Hot off the heels of Smoke and Shadow comes North and South, the next trilogy arc for Avatar: The Last Airbender!
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?
From that alone it seems clear that the arc will put together what exactly happened that made the Southern Water Tribe so developed and urbanized. It's also very interesting that one of the characters of interest is named "Malina"- it can't be just coincidence that she shares the same name as Unalaq's wife. Interesting...
Although some other trilogies have addressed issues that parallel those encountered in The Legend of Korra, and some parts outright set the foundation for elements seen in the show, North and South will be the first comic to address a story that directly sets up events in the second series (namely the Civil Wars arc).
I'm clearly in favour of a Water Tribe focal arc, but how about you guys? Do you think we already got enough of the Water Tribe in The Legend of Korra? Thoughts?