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First Look: TOMB RAIDER Preorder Comic from Dark Horse

Lara Croft is coming back, not only to video games, but to comics as well.

You've probably heard, Lara Croft is returning to video game consoles in a new Tomb Raider game, slated for a March release. Lara has had plenty of comic book adventures at Top Cow but she's making a move to Dark Horse.

Over on the Tomb Raider Facebook page, a preview for the preorder incentive comic being released. Wonder if this could lead to another ongoing series?

You can preorder the game at tombraider.com/preorder. The Facebook page mentions this comic as a "preorder incentive at participating retailers." It appears that the comic is available only if you preorder at Best Buy (you have your choice of exclusive items from different retailers).

The comic is written by Rhianna Pratchett, who is the lead game writer. It will be a 48-page hardcover. No word if this will ever be available separately.

A 48-page, six-part hardcover omnibus, “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning” follows the story of how the crew came together for The Endurance's fateful mission to discover the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai. Originally intended to feature as the latest instalment of Dr. James Whitman's successful archaeology show, Whitman's World, the show-biz archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he enlists the help of Captain Conrad Roth. As Roth's unique and eccentric crew gradually come together and share their stories and secrets, the expedition faces unexpected threats before it's even begun.

More news on Tomb Raider comics will be available in the coming months.

27 Comments
Posted by ARMIV2

Nice, nice, I like what I'm seeing.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Cool

Posted by blackkitty

Looking forward to the game, might check out the comic too.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

She is too flat chested. You see that side boob? I don't. Her breasts need to rival Power Girls in size.

Posted by dondave

Might buy this

Posted by ShadowMonkey

"Lara Croft is returning to video game counsels". That's cool, I thought only lawyers and such could get onto councels. Good for her!

Posted by danhimself

can't wait for this game...I already have it preordered

and I really do hope that they start a new comic book for her....I really enjoyed the Top Cow book from a while back

Posted by GamerGeek360

I preordered this at GameStop so I guess I can't get this comic. Oh well, still looks really cool!

Posted by wmwadeii

looking forward to the game, will have to check this out.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

cover is beautiful interiors i'am not a fan of though.

Posted by lykopis

I'll get my hands on the comic -- and although I am a little put out with the new approach to Lara game-wise, I will be picking it up. Tomb Raider as an ongoing would be the cherry on top.

Posted by queenfrost_

I would rather a nikita book but cool

Posted by LordRequiem

Her head is a strange shape on that cover.

Posted by kuonphobos

Color me interested. I just hope she keeps the cargo pants throughout this and doesn't regress back to shorts. Like Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris I alsways found that costume so unrealistic and off-putting.

Posted by NightFang

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

She is too flat chested. You see that side boob? I don't. Her breasts need to rival Power Girls in size.

I know right! Their sucking the funny out of these characters.

Posted by Samimista

I'll be playing the game first before reading so I'm not completely spoiled with the plot. Though I am really glad she's getting a comic series. I pre-purchased the game before Christmas on Steam.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I'm glad they are giving Tomb Raider the full reboot treatment but I am not a fan of the interiors. :( !! Hopefully the story's good.

Posted by bloggerboy

Looks really good. I might check this out.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Just wish they would invest more and put some better art production on these. Otherwise, it doesn't feel like much of a reward for preordering. Something to use in the game would be better for preordering.

I think I saw a pendant reward on FaceBook. That looked pretty nice. I'm not sure how you get that one.

Posted by hunter5024

That art reminds me of Archer for some reason.

Posted by Crom-Cruach

I like the Top Cow comic for the most part and haven't seen the latest game that came out and it was filled with accusations of cheaply using almost rape as backstory so I never even bothered to try it out. But I can't say I care much for this, Tom Raider has been dead for years as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by SpitfireINK

@OmgOmgWtfWtf: She's older - its there - gravity take over.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Art is nice, cover is too. Not bad but I'm not much of a fan of Lara myself, but still, looks great!

Posted by CitizenJP

@hunter5024 said:

That art reminds me of Archer for some reason.

lol yes!

Posted by SavageDragon

Seems interesting. The game looks phenomenal.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

nice

Posted by OriginalVenom

Seems like its going to get juicy