Archive for November, 2011
Just to warm up all of us before the much-awaited sequel of Avatar: The Last Airbender called the Legend of Korra, which is expected to go on air in 2012, the company, Dark Horse Comics, is going to release a new series of Avatar comics!
This comic is called Avatar: The Last Airbender – Promise Part 1. It’s going to be penned by the Eisner Award winning writer Gene Luen Yang. Yang himself loves to watch Avatar cartoons.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a story having Asian mythological influences. It is set in a fictional era when our world was divided into four kingdoms: the Earth Kingdom, the Fire nation, the Water Tribes and the Air nomads. Peace between these four territories is maintained by Airbenders, Waterbenders, Earthbenders and Firebenders. Catch the show online to witness its creative concept!
Above all these peacemakers is the ultimate power called Avatar, who uses martial arts to bend all the four elements of nature. The story follows the protagonist Aang and his friends as they battle a villainous fire lord.
Taking cue from the massive success of the earlier seasons of the show, Nickolodeon has announced a sequel called The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.
Gene Luen Yang, with the help of the creators of the animated series, is writing the Airbender graphic novel. This will be an 80-page novel in paperback that will be available in January 2012.
In a recent interview, Yang said that he has taken inspiration only from the Airbender television series and has not even watched the movie made on the same concept.
If you remember, the writer had expressed his opposition to the M. Night Shyamalam directed film The Last Airbender in 2010 as well, because he thought that the portrayal of the Asian boy Aang by a Caucasian in the movie was inappropriate and against the spirit of the character.
Well, we hope the new graphic novel hits the bookstores soon!
Our favorite show Avatar: The Last Airbender’s sequel series, The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, has been caught up in a web of delays for a long time now. The series of procrastination has not been all that pleasing for Avatar: The Last Airbender’s devotees, and quite obviously so.
The long gone season 3 of the show, has only left its addicted fans waiting for the ever so exciting sequel. The only option left for them was to catch the Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes, over and over again.
The sequel has reportedly suffered its third delay in line. The show was first expected to release in the fall of 2011. The dates were then pushed to summer of 2012.
And now, it is being rumored that the series will be making its fans wait, until 2013.
What is interesting is that there have been no concrete reasons for these delays.
According to some reliable sources, the delay is due to some technical and production related complications. And then there are some other sources that hint it towards the addition of 14 episodes to the series.
The series is expected to be aired with two seasons, consisting of 26 episodes in total. It is going to advance 70 years into the future and follow the female protagonist, Korra.
It would be setup in an evolved world of Avatar, in Republic City, which was setup by the Avatar hero, Aang, and the new king of Fire Nation, Zuko.
Korra will be a bold and rebellious girl, proficient at bending three elements – water, earth, and fire. She would later acquire the air bending talent from the son of Aang, Tenzin.
The powerful girl’s adventures would exhilarate you, especially with her combat against the Anti-bender’s clan, The Equalists.
Let’s hope the producers become more empathetic to the pain of the fans, and release the series with further delays.