Another ATLA comic titled "The Rift"
Another ATLA comic titled "The Rift"
Posted by Icy_Ashford on July 25th, 2013 @ 9:29 AM EST (716)

The Rift Part 1 cover
Comic Book Resources recently revealed that there will be another Avatar: The Last Airbender comic series titled "The Rift" which will once again be written by Gene Yang who was the writer for the previous ATLA comics "The Promise" and "The Search".

Below is a description about "The Rift":

The new trilogy shifts its focus back to Aang and the building of Republic City -- now well known to "Legend of Korra" watchers. Though it was too early in the process to talk specifics, Yang said he was looking forward to return to some of the core "Avatar" cast after spending time away in the Fire Nation for the currently running "The Search." "That story felt like a story of the Fire Nation royal family. The core relationships are Zuko, his sister and his mom. Those are the relationships we wanted to explore all the way through, so how we thought about it was, "if these are the core relationships, how do the other characters reflect what's going on there?" That's why we only touch a little bit on things like Sokka and Katara's relationship."

In particular, the writer is aiming at a larger role for his favored cast member. "What happened to me is that as I watched the show, Zuko was my favorite character, but now that I'm writing it, it's Toph. I mean, I liked Toph before, but now I love Toph," he said. "We're trying to keep the focus on the characters. We want to talk about the world in relation to the characters, so what we learn about the world will always be filtered through their eyes. Aang and Toph will be the center of this one. I missed having Toph in 'The Search!'"


Those who watch The Legend of Korra might be interested to see how Republic City was formed and possibly how Toph sets up the metalbending police system within the city? If you're intrigued, you're welcome to join us with the speculation of "The Rift" in the ASN forums.
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