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Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South, Part One: 12/02/16
Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South, Part One by Gene Luen Yang is set in the Southern Tribe village — revisiting the on-going strife between the North and South.
Katara and Sokka return home while Aang is with Zuko. They had left a village of loosely connected home buildings and meeting houses. Now they're greeted with a huge bustling city and construction crews everywhere. Gentrification has hit the South Pole and with it corruption, racism, and the social unease that major cities are currently facing.
It's interesting to see Katara and Sokka's home at a midway point. We know what it was like when they first met Aang — small, isolated, and torn apart by the Fire Nation. We see it with Korra too — a modern city, different from the Northern Water Tribe city but definitely not this rapidly built monstrosity that Katara and Sooka encounter here.