Mi trovi su: #3792506
n° 36 The Black Legion”, Part 2 of 3
Lara Croft and her boyfriend search for gold but meet a nice lady who also wants the gold!
Writer: James Bonny
Penciler: Tony Daniel
Inker: Jonathan Sibal
Colorist: Tyson Wengler
Letters: Dreamer Design’s Robin Spehar, Dennis Heisler, and Mark Roslan
Associate Editor: Scott Tucker
Editor: Renae Geerlings
Editor in Chief: Jim McLauchlin
Editorial Assistants: Peter Lam, Phil Smith, and Sina Grace
Graphic Design: Stephanie Lesniak
Production: Alvin Coats and Chaz Riggs
Cover: Tony Daniel and Tyson Wengler
Special Thanks: Matt Knoles, Matt Gorman, and the folks at Eidos Interactive; Jeremy Smith, Adrian Smith, and the folks at Core
Surprisingly, Tomb Raider #36 was a better read than I thought and not just a throwaway book. It’s actually quite a fun adventure.
Lara Croft and her love interest Joe Notafraid, which admittedly is a stupid name, are in a mountain range called the Black Legion in Arizona. An old legend has hidden gold somewhere within the Black Legion and Lara and Joe on the trail of it. Eventually, the budding couple stumble upon the riches but are confronted by Lady Jasmine and her henchmen, also looking to get the gold. During this attack, Joe is mesmerized by the key stone and zones out. The couple makes their escape and Lara takes a swim nearby. The changed Joe leaves to find the gold, leaving Lara to be captured by Jasmine. The ending makes for a nice cliffhanger.
Bonny’s dialogue is written enjoyably well. Lara and Joe’s relationship is shown through the casual and witty conversations. Lara’s quips towards Jasmine are funny and add to her personality. Despite being a generic plot, the situations in the story and amusing and Bonny writes a good Lara. Her troubled contemplation over Joe’s new state is interesting and a point to look forward to. Also, I believe this title can be enjoyed by more than just players of the videogame series. Still, the story is nothing amazing or extremely fascinating.
Tony Daniel’s pencils are again just standard work from Top Cow. Daniel still does quality work but at times the pencils are overly exaggerated, sloppy, and not fully clear and understandable. It feels like some scenes are even left out or do not connect properly.
Overall, Tomb Raider #36 is more than it seems but still is not an enticing title.
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