The finale of the Legend of Korra's fourth and final season made some serious headlines when it was revealed that Korra, the headstrong martial arts master – capable of wielding all four elements and destined to bring peace to the world – was a lesbian. What followed was a first for children's television: a lesbian couple walked off into the sunset (or spirit portal) together.
It was a touching ending for the sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender — but Korra's legend doesn't look to be over just yet. As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics will be continuing Korra's story in a new comic series to be written by Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino.
Not many other details are known at this time, but we can make some educated guesses as to what readers should anticipate. For starters, expect this comic series to be official Legend of Korra canon. It is how Dark Horse has treated its Avatar: The Last Airbender comics, and with DiMartino writing the project, it seems a given.
Then there is the image Dark Horse used to announce the project. It's a GIF of Korra and Asami emerging from the spirit world, arms wrapped around each other. When we take that into account, it looks like the series will almost 100 percent be taking place after the events of the show, as Korra and Asami return from the spirit world.
No word yet on who will be providing the art for the series, but it sounds like Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko will also be involved.
"The Legend of Korra will continue as comics written by Michael DiMartino, published by Dark Horse!" Konietzko wrote on his Tumblr page. "I've been working on the story with Mike, and I'll be consulting on the art (once we secure an artist/artists)."
That's exciting news for fans of the animated series. As for what the creators of Avatar and Korra are up to next? Konietzko will be working on his new graphic novel series Threadworlds, while DiMartino is working on a new book series called Geniuses.