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« on: Dec 10, 2017 05:55 am »

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Dark Horse announced that Turf Wars, Part 2 will be physically available from January 17, 2018 in bookstores and can be bought online from January 30, 2018. You can pre-order the book on Amazon.

Turf Wars is written by co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, Michael Dante DiMartino, and illustrated by Irene Koh with feed with feedback from Bryan Konietzko, the other co-creator of the series.

This thread is for opinions & discussion about the story. A thread for professional reviews will be created in due time. For questions on release dates and buying the books, see A:TLA & TLOK Graphic Novels in the Marketplace. For speculation of Turf Wars, Part 3 and other future comics, please see Turf Wars, Parts 2 & 3 – Speculations thread and Future Avatar Comics respectively.



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« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2018 10:22 pm »

Well than first of all using the Avatar's girlfriend as a hostage, last person to do that was General Fong, and things didn't work out for him, so good luck with that.

I wonder if the elections will be settled in part 3 or this going to be an on going plot. I don't hink Zu Li is a shoe in to win, let's not forget Verrick's past, and how much Zu Li helped back than, you don't think Raku and his sleazy campaign manager is going to use that, you are nuts. So this is going to be a nail bitter.

I hope Jargala gets to do some cool stuff in part 3, I like her.

Next comic, we got to go to Fire Nation, I have to see the place, also want to meet Izumi's daughter and Iroh's sister. And maybe see Kiyi if she is still alive. I know we won't see Azula until we settle her character arc in the Avatar comics, so they not going to spoil us on her fate. But if we get to see Kiyi I am happy.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2018 02:46 am »

Thoughts on Part 2:

- I like Jargala's design! Also, I like the addition of a female triad member (I don't recall any in the show).

- I find it funny that they put a dramatic picture of Asami on the cover, considering she a) gets less page time than Mako and Bolin, and b) doesn't actually participate in any of the action.

- Korra suddenly being really interested in Asami still feels disconnected from the show. (Like, in the finale, when Asami and Hiroshi's mecha is in danger, they don't focus on Korra's being particularly worried or anything.) Their dynamic is still pretty boring though, so I guess it hasn't changed that much since the show.

- I guess they're going to make the turtle-duck date night picture canon?

- Korra says she cares about Asami more than anyone else. Korra... you've been dating for like, two days?

- Mako doesn't have a burn scar I guess.

- Still not a huge fan of Koh's art. Some parts look pretty, but others look rushed or weird. (I get the impression that she's better- or at least more interested in- at drawing certain types of characters than others). There's also a strange lack of backgrounds in a lot of scenes, even when the characters are standing in the middle of the city. (There's also a few continuity errors- Korra's glider disappearing and reappearing between pages, Mako wearing gloves in one panel but not the others.)

- Yay, someone addressed the fact that Korra went on vacation while the city was still in trouble.... though it dodges the fact that everyone also attended a lavish wedding during that period.

- Speaking of, the Zhu Li as president thing feels contrived. Like, people in Republic City have no reason to trust her after all the stuff she and Varrick have done.

- I liked the little brotherly moment where Mako and Bolin are chatting and Mako teases him about the Nuktuk movers.

- Did Part 1 include that potted history of homophobia in the Avatarverse for... no reason?
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I wonder if the elections will be settled in part 3 or this going to be an on going plot. I don't hink Zu Li is a shoe in to win, let's not forget Verrick's past, and how much Zu Li helped back than, you don't think Raku and his sleazy campaign manager is going to use that, you are nuts. So this is going to be a nail bitter.

Yeah, I was wondering how they'd fit all the campaign stuff into the last volume, given that it's likely going to directly follow up on this stuff (the gang war plus rescuing Asami). The plot description mentions Korra having to stay neutral though, so it might wrap up next volume. (As far as I know they haven't announced any future trilogies, so maybe this will be self-contained.)

I do hope they bring up Zhu Li's shady past.

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Next comic, we got to go to Fire Nation, I have to see the place, also want to meet Izumi's daughter and Iroh's sister. And maybe see Kiyi if she is still alive. I know we won't see Azula until we settle her character arc in the Avatar comics, so they not going to spoil us on her fate. But if we get to see Kiyi I am happy.

I would like to see the modern Fire Nation, maybe see a bit more of the royal family. Introducing Kiyi would be an interesting move, though I wonder if they'd like to keep each set of comics accessible to people who haven't necessarily read the other series.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2018 03:11 am »

^realistically, i'd expect a top-heavy dynasty and tons of surplus nobility struggling to stay relevant in a world that increasingly leans to les feudal and more democratic forms of government. Prince Wu announced such reformations himself, but i'd expect FN nobility and royalty have more difficulty parting with their red plush.

also realistically, i don't expect this topic to be handled satisfyingly.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm »

My take after reading Part 2.

- Art is still inconsistent. I agree with what Nausicaa said, but I also feel like the face structures were largely inconsistent as well. I'm talking about the expected shape, nose size, eyes. And no, it's not because some panels were shot further out than others. I'm focusing mainly on comparable panels.

- "you're the most important thing to me" from Korra to Asami made me laugh a bit. Did we forget Tenzin existed and what role he played Books 1-3? Again, agree with Naus on that one.

- Kind of sad Mako doesn't have lightning scars. Though his "moment" was pretty awesome. Looks like he's the designated "I get the cool moments" in LoK. Lightning Bending Amon, the way he killed Ming-Hua, blowing up Kuvira's Gundam, and now handling this explosion.

- I REALLY don't like how they've made Raiko this mustache twirling evil monopoly man. It just reeks of overcompensating to make Zhu-Li look good. I'm hoping that even when Zhu-Li wins, that she will understand the pressures Raiko was facing and actually go AGAINST Korra at times. Otherwise, it will feel like Korra is always "right" and has a bunch of "yes-men" around her (Tenzin rolled over rather quickly).

- Still don't understand why Spirits are being absolved of the fact they tried to be freeloaders in RC.

- I'm guessing Asami will rescue herself, because it was alluded to earlier how she can take care of herself. Plus, when you have some old man kidnapping you, she's bound to pull something off. With that being said, the damsel in distress trope...whyyyyyy. Were this a MxF pairing, people would not be liking this one bit.

- Next issue looks like it's going to be pretty rushed. On the bright side, I think the plot is now gonna have The Bending Bros and Korra's storyline to converge so the two groups are no longer separated, meaning we don't have to spend time on two different plot lines. I imagine the Spirits will make some important appearance during the final battle, Zhu-Li will win her election, and everything will end with that turtleduck boat romantic scene.

- Also, did anyone notice some of the refugees wearing hijabs? That came out of nowhere. It was I believe when Raiko and Korra were talking.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2018 04:31 pm »

^ Irene mentioned before Part 1 that she wanted to portray more characters from other parts of Asia, hence you have characters wearing the Indian sari and the Korean hanbok (Song from ATLA wore it too) in Part 1. So I’m not surprised if there are hijab wearing characters in Part 2. After all, ATLA & TLOL draw heavy influences from real world Asia.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2018 05:07 pm »

- Also, did anyone notice some of the refugees wearing hijabs?

I'm fairly sure they are simple head scarfs. They are supposed to be quite fashionable (and practical as I heard it) among women up until the modern times. And I mean "modern times" as "80s and onward".
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm »

- Still don't understand why Spirits are being absolved of the fact they tried to be freeloaders in RC.

Whose land was that first?
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2018 10:06 am »

- Also, did anyone notice some of the refugees wearing hijabs?

I'm fairly sure they are simple head scarfs. They are supposed to be quite fashionable (and practical as I heard it) among women up until the modern times. And I mean "modern times" as "80s and onward".

Well, I'd agree with you, but as Icy mentioned, we have the leader of the Creeping Crystals dress in Indian clothing. Furthermore, the one who is wearing a "hijab" happens to be brown skinned as well along with the fact she's just not wearing a head scarf, but also has a white layer underneath to hold her hair in place, which is customary for women wearing hijabs.

- Still don't understand why Spirits are being absolved of the fact they tried to be freeloaders in RC.

Whose land was that first?

I think that's pretty irrelevant given it's been thousands of years at this point. Besides, it's not like they were having a population or resource crisis back "home".

Which, on another note, it does make me wonder how the Spirits "lost" to humanity once Wan became Avatar. For all intents and purposes, we've seen the negative spirits manhandle humans.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2018 11:37 am »

Which, on another note, it does make me wonder how the Spirits "lost" to humanity once Wan became Avatar. For all intents and purposes, we've seen the negative spirits manhandle humans.
Perhaps they respected Wan more than they respect Korra (the person who manhandled Vaatu and instead of sealing him in the Spirit World locked him away inside of Raava.) Wan told them to leave and they left, vines too except for those in the Swamp. Meanwhile Korra told them to leave and they told her they couldn't.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 16, 2018 05:37 pm »

Which, on another note, it does make me wonder how the Spirits "lost" to humanity once Wan became Avatar. For all intents and purposes, we've seen the negative spirits manhandle humans.

If Hei Bai and Wan Shi Tong (or even Raava and Vaatu) are any measure then spirits are really stupid when it comes to fighting. They have raw power, but not the wits to use it properly.
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