Gail Simone to Write Tomb Raider Comic

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Lara’s adventure continues.

Dark Horse announced that they will be publishing an ongoing Tomb Raider series starting next year, and Gail Simon will be writing it!

The new series, simply titled Tomb Raider, begins a few weeks after the conclusion of the game and is designed to lead directly into the eventual sequel- if Square Enix plans on release a sequel.

An interview with Kotaku Simone states: “I chose to do this series solely because I loved the game so much, so we’re definitely keeping the tone of the game. I’ve always loved the classic, cool Lara Croft, but this feels like her origin story, like we’re seeing her before she becomes the icon, and it’s very compelling to me.” She also states: “The storytelling in the game hooked me instantly. The biggest difference is, the game told a claustrophobic story in an isolated setting. We are going globetrotting.

As for her take on Lara’s personality, Simone said, “The way I see Lara now is, she’s not after treasure. She’s not really after thrills. She’s a questioner, she’s an explorer. She wants answers. The thing is, she’s completely unstoppable. That’s what I love. Everyone underestimates her, and that is a terrible mistake to make.”

No artist has been announced yet, but Tomb Raider #1 is scheduled for release on February 26, 2014.

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