That’s right, Nickelodeon is hosting a Legend of Korra panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 9 at 5:15pm. Can’t wait to see you there!
Be on the look-out for more news about NYCC (and Book 4) as we get closer to October :)
NYCC Korra Panel, Thursday 10/9 at 5:15!
BEHOLD: NEW HAIR! Korra’s design gets backs to its roots in Book 4, with a bob cut like the one Joaquim did in his original concept of her. It wouldn’t be the Avatarverse without some hairstyle changes, now would it?
(Joaquim, Studio Mir, and I drew the Korra above, Lauren Zurcher painted the background, and I did the color.)
Based on this artwork, I guess the question of whether or not Korra’s confined to a wheelchair in Book 4 is NULL. Not that I expected her to be disabled, although some friends were arguing that book 3’s conclusion was ambiguous as to Korra’s current state of health. Also, I like that in this art she’s got her Book 2 forearm protectors back, she looks rockin’ with those and the new do, so excited!!
So apparently Destiny, a video game where you level up by shooting lots of aliens on the moon and other assorted celestial bodies, has an end credits theme where Paul McCartney sings a cheesey song with Jpop quality lyrics to orchestral accompaniment. I’m not sure if this is very silly or I love it or both.
Genchu takes out Ryoushi like a super cool dude and falls to his death! Except he survives, and then he’s stabbed in the head! But not really! Luckily, it was all a dream, OR WAS IT? It wasn’t, it was also a flashback, nice! Also, FISH AIN’T BREAKFAST!!
HOLY GEEZ It’s like I’m watching an actual Star Wars cartoon that contains all the elements I actually LIKE from Star Wars!! Is this real? Somebody pinch me. Also, my predictions that Kanan and Hera would be a bit of a couple seem to be true, GOOD.
Platinum’s Legend of Korra game finally has some gameplay footage! Looks fast and intense, just how I like my Platinum games!! I hope there’s a better lock-on mechanic that I’m not seeing here because Korra seems to be shooting off attacks at nothing quite a bit. I have faith, though! UNWAVERING FAITH IN PLATINUM GAMES!!
Meet Agent Kallus: a cool, calculated Imperial operative, bent on smothering any spark of rebellion.
OH CRAP, OH HOLY COW, There are so many things I love about this video! Firstly, the voice acting is top notch. Secondly, it’s pretty obvious that Kallus is going to be one of those antagonist characters that’ll steal every scene he’s in, and I love it when a bad guy does that! I’m already hoping for a distant future episode where Kallus has seen more than he should, and his struggling faith in the Empire finally crumbles at a crucial moment (or some equally great character arc). This character is going to have some serious depth, I can fell it IN THE FORCE. Greg Weisman does not disappoint on such details.
Thirdly, the music in this trailer is rearranging themes right from A New Hope! The Clone Wars tv show had such a forgettable soundtrack because it rarely utilized any of the movies’ classic themes while never building anything memorable of its own. Rebels looks to be ready to correct that and I’m so excited!!
Considering all the rumored turmoil going on to get Episode 7 filmed and released on schedule, I’m wondering now if I’ll end up liking Rebels more than a possibly hastily rushed new film. Time will tell, but so far Rebels is looking to be everything I’ve ever wanted in a Star Wars adventure.