Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.This week, it’s The Legend Of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One.Written by Michael Dante Di Martino (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra) with art by Irene Koh (Afrina And The Glass Coffin, TMNT: Casey & April) and colorist Vivian Ng (Stargazer), this new graphic novel highlights the value of exploring queer themes in established properties. The final moments of The Legend Of Korra TV series were unforgettable.
, the female population is represented in an equal and diverse way–the way it should be in every story.
I wrote a post awhile back called “Great Heroines for Boys“: “Why should you encourage your son to read books with heroines? You want your son to grow up knowing that a strong female for a friend, wife, or boss is normal and good.” Korra is the lead character in the show, but she is far from the only interesting girl and woman to watch.
When first watching, you may think it is female heavy in its speaking and side characters, but don’t be fooled!
Konietzko also floated the idea to the writing team that Asami might be bisexual "before the audience had ever laid eyes on" either her or Korra, but initially shelved the idea, assuming Nickelodeon would not allow it to be aired. An early script for the last episode of the first season, "Endgame", featured Asami joining the United Forces, a military in the universe of The Legend of Korra, at the end of the episode.
The script was reworked sometime before the confirmation of the second season.
Asami was initially conceived to be a duplicitous spy for the Equalist movement - antagonists in the first season - embedded within Team Avatar.