If you’ve never seen the work of Marcus Williams, get ready for a real treat. As a comics artist and fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Williams took it upon himself to imagine the next Avatar after Korra–a young Earthbender named Abioye. The cast of characters and background he has built for the story is wonderful, a crew of friends and allies that are right at home in the Avatar universe.
Look at the spirit of Korra! Korra all grown up! Also Abioye is a goldbender. Let that sink in for a moment.:
In addition to Ballogun the Firebender and Funmilayo (Abioye’s Airbending comrade), he also has a non-bender friend from childhood, Obi. Obi’s a great mechanic, but not one for confrontation:
Abioye’s mother, Iya Inaede, is a warrior in her own right. She was raised jointly by a group of elderly women and trained as an Earthbender, famous by the time she reached her twenties for defending her tribe and the lands surrounding it:
Maji is a Waterbending prodigy (whose appearance was based on the albino black model, Ava Clark) who created a technique around Steambending:
There’s much more to the tale Williams is building, including sketches for motorcycles and skates that Abioye creates out of stone, and his Avatar animal pal Imari. Who is a zebra lion. No big deal.