Dark Horse Announces ‘Legend of Korra’ Graphic Novel ‘Turf Wars’ [NYCC 2016]
In June 2017, Dark Horse will publish The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One, the first volume in a new three-part The Legend of Korra graphic novel series that serves as an official continuation of the animated series. Turf Wars is written by Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, with art by Irene Koh, colors by Jane Bak, and covers by Heather Campbell. Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko is a consultant.
The news that this is an official continuation is particularly exciting for fans of that show, especially as the story centers on Korra and Asami returning from the Spirit World and finding Republic City in a mess. The synopsis also mentions Korra and Asami getting better at being a team, so presumably the graphic novels will deal with their developing romantic relationship, which was implied by the end of the series and confirmed by the creators.
Here's the official word from Dark Horse:
Turf Wars begins with Korra and Asami leaving the spirit world and returning to Republic City only to find political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict, as a pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. In addition, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal brawl 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 first, they’ve got to get better at being a team.
Dark Horse’s award-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender program has seen multiple number-one New York Times bestsellers and continues to grow with the current North and South series written by Gene Luen Yang, an Eisner Award winner and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Turf Wars is the latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring fans the very best in graphic novels.