Comic Review: Tomb Raider Archives Vol 1 HC (Dark Horse)

All Tomb Raider fans will LOVE this collection Tomb Raider Archives begins with an introduction by artist Andy Park about what working on the series meant to him. This book […]

All Tomb Raider fans will LOVE this collection

Tomb Raider Archives begins with an introduction by artist Andy Park about what working on the series meant to him. This book collects 6 story arcs together:

  • The Medusa Mask
  • Ancient Futures
  • Dead Centre
  • Shangri-la
  • Jungle of Honduras
  • Without Limit

And even includes the first ever published Tomb Raider strip from 1996 Sega’s Mean Machine comic as well as a cover art gallery.

The stories are exactly what you would expect from the adventures of Lara Croft, excitement, humour and of course danger as she takes on everything from alligators to yetis even throwing in a few dinosaurs and gods along with numerous human enemies just to fill in the gaps.

Lara is instantly recognizable from the games but luckily not a carbon copy (less triangular) and she wears some of her iconic outfits and of course, her trusty sidearms get a lot of action. Lara’s adversary/love interest/antagonist comes in the form of Chase Carver who compliments Lara by being everything she’s not but what a team they make.

The Sega comic is awesome but it would have been cool to get some more bonus stuff like concept art or Lara’s history just something to get the geek juice flowing more but even as it is its a really good collection and one I will definitely be looking to own

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement