! I guess me and other Korra fans are just going to have to stay patient for another 6 months or so.
If you loved "Korra" or the "Last Air Bender" then this is a great continuation of the story AND it expands it ways that might not have been possible on TV. This should be a lot of fun.
My only question is, Is this Book 5 of Korra? If so what is it called? (The TV series had Books 1 to 4).
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Much like the Last Airbender comic book series, even after the end of the series there are a few problems after "The End".
Korra and Asami's relationship and how the outside world would view it (and an exploration of homo/bisexuality in the Avatar universe which is interesting), gangs popping up around Republic city after Kuvira's failed invasion and the President of the city showing his true colors, that of a grubby politician which you could partially see in the series.
Awesome artwork, beautifully written characters and just the sense of the show being in a new medium is more than a reason enough to get this book.
As far as the plot and themes presented, from LGBT issues in the avatar world, the insightful commentary on democracy, the rebuilding of a war torn city and the increasing intensity of human/spirit relations, turf wars part 1 is what any first chapter should be, a wonderful introduction to, hopefully, another great story.
Glad to see Korra and Asami together.