“A Mediocre Dungeon Crawl”
- Mangaka : SAN.G, Yuns (Story), 3B2S, REDICE Studio (Artwork)
- Writer : Ize Press
- Style : Motion, Journey, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen
- Revealed : November 2022
Western readers are getting spoiled with the variety of manhwa coming to bodily print lately, all lovingly edited to suit on our cabinets. Ize Press, the brand new print line from Yen Press, has taken cost with some good manhwa to introduce to new readers in 2022.
One such launch is Tomb Raider King, a manhwa based mostly on the Korean internet novel of the identical title—a narrative about vengeance, time-traveling, and governments racing to manage highly effective relics from the gods. Sadly, Tomb Raider King can’t fairly escape the shadow of extra well-liked manhwa, and allow us to down with an indignant and cocky predominant character who’s tough to attach with.
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Within the 12 months 2025, mysterious “tombs” start showing everywhere in the world, every haboring a strong relic from historical past or fable. As governments and firms race to accumulate these powers, the “tomb raider” Jooheon Suh (no, not the one performed by Angelina Jolie) finds a novel artifact that particulars all the out there tombs and relics.
Jooheon’s relic earns the eye of Chairman Kwon, CEO of TKBM—a company that makes a speciality of relic searching. When Kwon turns into distrustful of his personal raiders, he units a lethal entice for Jooheon…however by the intervention of a relic, Jooheon avoids this destiny and is as an alternative transported 15 years into the previous.
Returning to his youthful physique with data of the long run, Jooheon finds that his unnamed benefactor has given him RPG-style stat home windows solely he can see. Decided to get the leap on Chairman Kwon, Jooheon units out to grab the perfect relics as tombs start to seem for the primary time.
This time round, Jooheon is aware of precisely what to search for—however he isn’t the one one investigating the newly-appearing tombs. Brokers from the American CIA and the Japanese JSDF are each pursuing the relics, whereas TKBM makes its first transfer from the shadows. The JSDF can be helped by a future-telling relic that predicts Jooheon’s actions—so now he’ll have to outwit his opponents and his personal future to return out on prime!
Artistically, Tomb Raider King seems nice, and Ize Press have as soon as once more completed a implausible job of changing a vertical webcomic to a standard paneled format. The motion is simple to comply with, and the particular results really feel like they’ve splashed out of an anime and straight onto the pages.
Why You Ought to Learn Tomb Raider King [Manhwa], Vol 1
1. Motion-packed Shounen Goodness
When you’re not too fussy about your predominant character, then Tomb Raider King is a extremely satisfying learn, with fast-paced motion and nice world-building concerning the relics and their talents. The frantic competitors between governments and firms may’ve come from a spy thriller, and the collection doesn’t shrink back from blood and gore when it must make an impression.
Why You Ought to Skip Tomb Raider King [Manhwa], Vol 1
1. An Insufferable Major Character
Though we fully perceive Jooheon’s want for vengeance, that doesn’t cease him from being a completely unlikeable predominant character. His overt edginess and cockiness make each line of dialogue really feel like he’s mocking each the reader and his enemies on the identical time.
Tomb Raider King feels prefer it’s making an attempt too onerous to make a “badass” predominant character, however provides Jooheon no redeeming qualities, leading to a one-dimensional protagonist who’s nearly inconceivable to love.
When you love action-packed adventures, then you definitely may actually love Tomb Raider King, but it surely’s just a little onerous to not really feel just like the collection is the poor man’s Solo Leveling. Tomb Raider King’s finest components are weighed down by an unlikeable character who’s too edgy and cocky for his personal good.
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