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North and South Part 1 is the first installment of the North and South trilogy. It was released in comic book stores on September 14, 2016, and is scheduled to be released in mass market retailers on September 27, 2016.[1]

Overview

When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return to the Southern Water Tribe by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A Northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change, pushing the North and South to be more unified ... but what are her true goals?[2]

Synopsis

Katara dreams of being a small child, being woken up by her mother. Kya calls her to see the village with the sun out, after the snow has stopped. She asks Katara if it is not beautiful, and Katara agrees. Kya keeps asking her to wake up, and Katara notices Kya does not sound like herself. Katara is wakes up on a ship, Sokka asking her to wake up, telling her they have arrived. Katara sleepily asks Sokka if it is him, and when he asks if she is ok, Katara tells him she had a dream that was happy and sad, though mostly happy.

The two disembark from the ship, Katara noting nothing looks familiar, and Sokka following that their map says, pointing out her past admission no one reads a map like him. Katara corrects him, pointing out she only said that once. Katara notices penguin sledders at the top of a hill. She asks Sokka if it reminds him of anything, but Sokka draws a blank. Katara explains it reminds her of the day they met Aang. Sokka agrees but mistakenly remembers Katara being the one suspicious of Aang being a Fire Nation spy at the time. The two penguin sled down the hill, and Sokka hits a wooden beam.

The two notice the construction project at place and wonder what it is. Sokka asks a child playing nearby what the construction is, but the child refuses to talk to him, saying his mother told him not to speak with strangers. Sokka introduces himself as a fellow southerner. The child throws a snowball at his face. Sokka catches up to the child, and members of the construction crew approach them, telling they are trespassing. One of the playing children had use the no-trespassing sign to build a snowman. Katara concedes the point, telling them she and Sokka will make sure the children leave. One of the crew members, annoyed this is the third that week children have trespassed, waterbends at them. Katara blocks the attack and admonishes him for attacking little children. Katara tells the children to leave, but Sokka tells them to stay, assuring them the fight will be awesome, though painful for the crew members. Two of the crew members block Katara's several snowballs, merging them into a bigger snowball, and throw it back at her. Katara takes control of it, and adds spikes to it. The construction crew members give up. One of the children is in awe of the fight, as Sokka said they would be. The construction crew members say they were only going to scare the children, not actually hurt them. Katara tells them to build a fence if they want to keep people out of the construction site. Katara tells the children that even if the crew members were jerks, they were right, and that they should not be playing there. Sokka says they will talk them home and asks where they live. The boy points at the city and is confused when Sokka asks if he is from the village.

Sokka and Katara arrive at the city, much more urbanized than when they left. Katara thinks their village is gone, Sokka is excited that it is better and spots Auntie Ashuna. The three greet each other, and Katara asks how is business. Ashuna says it has been steady, and when Katara asks why she has a cart instead of her hut, Ashuna explains it got torn down, and that she lives in a building now. She offers them her seal jerky, noting they have not had it in years, and Sokka mentions it is as sturdy as he remembers. Ashuna calls out to the crowd, telling them of Sokka and Katara's arrival. The crowd welcomes them, asking questions about their adventures. Kanna wonders what the commotion is about and reunites with her grandchildren, having missed them dearly. Katara tells Kanna she has not changed a bit, and Kanna points out Sokka got taller. Sokka claims to have gotten muscular, but an approaching Pakku doubts him. Pakku also notes he is their grandfather now, having married Kanna three weeks prior, much to Sokka's shock. Katara is disappointed they have missed the ceremony, musing they should have returned sooner. Pakku and Kanna explain there was no ceremony, having eloped to the Misty Palms Oasis. Pakku notes it did not live up to its name, and Kanna points out that was not important, as they had a wonderful time. Pakku asks Katara to visit his waterbending school, as he could use her help. Katara wonders where he got students, Pakku only telling her it is interesting, reiterating her to drop by. Sokka offers his help as well. Pakku points out Sokka is not a bender, but Sokka says he is a bender of motivation. Kanna tells them how Hakoda told them how accomplished they have become. Pakku notes Hakoda does that too often. Sokka asks where their father is, and Pakku tells him Hakoda is in his office in the town hall, much to Sokka's astonishment. Kanna tells them Hakoda is not just a local chieftain anymore, and that he has been elected head chieftain of the entire Southern Water Tribe.

Production notes

Transcript

Main article: Transcript:North and South Part 1

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South Part One TPB release date. Dark Horse Books. Retrieved on July 4, 2016.
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South Part 1 release date. Penguin Random House. Retrieved on February 12, 2016.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about North and South Part 1

  • Isn't Malina the name of Unalaq's wife?

    11 messages
    • Korra takes place 70 years after ATLA, which means if i were the same Malina, she'd be very old by now. Unalaq's Malina is the mother of his tw...
    • It can't be because of the timeline are you kidding me She looks 30 at North and South so how can she be Unlauq's wife Ya'll talking like ...
  • I think I noticed an continuity error in North and South.

    34 messages
    • Me and you always agree :D
    • that's what i was thinking; i was sure Pakku and Kanna said they'd married in the show, but maybe it was just an engagement then and they o...

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