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Pyro99
03-06-18, 16:25
I recently started reading the classic Tomb Raider comics, and I wanted to see what you guys think: The Survivor comics are obviously part of the current canon, but the classics belong to a separate timeline. If you had to fit them into one of the main timelines, would you consider the Lara of the classic comics to be the same as Core Lara? On the one hand, they were published during the Core era, and it's nice to attribute a few more adventures and personality traits to classic Lara, but at the same time, she feels similar to Angelina Lara, who partly inspired Legend Lara's lifestyle.

(In the same way, I'm curious about whether Lara's fun adventures in the Revisioned animated series can fit into the Legend timeline seeing how they were released around the same time, even if it's a different voice actress)

Portugalraider
03-06-18, 17:29
I recently started reading the classic Tomb Raider comics, and I wanted to see what you guys think: The Survivor comics are obviously part of the current canon, but the classics belong to a separate timeline. If you had to fit them into one of the main timelines, would you consider the Lara of the classic comics to be the same as Core Lara? On the one hand, they were published during the Core era, and it's nice to attribute a few more adventures and personality traits to classic Lara, but at the same time, she feels similar to Angelina Lara, who partly inspired Legend Lara's lifestyle.

(In the same way, I'm curious about whether Lara's fun adventures in the Revisioned animated series can fit into the Legend timeline seeing how they were released around the same time, even if it's a different voice actress)

The Top Cow comics are their separate canon. In fact, the Tomb Raider games exist within the Top Cow comics as fictional work based on the "real" Lara Croft life. :p

TrustyBow
03-06-18, 18:11
The Top Cow comics are their separate canon. In fact, the Tomb Raider games exist within the Top Cow comics as fictional work based on the "real" Lara Croft life. :p

Wait, really? That's pretty awesome.

I recently started reading them too, and I have to say, I'm not too big of a fan. Mostly because of Carver. I feel like he's just typical, witty love interest that isn't a love interest.

Pyro99
03-06-18, 19:21
The Top Cow comics are their separate canon. In fact, the Tomb Raider games exist within the Top Cow comics as fictional work based on the "real" Lara Croft life. :p

oh, really? ive read very little about them, but i suppose thats a cute way to tie everything together

Portugalraider
03-06-18, 21:41
Wait, really? That's pretty awesome.

I recently started reading them too, and I have to say, I'm not too big of a fan. Mostly because of Carver. I feel like he's just typical, witty love interest that isn't a love interest.

You take that back right now! -_-

Jk, of course, but I personally really like Chase Carver and his dynamic with Lara. But different tastes I guess… :p

michaeldt
04-06-18, 18:34
I love those classic comics so much. Top Cow Lara is the perfect Lara imo, even better than Core Lara in some respects :D

TrustyBow
04-06-18, 22:47
You take that back right now! -_-

Jk, of course, but I personally really like Chase Carver and his dynamic with Lara. But different tastes I guess… :p

haha I'm probably being a bit too harsh considering I only read the first 5 issues. I think I just prefer Lara to be alone during her adventures.

Boobandie
05-06-18, 06:44
The timeline of the comics doesn't really mesh with Core's games so I don't try to make them the same canon.

However much like the Five Night's at Freddy's books are a different canon to the games, we can use the comics to fill in some of the blanks. It's likely a lot of these adventures did happen, in albeit different ways. Like how TR1 and Anniversary are about the same artefact in different continuities.

For example in the comics Lara's mother's is referenced to as Andrea, her name was never said in the games or booklets but it's likely that's what Core would have if not directly chose to be her canonical name. Namely because her father is correctly called Lord Henshingly in the same scene lending the information credibility, and Andrea is a developer name (Andrea.trc files in TR5) .

Cezar
05-06-18, 18:01
The Top Cow comics are their separate canon. In fact, the Tomb Raider games exist within the Top Cow comics as fictional work based on the "real" Lara Croft life. :p

Really? :) Great, could you tell me in what comics is the confirmation of this? :)

Portugalraider
05-06-18, 22:20
Really? :) Great, could you tell me in what comics is the confirmation of this? :)

The very last one. :p

Mild spoilers ahead: The comic starts in a sort of "Lara Croft Museum" where visitors are greeted by a blocky Lara Croft hologram which, when asked about her blocky appearance, says she is not based on the real Lara Croft, but on the first models used on games based on her life.

Lily.J
05-06-18, 23:28
I love those classic comics so much. Top Cow Lara is the perfect Lara imo, even better than Core Lara in some respects :D

For me, the Top Cow Lara from Dan Jurgens (first tomes, from the traduction of Jerome Wicky at Delcourt better than the original in my opinion) is simply the best Lara of the 90's. ;)

Much more entertaining, intelligent, interesting, sarcastic, sassy, witty, moving, lovely, and… Bad-ass ? :o

It is a version that does not emphasize so much on her aristocratic leanings (clothes, gestures etc ...) And that could have annoyed me, but this Lara is so great that I do not see it finally as a fault.

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Legends
19-07-18, 00:09
haha I'm probably being a bit too harsh considering I only read the first 5 issues. I think I just prefer Lara to be alone during her adventures.

I agree. Sometimes Top Cow just nailed it. Or rather Andy Park and Michael Turner.