After the series ended, there was a robust public interest in knowing about the events afterward. The fans wanted to know the future of Korra and Asami’s relationship. And also wanted to learn more about the future after the third portal to the Spirit World was created at the end of the series. Two major comics were released after The Legend of Korra ended to answer all these questions.
Each comic consists of three parts and focuses on the events directly after The Legend of Korra series finale. The first comic was titled The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, while the second was titled The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire. Both these comics received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. And the portrayal of Korra’s and Asami’s relationship was especially praised.
This article will focus on both these comics and describe their storylines in detail.
The Legend of Korra Comics
In this section, we will describe both comics in chronological order.
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars
This comic immediately picks up after the events of the series finale. And describes how Korra is caught between politics and other issues and also faces resistance against publicly revealing her relationship with Asami. The comic was released in the form of a three-part graphic novel.
Part 1 of The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars starts when Korra and Asami’s tour to the spirit world is cut short. This is because of an altercation between the spirits and The Avatar. Spirits opposed the third portal that Korra had created during her battle with Kuvira. After they depart from the spirit world, the couple heads to the Southern Water Tribe to reveal their relationship to Korra’s parents. Although Korra’s parents accept her decision, her father prohibits her from disclosing their relationship in public because of the traditions of the Water Tribe.
When they return to Republic City, they discover that Wonyong Keum plans on developing a tourist spot in the land around the spirit world. This invokes a strong response from the spirits who urge Korra to close the portal. But Korra declines much to the wrath of the spirits. The next day Korra and Asami join Tenzin and Zhu Li in their efforts to rehabilitate the refugees from Kuvira’s war. At the same time, President Raiko is more concerned about the elections.
The Triple Threat Triad attacks the Air Nomads around the portals on orders of Keum, and spirits attack the Triad members. And change the triad leader Tokuga into a mutated spirit-human hybrid. In comparison, Asami is nearly killed in this encounter. And Korra kisses her in relief after she is safe, revealing their relationship to the public.
Part 2 focuses on Korra traveling to the spirit world in hopes of reconciliation. But the spirits are angry with Korra because she did not close the portal. Meanwhile, in Republic City, President Raiko takes credit for the housing initiative for the refugees. And even blames Korra for angering the spirits to boost his popularity.
While in reality, this initiative was started by Asami and Zhu Li. And it was Wonyong Keum that angered the spirits. To this, Korra, Asami, and Tenzin encourage to stand in the upcoming presidential elections against Raiko. Later in the day, Asami is kidnapped by Tokuga. And threatens to kill her if Korra tries to stop the Triad.
Tokuga plans on taking over the Republic City and threatens Asami to make a gas weapon for him. He plans on using this weapon to take over the city. Korra is able to rescue both Asami and Wonyong Keum and defeat Tokuga. Wonyong Keum forfeits his claim to the land around the portal to Thank the Avatar for saving his life.
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire
Part 1 of this graphic novel focuses on The Earth Kingdom. And deals with issues that arise when Earth King Wu plans on bringing reforms to the Earth Kingdom. He is met with resistance from Kuvira’s subordinate Guan. Who plans on taking over the Earth Kingdom. Korra and the Team Avatar accompany Kuvira who offers to talk to Guan into surrendering. Guam refuses Kuvira’s offer and reveals his plans to take part in the Elections himself with his candidates in all states to take over the Kingdom.
Korra and the rest of the team plan on making Toph Beifong stand in the elections to compete with Guan. While Guan uses a device to brainwash people into supporting him
Korra and Wu go to the swamps to recruit Toph. But taking advantage of Korra’s absence, Guan attacks Team Avatar and brainwashes them in opposing Korra. Only Kuvira can escape the attack. Who contacts Suyin Beifong to help against Guan. Suyin arrives in Zaofu to help, and Korra also arrives there. Kuvira advises Korra to leave Zaofo and gather reinforcements. But Korra goes on to rescue Asami, Mako, and Bolin. In the ensuing fight, Mako is freed, but Wu is captured by Guan instead.
Kuvira asks for the help of his ex-fiance Bataar Jr. in making a machine to reverse the effects of Guan’s brainwashing.
Bataar Jr. makes the machine, and Kuvira offer to test it on her putting her life in danger. After the successful test, they use this machine to break Asami free from her brainwashing. After this, Guan deliberately captures Kuvira and plans on brainwashing him to surrender. But before she can succeed, brainwashed Mako and Bolin attack her. Korra ultimately saves her.
Bataar Jr. makes the machine, and Kuvira offer to test it on her putting her life in danger. After the successful test, they use this machine to break Asami free from her brainwashing. After this, Guan deliberately captures Kuvira and plans on brainwashing him to surrender. But before she can succeed, brainwashed Mako and Bolin attack her. Korra ultimately saves her. Mako, Bolin, Wu, and all other Guan’s victims are cured of their brainwashing. And Wu finally decides to pursue his destiny as the ruler. And announced to delay the election plans and continue ruling.
Suyin arranges for Kuvira’s sentence to be carried out as home-arrest and assures her that she will always be a part of her family to show her appreciation after Kuvira is genuinely remorseful over her past actions.
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