Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tomb Raider: Inferno #1

The first issue of Tomb Raider: Inferno takes Lara Croft's search for answers about the mysterious organization known as Trinity into the frozen unknown where Trinity has uncovered the legendary Tomb of Eden. This time, however, not only is Trinity prepared for Lara's interference but they've been patiently awaiting it.

Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 features quite a bit of set-up and tease. By the end we know that Trinity was expecting our heroine to crash their party, and that Lara (even knowing it was a trap) came anyway. As to just what "the resting place of God" refers to... well, that is still to be revealed. For a series that can go off the deep end sometimes, here's hoping Eden proves to be at least partially grounded in something resembling reality.

The phrase curiosity killed the cat could be applied here as Lara springs the trap and is captured by her enemies. Her need to understand Trinity and discover their secrets has become more imporatant, at least in the short run, than her own life. And that, is a dangerous way to live. For fans.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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