Since 2017, Dark Horse Comics and The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino have produced a series of graphic novels canonically continuing the hit animated series. The first three-book series, Turf Wars, received a Library Edition hardcover last March. Today, Dark Horse has announced, in an exclusive to The Beat, a Library Edition collection for The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, the publisher’s recently-concluded second Legend of Korra series. The story, written by DiMartino and illustrated by Michelle Wong, in consultation with series co-creator Bryan Konietzko and writer Tim Hedrick, finds Korra defending the Earth Kingdom’s transition to democracy from the threat of a would-be dictator.
Here’s Dark Horse’s official description for The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire:
On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom’s future is endangered by its past. As former Earth Empire leader Kuvira works to reclaim her honor, the devious commander Guan undermines the peace Avatar Korra has established to take power for himself. Korra and Kuvira must learn to work together to ensure the future of the Earth Kingdom.
The oversized hardcover collection will feature new behind-the-scenes material, including a sketchbook with commentary from Wong.
Dark Horse’s Library Editions are beautiful archival-quality collections, and their larger scale—the standard Korra books are 6″ by 9″, while the Library Editions have measured 9″ by 12″—showcases the visuals of the books well.
Check out the cover art for the forthcoming hardcover collection below. the 240-page The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Library Edition will retail for $39.99, and is due in comic shops on September 9th, 2020, with a wide release on September 22nd.