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Lara Croft Online
18th Jul 2004, 20:47
TOMB RAIDER COMIC SYNCS UP WITH TOMB RAIDER VII VIDEO GAME

Top Cow Productions, in conjunction with Eidos, Ltd, is announcing that the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider comic book will wind down its first volume and relaunch in conjunction with the release of the 7th Tomb Raider video game in the summer of 2005. Top Cow is participating in the re-design of the new game. Top Cow plans to end the 1st volume with issue #50, written by Dan Slott (JLA, She-Hulk), shipping to comic book stores in January.

“Once we spoke with Eidos and realized they were changing Lara Croft up quite a bit it seemed a prudent course to wrap up what we’re doing now and prepare for the newer version sometime late next year,” says Top Cow President Matt Hawkins.

Once Tomb Raider #50 has shipped, Top Cow still plans to release various Tomb Raider specials and one-shots before Volume 2 starts up again with the redesigned character. Top Cow will continue to produce new trade paperbacks of existing storylines and keep the issues in print.



Source: Comix Fan Forums

BlueSkiesXXV
19th Jul 2004, 16:23
Thanks for sharing LCO!

The piece mentions that Top Cow will be participating in the re-design!!!!!!.......That would be wonderful.
The comic books are great.

midroth
19th Jul 2004, 16:38
Originally posted by Blue Skies
Thanks for sharing LCO!

The piece mentions that Top Cow will be participating in the re-design!!!!!!.......That would be wonderful.
The comic books are great.
You are not from europe, hu?

DaveJ
20th Jul 2004, 07:34
Not yet - he's English. ;)

Further news, this time from www.pczone.co.uk:

TOMB RAIDER 7 DATED?

Summer 2005 says the word on the street

"Lara Croft is one of gaming's undoubted icons, but after the debacle which was Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, it's fair to say that Ms Croft has lost something of her all-conquering lustre.

Eidos certainly seemed to think so, removing Ms Croft from the hands of long-standing developer Core Design and placing her fate in the hands of US-based Legacy of Kain outfit Crystal Dynamics. There were even rumours that Ion Storm's Warren Spector may be taking Ms Croft's latest adventure in hand.

Still, little or nothing has been heard of Ms. Croft's fate since. She was a no-show at this year's E3, but work on the provisionally entitled Tomb Raider 7 has presumably continued apace, with unconfirmed reports suggesting that it may put in appearance sometime next year.

Well now those rumours appear to gather more pace as Top Cow productions, creator of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider comic, has confirmed it is winding down its latest issues, for a re-launch in conjunction with the release of the seventh Tomb Raider game in Summer 2005.

Top Cow says that it is also participating in the re-design of the new game.

Unfortunately we were unable to reach any UK Eidos representatives for confirmation, but since the story comes from one of the publisher's business partners, it certainly has a fair degree of credibility.

So there you have it, Tomb Raider 7 seems on course for a release in Summer next year, with input from graphic novel specialist Top Cow. Not a huge amount of detail, but at least it's a start.

We'll bring you more Tomb Raider 7 details as they emerge from the shroud of secrecy."

THE True Lara
20th Jul 2004, 08:54
out of the frying pan into the fire.....

Trinity34
21st Jul 2004, 00:29
It just sounds like to me that Eidos wants Top Cow to follow the game storyline instead of what they have now. No big deal.