Comics Are Great! 61 – Talking Korra, Pt 2 with Gene Yang and Kevin Coppa

August 16, 2012 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, News, Podcasts

Topics: The Legend of Korra, cartoons, writing, storytelling

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t finished watching the first season of The Legend of Korra, you might want to do so before enjoying this episode. But even if you’re not a Korra fan, there’s some fun storytelling talk and analysis on this edition of CAG, as I’m joined by Gene Yang (Prime Baby, The Eternal Smile, Level UpAmerican Born Chinese and more) and Kevin Coppa of the Puppetbenders YouTube series. Together we evaluate how the first season of Korra turned out, focusing on the great character writing, terrific world development, and some of the problems that can arise when you try to fit too much into too little a package.

We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations.

And if you haven’t yet, check out our first discussion on this series held right after the launch of the season.

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2 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 61 – Talking Korra, Pt 2 with Gene Yang and Kevin Coppa”
  1. KB says:

    People keep bringing up that they didn’t know they’d have more episodes to work with as to why the show is so cramped. I think that would actually be a reason why they should have done a better job at pacing. They knew their time limitations. A lot of stuff could have been left out or left open and still been satisfying and left stuff for potential seasons. The love triangle. The easy way Korra got her bending back and fixed everything. Instead of the end feeling like she had accomplished something it felt like a cop-out happy ending.

  2. Joamette Gil says:

    So cool seeing Gene Yang geek out about Avatar/Korra! 😀 By the way: Yakone and his involvement in the plot were foreshadowed right at the end of the first act (Episode 4) when Tarrlok brings him up during the council meeting.