Monday, December 4, 2017

Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade #1

The first issue of Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade takes Lara Croft to Corniglia, Italy inside a secret underground tomb discovered by Trinity. Lara isn't there for the tomb, its riddles, or its treasures. She's come seeking out members of the mysterious organization for answers concerning the identity of the person responsible for her father's death.

Narrated throughout with the multiple attempts by our protagonist to explain her absence, and failing, the first issue does a fairly good job in kicking off the point of the series and just what Lara is questing for this time around. Although I enjoy Ashley A. Woods' work, I'm not wild about the art in this issue. The action scenes work well-enough but there's a grit to Lara and her adventures that doesn't come across well in this first issue.

Fans will likely enjoy Lara's return, and the personal quest, rather than a search for a specific artifact, site, or treasure, certainly focuses on different themes than her regular quests (although, personally, I'd prefer the later). For fans.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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