221 – The Rift

The Rift

Out After Avatar series wraps up with “The Rift” by Gene Luen Yang. After two weeks of knowing the general premise of the comic, we were all pretty excited to dive into this week without any expectations or preconceived notions. We talk about the multiple levels of complexity between the different disconnects and divides throughout this comic: past and future, spirits and humans, etc. We also dive into Toph as a character and praise Yang’s ability to craft such quality character development: after reading this comic, the entire portrayal of Toph throughout all Avatar media is enriched and made deeper. Plus, we say hello to all our comics creator friends and we crown a TRIVIA CHAMPION. To support the show, go to www.Patreon.com/WelcometoComics. For more episodes, hit up www.WelcometoComics.com. Next week: “Secret Wars” by Jim Shooter!