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Tomb Raider (Top Cow Issue 1)

The first official issue in the 50 issue series.

Tomb Raider (Also known as Tomb Raider: The Series) is a comic book series, based on the video game series of the same name, following the titular Tomb Raider, Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider debuted in 1997 in a crossover with the series, Witchblade.

Tomb Raider later was picked up for it's own series which ran from 1999-2005.

Main Series Edit

The main series was made up of 50 issues which chronicle the various adventures of Lara Croft, her life, and the numerous artifacts she's discovered and her fight to keep them from those who would use their power for nefarious ends.

The stories were as follows:

  • Pilots (Issues 0 and 1/2)
  • The Medusa Mask (Issues 1-4)
  • Ancient Futures (Issues 5-6)
  • Dead Center (Issues 7-10)
  • Shangri-La (Issues 11-12)
  • Jungle of Honduras (Issues 13-14)
  • Without Limit (Issue 15)
  • Pieces of Zero (Issues 16-17 and 19-20)
  • Year of the Cat (Issue 18)
  • The Trap - The Path of the Tiger (Issues 21-23)
  • Medusa's Garden (Issue 24)
  • Endgame (Issue 25, crossover with Witchblade)
  • The Abyss (Issues 26-28)
  • Strange Flesh (Issues 29-30)
  • Conquista (Issue 31)
  • Angel of Darkness (Issues 32-34, based on the video game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness)
  • The Black Legion (Issues 35-37)
  • Blood Stones (Issues 38-39)
  • Risen (Issue 40)
  • Spirit Walker (Issues 41-42)
  • Tower of Souls (Issues 43-44)
  • Inner Demons (Issues 45)
  • Gathering Storm (Issues 46-48)
  • Vendetta (Issue 49)
  • Alpha Omega (Issue 50)

The strips were written by Dan Jurgens and illustrated by talents such as Andy Park, Billy Tan and Francis Manapul.

CharactersEdit

LocationsEdit

One Shots Edit

Multiple one shot stories were produced during the Top Cow run:

  • Witchblade & Tomb Raider #1 (Tomb Raider Comic Debut)
  • Tomb Raider & Witchblade & Darkness – Dark Crossings #01 – 02
  • Tomb Raider & Witchblade – Revisited
  • Tomb Raider – Arabian Nights
  • Tomb Raider – Darkness – 01
  • Tomb Raider – Epiphany
  • Tomb Raider – Origins
  • Tomb Raider – Scarface’s Treasure
  • Tomb Raider – Takeover
  • Tomb Raider – The Darkness Special 1
  • Tomb Raider – The Greatest Treasure of All – Prelude
  • Tomb Raider Gallery
  • Witchblade & Tomb Raider #0.5
  • Wizard Special – Tomb Raider7

Journeys Edit

Main Article: Tomb Raider: Journeys

Tomb Raider Journeys is an alternate universe of comics which follows a differenent incarnation of Lara Croft from the main comic series.

Reboot Edit

Main Article: Tomb Raider (Dark Horse Comics)

After the original run of Tomb Raider comics by Top Cow ended in 2005, it was announced that the series would return in 2007, however it was delayed due to licensing issues.

After the 2013 reboot of the video game series, it was announced that Dark Horse would be penning a new series of comics which directly tied into the games, bridging the gaps between games.

Book PublishingEdit

In 2001, some of the original comic strips were released together in four book collections and in 2016 to celebrate Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary, the original strips as well as Journeys and five one shot stories were put together in a four volume set called "Tomb Raider Archives."

Original book seriesEdit

Tomb Raider ArchivesEdit