Welcome, welcome, welcome back my fellow wayfarers – today is a special previews post that I think will give some of you reasons for gladness and much joy, well it did for me at least and I’m running on the assumption that there are people who share the same tastes as me!
But I won’t keep it hanging anymore and will now get right to the meat of the matter at hand:
Some of you are fans, both casual and dedicated, of a ground-breaking and fantastic little TV series called Avatar: The Last Airbender which was produced by Nickelodeon studios and aired its 61 spell-binding episodes from 2005 to 2008. All of us fans were both overjoyed and broken-hearted when the final episodes aired and brought the saga of our hero Aang’s journey to a close. Well feel low no more!
Many of you will have heard over the years of Avatar comics and follow-up cartoons coming up from time to time, with no real confirmation and solid proof. Then we were given some relief through a few Avatar comics that were released that were a bundle of fun of you could get your hands on them, showing us quiet (and some not so quiet) moments and interludes that are set between various points in the TV series itself.
And then there was the dark time… that horrible time when they made a movie based on the series, a movie so lame and derivative and disheartening that many felt this could even kill the franchise!
But now light shines once again in the form of a new series called The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra (click for its homepage), I know, it’s one hell of a mouthful and I wish they could have just called it what it should have been, i.e, “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” – but thanks to the very talented jackass that is James Cameron who is making it a legal issue so that his entertaining but otherwise not-so-deep movie series can keep the “Avatar” name. Damn you Cameron, why did you have to be such a douche, you know this series is more deserving and you can just call yours “The Pandora Trilogy” or some such. Ah well…
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