YES, I've been waiting for a new series for a loooong time.
I've been a big fan of hers since she started as a game character, then when she started in her own comic, and have recently increased my interest since playing and finishing her latest game, which I enjoyed thoroughly.
And to find out that the new series will be based on her reboot, has gotten me even more excited and very impatient for 2014 to arrive.
Earlier this year Dark Horse announced that it would be publishing a new Tomb Raider series in 2014 based on the new era instigated by the new video game. And now at Comic-Con International: San Diego, we know who’s writing it.
And it’s a doozy.
Comics writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) has been tapped to create the new comic book adventures of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider series which launches on February 26, 2014. Simone’s carved out an impressive track record of rollicking adventure stories with Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Birds of Prey, Batgirl and her recently launched stint on Red Sonja.
In an interview with the video game site Kotaku, Simone says that the Tomb Raider comic series picks up just a few weeks after the end of the game and will serve as an ideal bridge between this year’s game and the forthcoming sequel.
“[The comic series] it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead DIRECTLY into the sequel,” Simone tells Kotaku. “This is what got me excited; we get to be part of Lara Croft history.”
When asked about Croft’s defining trait, Simone seemed to really cut to the core of the character and past the sometimes distracting visuals previous iterations of the character have had.
“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,” Simone is quoted as saying. “The thing is, she’s completely unstoppable. That’s what I love. Everyone underestimates her, and that is a terrible mistake to make. “