Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Review: The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars (Part One) by Michael Dante DiMartino 
Publication Date: July 26, 2017
Format: Paperback, 80 Pages
Genres: Graphic Novel - Adventure - LGBTQIA

Find it On: GoodReads / Amazon 
My Rating: ★★


Relishing their newfound feelings for each other, Korra and Asami leave the Spirit World . . . but find nothing in Republic City but political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict! 

A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What's more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out 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 and a couple!

My Review:


Well done, guys. Well done. After all of the end-of-tv-series drama, we dive right in to this with two canononically BISEXUAL women being HAPPY. I was expecting most of the book to be about them getting together, but it more or less dove right in to them being a couple, which let's their development in the tv show totally stand on its own.

Is it pushing an agenda? Sure. But in 80 pages, it handled "here's how we're dealing with being two women dating," "here's what the world thinks of this," and "here's what our friends and family think of this," plus a substantial new plot with plenty of action.

I for one am super glad I preordered this comic. I'm super glad that it exists period, let alone it being a spin off of one of my favorite series. And I'm downright giddy that this beautiful, wonderful, gay-as-hell comic has Nickelodeon's logo slapped on it.

Diversity Score: Main character of color (+2), Bi main characters (+2), Multi-racial main relationship (+2) = 6

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