Monday, March 3, 2014

Tomb Raider #1

As someone who hasn't played the new Tomb Raider game, focused on exploring the origins of Lara Croft, I found Tomb Raider #1 a bit of a tease as it takes place after the events of the recent game which we only see glimpses of in dialogue or dream flashbacks from our heroine's time on the Japanese island of Yamatai which forged Lara Croft into the adventurous English archaeologist fans have enjoyed ever since the first game was released in 1996.

Picking up sometime after Croft's life-changing experiences, we see her interactions with two other survivors including a fellow shipwrecked passenger of the Endurance who seems literally haunted by some mystical force surrounding the artifacts which were removed from the island during their tumultuous stay there.

Those who have played the game are obviously going to have a heads-up on the rest of us as it appears we're only going to learn pieces of Lara's first adventure through flashbacks and the search for these artifacts (and return to the island?) rather than a straight comic adaptation of the game. For fans

[Dark Horse, $3.50]

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