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* In issue #10, Lara falls into a whirlpool and almost drowns, losing consciousness. When she wakes up, she's nude on a luxurious bedroom beneath a ModestyBedsheet with all her clothes, equipment and weapons nearby. As she dresses, she concludes that whoever rescued her is confident enough that they don't see her as a threat.

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* UndressingTheUnconscious: In issue #10, Lara falls into a whirlpool and almost drowns, losing consciousness. When she wakes up, she's nude on a luxurious bedroom beneath a ModestyBedsheet with all her clothes, equipment and weapons nearby. As she dresses, she concludes that whoever rescued her is confident enough that they don't see her as a threat.

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* In issue #10, Lara falls into a whirlpool and almost drowns, losing consciousness. When she wakes up, she's nude on a luxurious bedroom beneath a ModestyBedsheet with all her clothes, equipment and weapons nearby. As she dresses, she concludes that whoever rescued her is confident enough that they don't see her as a threat.


** ActionSurvivor: Lara's origin in the comics. In this universe, she crash landed in the Himalayas and learned to become an archer as well as survivalist before returning to civilization.

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** * ActionSurvivor: Lara's origin in the comics. In this universe, she crash landed in the Himalayas and learned to become an archer as well as survivalist before returning to civilization.



* {{Expy}}: Oddly enough, Lara's origin parallels ComicBook/GreenArrow.

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Oddly enough, Lara's origin parallels ComicBook/GreenArrow.

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* WatchingTheReflectionUndress: Lara is taking a relaxing [[BathtubScene bubble bath]] which is [[InterruptedBath interrupted]] by Chase who has information on the plot for her. She's covered by CensorSuds, so she's unconcerned with him in the bathroom until she has to leave tub and she asks him to turn around, which he complies. But as she's drying herself, she notices he's been [[EatingTheEyeCandy staring at her]] through the mirror and angrily throws the towel at his face.


The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts located across the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

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The first series was published by Top Cow Creator/TopCowProductions and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts located across the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

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* BattleCouple: Chase and Lara used to be this but now they're AmicableExes.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Chase Carver and Lara have this relationship, though Lara usually gets the best of their verbal sparring.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Compton]], Morgana Le Fey


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* FrazettaMan: Lara fights some of these while helping her ex-college roommate investigate an underground LostWorld.


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* LostWorld: Lara investigates one of these with Chase where dinosaurs exist alongside FrazettaMan characters.


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* TyrannosaurusRex: In a ShoutOut to the original game, Lara has to face one of these when she's transported to another dimension or another point the past.


The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts located across the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

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The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts located across the Top Cow SharedUniverse.



** Compton is a pretty clear one for [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred Pennyworth.]]

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** Compton is a pretty clear one for [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred Pennyworth.]] [[spoiler: It makes his betrayal all the more horrifying.]]



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Compton turns out to have arranged for the death of the Croft family by sabotaging their plane.]]



* ParentalSubstitute: Compton serves as this to Lara but she was an adult when her parents died so it's a DownplayedTrope example.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Compton serves as this to Lara but she was an adult when her parents died so it's a DownplayedTrope example. [[spoiler: Which is a good thing because he's actually evil.]]


The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts in the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

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The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teamed up with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts in located across the Top Cow SharedUniverse.


The ''Tomb Raider'' comic series is a spin off of the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' franchise. They follow the adventures of AdventurerArchaeologist Lara Croft as she travels the world, visit exotic locations, and shoot people.

The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teame dup with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts in the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

The second series was published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and takes place in the Tomb Raider reboot continuity after ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and its sequel after ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider''. Its first six issues were co-written by Creator/GailSimone and Creator/RhiannaPratchett. They follow Lara dealing with the aftermath of her adventures in Yamatai and later her struggles with the [[AncientConspiracy Trinity]] organization.

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The ''Tomb Raider'' comic series is are a spin off of the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' franchise. They follow the adventures of AdventurerArchaeologist Lara Croft as she travels the world, globes, visit exotic locations, and shoot shoots people.

The first series was published by Top Cow and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teame dup Teamed up with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts in the Top Cow SharedUniverse.

The second series was published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and takes place in the Tomb Raider reboot continuity after ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and its sequel after ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider''. Its first six issues were co-written written by Creator/GailSimone and Creator/RhiannaPratchett. They follow Lara dealing with the aftermath of her adventures in Yamatai and later her struggles with the [[AncientConspiracy Trinity]] organization.


** Compton is a pretty clear one for [[ComicBook/Batman Alfred Pennyworth.]]

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** Compton is a pretty clear one for [[ComicBook/Batman [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Alfred Pennyworth.]]]]
* DisposableFiance: Lara has one of these and we never even get to learn his name.


The second series was published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and takes place in the Tomb Raider reboot continuity after ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and its sequel after VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider. Its first six issues were co-written by Creator/GailSimone and ''Creator/RhiannaPratchett.'' They follow Lara dealing with the aftermath of her adventures in Yamatai and later her struggles with the [[AncientConspiracy Trinity]] organization.

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The second series was published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and takes place in the Tomb Raider reboot continuity after ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and its sequel after VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider. ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider''. Its first six issues were co-written by Creator/GailSimone and ''Creator/RhiannaPratchett.'' Creator/RhiannaPratchett. They follow Lara dealing with the aftermath of her adventures in Yamatai and later her struggles with the [[AncientConspiracy Trinity]] organization.


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** Compton is a pretty clear one for [[ComicBook/Batman Alfred Pennyworth.]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Medusa Mask is the first of these Lara has to deal with but far from the last.
* BattleButler: Compton was originally the Croft family bodyguard but eventually became Lara's butler and ParentalSubstitute.


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* HandsomeLech: Chase Carver actually hits on Lara while she's in mourning for her NotQuiteDead butler.
* LovableRogue: Chase Carver is a former lover of Lara Croft's but OnlyInItForTheMoney. Lara keeps letting him back into her life anyway.


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* ParentalSubstitute: Compton serves as this to Lara but she was an adult when her parents died so it's a DownplayedTrope example.


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* AdaptationalVillainy: The Trinity organization was never ''good'' by any stretch of the imagination and verged on ANaziByAnyOtherName but a lot of their actions in the comic book serve no purpose other than to KickTheDog.
* AncientConspiracy: The Trinity organization has been around for millennium and are behind most of the events of the series, apparently.


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* GrandTheftMe: Himiko tries this a second time on Sam. [[spoiler: It succeeds until Lara manages to draw her spirit out and imprison it in a mirror.]]


The ''Franchise/TombRaider'' comic book series are based on the games produced by Eidos Interactive and Core Design, which star the character of Lara Croft. The series, which ran from 1999 to 2005 (in which the fiftieth and final issue was released), consisted of monthly issues published by Top Cow Productions, who secured the rights to producing comics after a long struggle. Preceding this series, French publisher Glenat got the green light from Eidos France to produce a comic series called Dark Eons based on the Tomb Raider games, which was taken off the market shortly after. Besides the monthly series, a parallel 12-part series called Journeys, which ran from 2001 to 2003, was also published.

The comics are primarily based on the same continuity as the games by Core Design, in which Lara's plane crashes when she is twenty-one years old (rather than the latter games by Crystal Dynamics, the plane crash happening when she was only nine years old), but the exact details are changed. In the comic, Lara is accompanied by both her parents and her fiance;, the plane trip taken to celebrate her impending marriage (in the game series, Lara plane is chartered to take on a skiing holiday). Writers Dan Jurgens, John Nay Riber, and James Bonny worked on the series, which also featured the art of Andy Park, Michael Turner, Billy Tan, and Adam Hughes, amongst others.

There are one shots occasionally released and talk of the comic being reintroduced to tie into the ''Tomb Raider: Legend'' edited continuity. There have also been frequent crossovers with other Top Cow publications such as ComicBook/{{Fathom}}, ComicBook/TheDarkness, ComicBook/{{Magdalena}}, and ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}. The debut issue of Tomb Raider was the number one-selling comic book of 1999.

In late 2006, Top Cow released the ''Tomb Raider Compendium''. This was a large, single volume, collected edition of the Tomb Raider comic series; a hardcover version followed in 2008. The book encompasses all 50 issues (well over 1000 pages), as well as a cover gallery featuring select covers, most of them done by Adam Hughes. It is a full-size, full-color reproduction of all fifty issues on high-quality paper. This collection, however, does not include the various specials, minis, and one-shots from the series. This would probably explain why the compendium has "Volume One" written on the side.

Bandai Entertainment also published a "tankōbon" set of volumes, which reprints older stories in black-and-white in a smaller book. ''Tomb Raider'' comics were announced to return in late 2007; however, this was delayed due to licensing issues.

n 2014 Dark Horse Comics began publishing a new series of comics, set between the 2013 reboot and its sequel, Creator/GailSimone wrote the first six issues, before collaborating with Rhianna Pratchett for the next arc, before Pratchett took over for the rest of the series. In 2016 another series started to bridge the gap between ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'' and the next game in the series.

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The ''Tomb Raider'' comic series is a spin off of the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' comic book franchise. They follow the adventures of AdventurerArchaeologist Lara Croft as she travels the world, visit exotic locations, and shoot people.

The first
series are based on the games produced by Eidos Interactive and Core Design, which star the character of Lara Croft. The series, which ran from 1999 to 2005 (in which the fiftieth and final issue was released), consisted of monthly issues published by Top Cow Productions, and follows the adventures of Lara Croft during her original continuity. Having lost her father, mother, and fiance in a plane crash--she has since become an ThrillSeeker who secured struggles to fill her life with adventure. Teame dup with her BattleButler Compton and LovableRogue love interest Chase Carver, she finds numerous supernatural artifacts in the rights to producing comics after a long struggle. Preceding this series, French publisher Glenat got the green light from Eidos France to produce a comic Top Cow SharedUniverse.

The second
series called Dark Eons based on was published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and takes place in the Tomb Raider games, which was taken off the market shortly after. Besides the monthly series, a parallel 12-part series called Journeys, which ran from 2001 to 2003, was also published.

The comics are primarily based on the same
reboot continuity as the games by Core Design, in which Lara's plane crashes when she is twenty-one years old (rather than the latter games by Crystal Dynamics, the plane crash happening when she was only nine years old), but the exact details are changed. In the comic, Lara is accompanied by both her parents and her fiance;, the plane trip taken to celebrate her impending marriage (in the game series, Lara plane is chartered to take on a skiing holiday). Writers Dan Jurgens, John Nay Riber, and James Bonny worked on the series, which also featured the art of Andy Park, Michael Turner, Billy Tan, and Adam Hughes, amongst others.

There are one shots occasionally released and talk of the comic being reintroduced to tie into the ''Tomb Raider: Legend'' edited continuity. There have also been frequent crossovers with other Top Cow publications such as ComicBook/{{Fathom}}, ComicBook/TheDarkness, ComicBook/{{Magdalena}}, and ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}. The debut issue of Tomb Raider was the number one-selling comic book of 1999.

In late 2006, Top Cow released the ''Tomb Raider Compendium''. This was a large, single volume, collected edition of the Tomb Raider comic series; a hardcover version followed in 2008. The book encompasses all 50 issues (well over 1000 pages), as well as a cover gallery featuring select covers, most of them done by Adam Hughes. It is a full-size, full-color reproduction of all fifty issues on high-quality paper. This collection, however, does not include the various specials, minis, and one-shots from the series. This would probably explain why the compendium has "Volume One" written on the side.

Bandai Entertainment also published a "tankōbon" set of volumes, which reprints older stories in black-and-white in a smaller book. ''Tomb Raider'' comics were announced to return in late 2007; however, this was delayed due to licensing issues.

n 2014 Dark Horse Comics began publishing a new series of comics, set between the 2013 reboot
after ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' and its sequel, sequel after VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider. Its first six issues were co-written by Creator/GailSimone wrote the first six issues, before collaborating and ''Creator/RhiannaPratchett.'' They follow Lara dealing with Rhianna Pratchett for the next arc, before Pratchett took over for aftermath of her adventures in Yamatai and later her struggles with the rest of the series. In 2016 another series started to bridge the gap between ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'' and the next game in the series.
[[AncientConspiracy Trinity]] organization.


* Crossover: Lara Croft and Sarah Pezzini had numerous crossovers. Lara was also fully integrated into the Top Cow universe as an adventurer, which meant you could see the Darkness or other characters crossover with her.

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* Crossover: {{Crossover}}: Lara Croft and Sarah Pezzini had numerous crossovers. Lara was also fully integrated into the Top Cow universe as an adventurer, which meant you could see the Darkness or other characters crossover with her.


The comics are primarily based on the same continuity as the games by Core Design, in which Lara's plane crashes when she is twenty-one years old (rather than the latter games by Crystal Dynamics, the plane crash happening when she was only nine years old), but the exact details are changed. In the comic, Lara is accompanied by both her parents and her fiancé, the plane trip taken to celebrate her impending marriage (in the game series, Lara plane is chartered to take on a skiing holiday). Writers Dan Jurgens, John Nay Riber, and James Bonny worked on the series, which also featured the art of Andy Park, Michael Turner, Billy Tan, and Adam Hughes, amongst others.

There are one shots occasionally released and talk of the comic being reintroduced to tie into the ''Tomb Raider: Legend'' edited continuity. There have also been frequent crossovers with other Top Cow publications such as Fathom, The Darkness, Magdalena, and Witchblade. The debut issue of Tomb Raider was the number one-selling comic book of 1999.

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The comics are primarily based on the same continuity as the games by Core Design, in which Lara's plane crashes when she is twenty-one years old (rather than the latter games by Crystal Dynamics, the plane crash happening when she was only nine years old), but the exact details are changed. In the comic, Lara is accompanied by both her parents and her fiancé, fiance;, the plane trip taken to celebrate her impending marriage (in the game series, Lara plane is chartered to take on a skiing holiday). Writers Dan Jurgens, John Nay Riber, and James Bonny worked on the series, which also featured the art of Andy Park, Michael Turner, Billy Tan, and Adam Hughes, amongst others.

There are one shots occasionally released and talk of the comic being reintroduced to tie into the ''Tomb Raider: Legend'' edited continuity. There have also been frequent crossovers with other Top Cow publications such as Fathom, The Darkness, Magdalena, ComicBook/{{Fathom}}, ComicBook/TheDarkness, ComicBook/{{Magdalena}}, and Witchblade.ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}. The debut issue of Tomb Raider was the number one-selling comic book of 1999.



n 2014 Dark Horse Comics began publishing a new series of comics, set between the 2013 reboot and its sequel, Creator/GailSimone wrote the first six issues, before collaborating with Rhianna Pratchett for the next arc, before Pratchett took over for the rest of the series. In 2016 another series started to bridge the gap between ''VideoGame/RiseOftheTombRaider'' and the next game in the series.

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n 2014 Dark Horse Comics began publishing a new series of comics, set between the 2013 reboot and its sequel, Creator/GailSimone wrote the first six issues, before collaborating with Rhianna Pratchett for the next arc, before Pratchett took over for the rest of the series. In 2016 another series started to bridge the gap between ''VideoGame/RiseOftheTombRaider'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'' and the next game in the series.

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