‘The Legend of Abioye’ is a story of an earth bender (Abioye) whose sole companion is a Zebra Lion, a beast that protects Abioye like a mother protects its child and Abioye himself looks after the animal like a man looks after his brother.
A hundred years have passed since Avatar Korra. From the lush jungle lands of a hidden continent yet to be documented on any known map comes rumours of a powerful young earth bender named Abioye.
He lives his life on the run as he is a coveted prize of the ruling Earth bending King that resides over the lands for his unprecedented ability to bend gold. Why run from a life of luxury and riches for all your days you ask? Simple, Abioye dreams of travelling the world and using his gifts to bring fortune to downtrodden lands under oppression from selfish and greedy rulers.
It isn’t long before his abilities become famous among his neighbouring lands and he is tested by random lost sailors from a distant water bender tribe and is told that he is the next incarnation of the Avatar. As this amazing news spreads, the King already in hot pursuit of him, decides to spare no expense on a full on a country-wide manhunt to capture and own Abioye for himself.
Now equipped with the proper incentive, Abioye happily begins his journey to other unknown lands with a greedy king on his heels.
Marcus Williams, an American artist, is the creator and artist behind the comic ‘The Legend of Abioye’
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