Gail Simone Talks Tomb Raider

In her interview with Comic Vine this week, writer Gail Simone talked about her work on Dark Horse’s upcoming line of Tomb Raider comics, her thoughts on the new Lara Croft, and her vision for the next stage of Lara’s transition from survivor to hardy adventuress.

Art from the upcoming Tomb Raider comic series
Art from the upcoming Tomb Raider comic series (Image credit: Dark Horse Comics)

Gail, who has made a name for herself for her work on DC’s “Wonder Woman” and Dynamite Entertainment’s “Red Sonja”, emphasised the importance of good storytelling in video games and revealed that she has collaborated closely with Square Enix on this project. She was careful not to give away much about the comics’ plot but we do know that:

  • The comics pick up where the game left off and will bridge the gap between Tomb Raider 2013 and the planned sequel.
  • The first issue will be out on 26th February 2014 and the second and third issue are scheduled for release on 26th March and 23rd April respectively.
  • Sam will be back and there will be a few new characters, and
  • Lara will be spending some time in America (Could this be a reference to Croatoan and the Lost Colony?)

Curious to find out where Lara’s next adventure will take her? You can pre-order the 1st issue of Dark Horse’s new series of Tomb Raider comics now by visiting the TFAW Comics online store.

UPDATE: You can find another interview with Gail Simone, this time with Comic Book Resources, over here.

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