Avatar: The Last Airbender is hot these days, and the franchise is celebrating with all sorts of projects. From a live-action TV series to an animated film, it seems like everything is going well for Aang. Now, recent reports have confirmed new graphic novels are coming as the series expands on its impressive lore, and we’ve gotten our first look at Azula’s own release!
After all, the girl has another side story, and this one will be a wild ride to watch. During San Diego Comic-Con, Azula in the Temple of Spirits was announced, and the comic has just released its first fan art.
“Azula in the Spirit Temple” solo graphic novel coming summer 2023 ⚡ pic.twitter.com/8OwfJCpSyk
— Avatar News (@AvatarNews_) July 24, 2022
As you can see above, the Avatar the artwork shows Azula in her element as she wields a blue fireball in her hand. It looks like the girl has entered some kind of temple, and the fog inside is seen making a pair of eyes above Azula’s head. Of course, she barely noticed the situation upon entering the temple, and her ragged outfit proves that Azula had quite a journey before she found this hidden temple.
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So far, fans know little about this graphic novel, but they do know that it will drop in 2023. This is the second comic to feature Azula as the lead. Avatar visited the princess during Zuko’s search for her mother. Azula returned in a second comic where she disguised herself as a Kemurikage, and the story saw the girl discover her true calling. According to Azula, she is now determined to oversee the Fire Nation as a shadow puppeteer controlling Zuko. As you can imagine, this goal is nearly impossible to achieve, but that won’t stop him from trying. So when this new graphic novel hits shelves, Avatar fans are hoping to learn more about Azula and her journey after the Hundred Year War.
What do you think of this first look at Azula in the Spirit Temple? Are you excited to see more of this character’s journey? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.