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The first part of the new Trilogy, Secrets of the Empire, will be on sale by May 21 of 2019. Kuvira's physical and emotional trials are about to be explored in this issue.

Thoughts?

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#3 Posted by DarthFallax (1638 posts) - - Show Bio

I really love the artwork so far, it´s been great.

It´s no wonder that I like what we saw of this issue, considering that Kuvira is one of my absolute favorite characters. But I was really surprised that they still kept Kuvira as arrogant as always, instead of changing her completely. I like it. I also find it funny how Kuvira basically said "Yeah I did all that but I also did good things y`know so not guilty", lol.

Interesting to see the main four not saying anything, though.

Also, I might be interpreting too much, but we see Kuvira breaking free from her chains on the cover. Let´s see if that means anything.

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#4 Posted by Shadowwaker (2495 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthfallax: @anthp2000: @arcus1

I'm for sure excited, but just to add on the hype let's see if anyone knows where this is. Looks awfully familiar to the building art in the cover, doesn't it?

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Korra once visited this place before for guidance. It's Zaheer's prison...Kuvira and Zaheer team up confirmed?

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#5 Posted by Crimson-Feather (78 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks interessting so far.

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#6 Edited by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowwaker: Oh SHT! We might see Zaheer return!

Quite the eye there.

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#7 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthfallax:

Also, I might be interpreting too much, but we see Kuvira breaking free from her chains on the cover. Let´s see if that means anything.

Kuvira can bend platinum MUH FEATZ confirmed!

Seriously though, I feel like they might have her be almost as arrogant as in B4, and Zaheer might blend in really well in all this if he's returning. I'm just worried that her characterization in this might render her supposed regret in the final scene irrelevant - I'm really hoping they'll dig deep into her psychology if they're planning to turn her into an anti-hero.

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#8 Posted by Arcus1 (27607 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome

It's so far away though...that's my only complaint about the Avatar comics, they take so long to be released. Obviously I'd rather have them take a long time than not have them at all though

A Zaheer and Kuvira team up, or even just some degree of interaction, would be great. That definitely looks like Zaheer's prison. If they're both involved in things, I can definitely hope for some good bending battles

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#9 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@arcus1:

A Zaheer and Kuvira team up, or even just some degree of interaction, would be great. That definitely looks like Zaheer's prison. If they're both involved in things, I can definitely hope for some good bending battles

I feel like they might call Zaheer for help against Kuvira. They made a huge point about their ideologies not meeting one another.

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#10 Posted by Arcus1 (27607 posts) - - Show Bio

@arcus1:

A Zaheer and Kuvira team up, or even just some degree of interaction, would be great. That definitely looks like Zaheer's prison. If they're both involved in things, I can definitely hope for some good bending battles

I feel like they might call Zaheer for help against Kuvira. They made a huge point about their ideologies not meeting one another.

You know I hadn't actually considered that as a possibility, but they might...

Not sure what Kuvira could do to make team Avatar feel the need to recruit Zaheer though

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#11 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@arcus1: She's quite the tactical genius, and the "ruins" imply to me that there's still supporters (like LoK's version of the New Ozai Society). It'd be interesting if she came up with something this dangerous for Korra to deal with.

Also, I'm surprised there are no Beifongs in the cover. The leaked scans surely imply Su's fam wasn't gentle with Kuvira, I wonder what their role will be in this. I definitely wouldn't want them to be hust supporting cast.

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#12 Posted by Arcus1 (27607 posts) - - Show Bio

@arcus1: She's quite the tactical genius, and the "ruins" imply to me that there's still supporters (like LoK's version of the New Ozai Society). It'd be interesting if she came up with something this dangerous for Korra to deal with.

Also, I'm surprised there are no Beifongs in the cover. The leaked scans surely imply Su's fam wasn't gentle with Kuvira, I wonder what their role will be in this. I definitely wouldn't want them to be hust supporting cast.

Yeah, I assume she still has supporters out there. She shouldn't be able to pose a significant threat in a straight up fight (not like when she had her full army), but I could see her managing to pick off members of team Avatar, maybe leading to the need for Zaheer

True, I would expect the Beifongs to play an important role, at least Su and hopefully Lin

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#13 Posted by Jgames (7990 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome, but tbh the LoK comic was just okay. The only thing I like I guess was it made me actually like Korra and Asami relationship. The new villain was sort of lame tbh.

But hey a villain I actually like is coming back, so I am hoping for something great.

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#14 Posted by Aros001 (3551 posts) - - Show Bio

@jgames said:

Looks awesome, but tbh the LoK comic was just okay. The only thing I like I guess was it made me actually like Korra and Asami relationship. The new villain was sort of lame tbh.

But hey a villain I actually like is coming back, so I am hoping for something great.

Kind of the same for the Last Airbender comics. First story was fine but the one everyone paid attention to was the second, The Promise, which brought back Azula and had the quest to find her and Zuko's mother. I'm hoping having Kuvira return will give us similar investment, at least over the first comic arc's villain.

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#15 Posted by Oeselian (338 posts) - - Show Bio

I really need to get around finishing Legend of Korra

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#16 Posted by Fabricolage (1798 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. I hope Zaheer gets work done and maybe a chance to give the other characters some shine as well. Haven't read the comics after the show ended, but my awkward fanfic idea would be that Mako has a relationship rivalry with Kuvira which I'd question over time.

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#17 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by foxerdes (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

Kuvira is Korra's Azula and I dig it.

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#19 Edited by Tektonic (1057 posts) - - Show Bio

Omg thank you for making the thread, I was waiting for one.

I'm super excited for this trilogy, "Turf Wars" was a yawn fest and Tokuga was by far the worst LOK villain. ATLA's "The Promise" was way better. Kuvira and possibly Zaheer returning is just what the LOK comics need.

@foxerdes said:

Kuvira is Korra's Azula and I dig it.

Exactly what I was thinking.

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#20 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

One thing that should be noted is that like @darthfallax said, the airtwork is amazing, on par with the A:TLA comicbooks, allowing for potentially great bending battles.

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#21 Posted by Killerwasp (17239 posts) - - Show Bio

OH YEAH!

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#22 Posted by Tektonic (1057 posts) - - Show Bio
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"What will it take to stop a war?

King Wu's dreams of peacefully transitioning the Earth Kingdom into a democracy are in danger when Commander Guan throws his political hat in the ring, hoping to subvert the new system from the inside out. But playing fair was never part of his plan; Guan and Dr. Sheng are using terrifying new technology to cement Guan's win! In a desperate attempt to save the Earth Kingdom from falling back into the dark days of conquest and empire, Korra and Kuvira convince an old friend to return and take the former commander on in the polls. But will it be enough?"

Oh Snap!

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#23 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

Unbelievably excited about this! Also, since you did that, I should change this thread to a general discussion thread for LoK.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#24 Posted by foxerdes (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda nice to see LoK continues. Perhaps a decent writer could even fix some of the poor choices showmakers made.

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#25 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes: From the previews I've seen, Kuvira's character is well fleshed out in this issue, and her choices are explained. It's very interesting actually.

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#26 Posted by Arcus1 (27607 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

That "old friend" has gotta be Toph, right?

I'm a bit surprised they're already releasing a description of part 2 when part 1 won't even come out for several more months (which is way too long)

Looks great though

Turf Wars was nice, but this looks way better

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#27 Posted by GXrevs06 (4137 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes said:

ome of the poor choices showmakers made.

Which ones?

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#28 Posted by foxerdes (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@gxrevs06: Korra's character development, sloppy way of handling Kuvira's villain, rather poor writing and development in general. Comics won't fix the issues of an entire series, but they can give Korra some real Avatar-esque moments of compassion, spiritual wisdom and responsibility. She had some, but more often than not they were merely a saving grace, instead of being a moment that resonates within you and makes you want to say "There she goes! She is the Avatar."

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#29 Posted by Tektonic (1057 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

Unbelievably excited about this! Also, since you did that, I should change this thread to a general discussion thread for LoK.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I knew you would be! Kuvira, Toph, AND Suyin, this is heaven for you.

Should the title also have comics in it to specify?

Also did you make a thread about the ATLA comics?

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@tektonic:

That "old friend" has gotta be Toph, right?

I'm a bit surprised they're already releasing a description of part 2 when part 1 won't even come out for several more months (which is way too long)

Looks great though

Turf Wars was nice, but this looks way better

Most likely it wouldn't make sense if it was Suyin since she isn't hard to reach.

I know the wait time between issues is atrocious.

Turf Wars was like C+ at best. This could be A+ in quality if pulled of right.

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@gxrevs06: Korra's character development, sloppy way of handling Kuvira's villain, rather poor writing and development in general. Comics won't fix the issues of an entire series, but they can give Korra some real Avatar-esque moments of compassion, spiritual wisdom and responsibility. She had some, but more often than not they were merely a saving grace, instead of being a moment that resonates within you and makes you want to say "There she goes! She is the Avatar."

I would say Korra's character development was overall very well written and resonant(than again probably one of the only ones) being more abundant than just some standout moments. But the rest is more subjective since the shows quality varied considerably.

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#30 Posted by foxerdes (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic: I beg to differ when it comes to Korra. She was rather disappointing given her initial potential.

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@foxerdes said:

@tektonic: I beg to differ when it comes to Korra. She was rather disappointing given her initial potential.

Well her various arcs and transitions are there, it's subjective whether you felt it accomplished it's intended effect.

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#32 Posted by MetalJimmor (6041 posts) - - Show Bio

This is good news. Kuvira deserves more time to be fleshed out than what she got. Looks like we'll get tons of new metalbending feats as well, given the main characters.

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#33 Posted by foxerdes (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

Well her various arcs and transitions are there, it's subjective whether you felt it accomplished it's intended effect.

I don't doubt their existence, I question their quality.

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#34 Posted by ANTHP2000 (24980 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

Should the title also have comics in it to specify?

Fine.

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#35 Posted by Tektonic (1057 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxerdes said:

@tektonic:

Well her various arcs and transitions are there, it's subjective whether you felt it accomplished it's intended effect.

I don't doubt their existence, I question their quality.

Yes, which is why I said "it's subjective whether you felt it accomplished it's intended effect" noting it's up to your interpretation of whether it was quality or not.

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