Ah, the late '90s and the early '00s! Now that was a time for comic books, my friends. Comic books like Tomb Raider!
Based on the videogame series, Top Cow's Tomb Raider comics started in 1999 and ran for 50 issues. Which leads me to today's news from Dark Horse Comics: A new Tomb Raider comic will launch once the lastest Tomb Raider game hits—and in the meantime, a "48-page, six-part hardcover omnibus" (huh? okay!) will set up the new game's story. Which, sure, fine, but what's really great is the cover for the new comic. Where are you going, Lara? Are you blind? You're walking off the boat!
As a dude who's gone on record as loving Danger Girl, I don't have the strongest leg to stand on, but still: Few comic book covers have ever been more ridiculous than those of Top Cow's Tomb Raider books, which were a shameless, nonstop parade of tits, asses, guns, and monsters (to be fair, the above things still sell a lot of terrible comics). In celebration of what's merely the latest ridiculous Tomb Raider cover (seriously, Lara, you're a terrible swimmer—at least put on a life vest), let's take a moment to remember the Tomb Raider covers of yore.
- This is the only time a Greg Land cover will look classy in comparison.