Speaking with Kotaku at Comic-Con, comic veteran Gail Simone is working with publisher Dark Horse on the continuation of Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider reboot, and is getting a series of comics which that will take place not long after the events of the game, and may lead into a possible sequel.

“In continuity, it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead directly into the sequel,” Simone said.

“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. The storytelling in the game hooked me instantly.

“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. It’s true that the earliest games didn’t really give deeply emotional motives to the characters, but damn, they were fun. And groundbreaking in several ways.”

“The thing is, she’s completely unstoppable,” said Simone. “That’s what I love. Everyone underestimates her, and that is a terrible mistake to make.”

The Tomb Raider comic series of Gail Simone is scheduled for release on February 26, 2014.


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