If you’re an Avatar fan like me, without a doubt, 2020 has been the year we’ve been getting fed. Honestly if someone told 2019 me, that in 2020 this fandom would be revived I would’ve told them take it easy on the cactus juice. Between Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra calling Netflix home; not to mention Toph Beifong finally getting her own standalone graphic novel (check out my coverage on our favorite melon lord). It goes without saying, in this new decade with a generation of new fans, we’re entering a new era for the world of Avatar. This is continuing with Katara’s first standalone graphic novel titled Katara and the Pirate’s Silver.
Written by Faith Erin Hicks, Katara and the Pirate’s Silver is set during Book 2. This novel focuses primarily on Katara as she embarks on her own adventure and teams up with a band of pirates to help save her friends. Those of us who’ve read the comics knows that there just isn’t room for the whole cast to shine. It’s hard for any particular character to receive much attention because there are so many others elbowing their way into the spotlight. By focusing on Katara individually, the new book has more room to explore her as a character and to let her grow all the more throughout the story.
Although this isn’t the book to be set during the timeline of the original series; it’s the first to focus on one character. If this does well (which I’m certain it will), think of the possibilities! More standalone graphic novels with our favorite characters! A Zuko or Azula graphic novel? A dream come true! Pirate’s Silver comes out October 13th.