Tomb Raider, Vol 1.: Spore

Tomb Raider Vol Spore After Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft s adventure continues in an all new comic Dark Horse series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki Lara Croft is pursuing a secret lost truth that leads

  • Title: Tomb Raider, Vol 1.: Spore
  • Author: Mariko Tamaki
  • ISBN: 9781506700106
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • After Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft s adventure continues in an all new comic Dark Horse series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki Lara Croft is pursuing a secret lost truth that leads her to a mushroom said to grant immortality and an organization called The Knights of the Spore who would do anything to keep the mushroom s power for themselves Lara s ingenAfter Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft s adventure continues in an all new comic Dark Horse series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki Lara Croft is pursuing a secret lost truth that leads her to a mushroom said to grant immortality and an organization called The Knights of the Spore who would do anything to keep the mushroom s power for themselves Lara s ingenuity and tenacity for survival will be put to the ultimate test as her search leads her closer and closer to the truth.Collecting the entire first arc of the Tomb Raider comic series, issues 1 6

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    1. A reread, within the same year?! (At a friend's request. . .)I didn't read this because I am a fan of the video games, because I've never played them.I didn't read this because I have seen the movies, because I've never seen them.I didn't read this because I am reading all the different runs of the series, because this is the only volume I've read.I read this because Tamaki wrote it and I am following her from award-winning indie comics such as This One Summer and Skim--which I loved--to her sig [...]

    2. Her bewbs may not be the focus (for some) anymore but Mariko Tamaki still fails to give Lara Croft much of an identity in Tomb Raider, Volume 1: Spore.This book is basically a crappier version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Lara and her ragtag bunch have to find some magic mushrooms (not the fun kind) that grant immortal life - but not if the ‘shrooms’ protectors stop her first!What follows is a dull and generic actioner. I mean, is there anything less exciting than ineffective bad g [...]

    3. I requested this on Edelweiss before I came to check it out on . Lesson learned.I love all things Tomb Raider. I've been playing the games from the beginning and have played every single one since. However this is the first time I've picked up the comic book. And - despite the fact that it says "Vol 1", this is a collection of the comics 18-24. Which explains exactly why I felt so lost throughout a good portion of it. It was obvious that I should know people and references, that I should have th [...]

    4. I don't know about this oneI loved the action bits, the badass female character, the fact that she has a work partner, and that they rely on each other equally in times of need. The pacing of the story is good and the illustrations are alright (could use some work on transitions though). I'm interested to learn about Lara Croft's back story and her past traumas and I think the foreshadowing and flashbacks were used well.What I'm not a fan of is the use of China as a backdrop to the story. There' [...]

    5. It's classic Tomb Raider in that at least one tomb is raided. Otherwise, the story is pointless. Lara Croft and a crazy professor try to find the mushroom of immortality in China with some grey-faced zombie guys chasing them. Do we learn why the professor is kind of crazy? Not really. Do we learn who the grey-face zombie villains are? Not at all. Do the grey-faced zombie villains inexplicably keep tracking Lara and the professor down just so the story can keep going through six issues? I think y [...]

    6. About on par with the first series of graphic novels, but definitely nowhere near as good as the game storylines themselves. This disappointingly felt a lot lighter on the dialogue than the first series did, but then it has been a while since I've read those and playing Rise of the Tomb Raider (finally) in between could very well be skewing my memory on that. The art has a bit more of a cartoon vibe but it's overall very solid and vibrant.

    7. Like all of the author's works, this Tomb Raider comic was spectacular. The narrative was very well built, no tip was left without explanation and the cliffhanger was really inviting for the reader to go in search of the next volume. The art is very well made and can hold the reader to each frame.

    8. I didn't quite like this arc. It felt boring and it lacked of something. Plus the art wasn't really good. I hope the next volume gets better.

    9. As always with the Tomb Raider covers and these graphic novels in general, I love anything with the Tomb Raider world. I'm always drawn to these kind of books. I'm not sure why. Is it the sense of Lara Croft's adventures that I enjoy reading about? Is it the type of artifacts that she is going after? Who knows.Things that I liked: I like that Lara Croft is always on some sort of adventure whether she plans to be on one or not. They always just seem to fall into her lap. I enjoyed reading this gr [...]

    10. these were a wondrous improvement from the first installation of novels (the ones between tomb raider (2014) and rise of the tomb raider). the art style is consistent -- there's no weird white washing and flip flopping between character skin tones (seriously so glad to see jonah in his proper form). the plot seems a lot more focused and weighted. highly recommend reading this once you've finished rise of the tomb raider.

    11. I loved how they showed how to use other senses, not just seeing through this graphic novel. It's a good sensory read since Lara learns from an almost blind woman how to use her ears more effectively. Also, we see more of how Lara is made to be Lara.

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