A Review: TOMB RAIDER #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of TOMB RAIDER #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Gail Simone writes, Nicolas Daniel Selma draws, and Michael Atiyeh colors.

Lara Croft is having nightmares about an old adventure, one that didn’t end well. Most of the team didn’t survive, but now the ones who did are starting to suffer. Something seems to be happening to all of them, but Lara doesn’t know what. But a trip to the desert will start her down the path to finding out.

Lara feels a great deal of responsibility to her friends, and she goes to great lengths to protect them. This is a sign of a strong leader, and that helps to make her a great character. This first issue does a nice job of building sympathy for Lara and her team, and that’s why Simone is one of the best. Selma’s art is also beautiful, and it also helps to build Lara’s character (especially her hand when she’s facing Jonah – the narration is hardly needed).

We’re already learning more about Lara Croft than we already knew. And that’s quite a feat, really, given the resilience of the character and the games. This book is a keeper.

TOMB RAIDER #1 is available now at your FLCS and online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )