I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first, but I think that’s on me this time. The art is still the same beautiful quality, the writing is still true to the characters, the worldbuilding is still impeccable. It’s just, this volume happens to feature two things that I personally really dislike in stories. And on top of that there’s a cliffhanger!
Number one thing that I don’t enjoy in stories almost 100% of the time: stories about gangs and organized crime. I just, I just hate it. I don’t know why. I find those stories dull and hateful. I become resentful when a TV show I like does a story that features story arcs about it. If you can get me to enthusiastically like a story about organized crime you have worked a miracle. And what does this volume center on? Organized crime in Republic City. Sigh.
Second thing: Stories about when the people turn on the heroes who are protecting them. I get that this is a thing that would be likely to happen, say, if we were to live in a world where people had magical powers, because people are fickle and stupid. But I still don’t like it. And what do we have here? Another instance of Korra doing her best, and the people being angry at her for it. I didn’t mind it in season three when the spirit jungle invaded Republic City because everything else that was going on either distracted or enhanced that storyline. But here, I dislike reading about the main storyline, and then Korra’s arc is to yet again have the people turn on her. I just didn’t find it a very fun reading experience.
Hoping that #3 features way less of things I personally dislike so I can go back to writing fluffy reviews about how pretty Asami is and how Zhu Li is a badass, and so on. And like, Meeko saves people with fartbending or whatever.
Read Harder Challenge 2018: A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image.