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Official art for Turf Wars shows Team Avatar back in action.

Turf Wars is a graphic novel trilogy set in the Avatar universe, following the events of Book Four of the television series The Legend of Korra. The first graphic novel trilogy based on the second series is written by co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, with line art by Irene Koh and coloring by Jane Bak and Vivian Ng. The series' other co-creator, Bryan Konietzko, acts as a consultant for the novels. The first issue of the series was released in comic book stores on July 26, 2017, and in mass market retailers on August 8, 2017,[1] but had been available for purchase at the San Diego Comic Con on July 20, 2017.[2] The second part of the series is scheduled for release in comic book stores on January 31, 2018, and in mass market retailers on February 13, 2018. The third part of the series is scheduled for release in comic book stores on June 13, 2018, and in mass market retailers on June 26, 2018.[3]

The Turf Wars trilogy includes:

Plot

Following their trip to the Spirit World, Korra and Asami Sato discover that Republic City has fallen into a state of utter chaos. In the aftermath of the devastation caused by the battle with Kuvira's forces and the opening of a spirit portal in the middle of the city, a developer has moved to turn the portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. In addition, the triads have realigned and are in open conflict at the city's borders where hundreds of evacuees have relocated. In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other but must first discover how to work better as a team.[4]

Production notes

Trivia

  • Mako has the spiky hairstyle he sported throughout the first three books of The Legend of Korra, which was last seen in "Venom of the Red Lotus".[5]
  • The graphic novel series was originally planned for a 2016 release instead of a 2017 one and would feature artwork from comic artist Brittney Williams instead of Irene Koh. Sometime during production, artists were shifted and the deadline was extended, but concept art from Williams featuring Korra and a release date of Fall 2016 were distributed at a convention Williams attended.[4]

References

  1. Turf Wars Part One release date. Dark Horse Comics (March 18, 2017). Retrieved on March 18, 2017.
  2. Turf Wars Part One San Diego Comic Con. Facebook (July 22, 2017). Retrieved on July 22, 2017.
  3. Turf Wars Part 3 release date is June 13th 2018. Bannon, Morgan (October 7, 2017). Retrieved on October 8, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Legend of Korra returns with graphic novel Turf Wars. Dark Horse Comics (October 4, 2016). Retrieved on October 7, 2016.
  5. Turf Wars preview. Irene Koh. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.

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