Tomb Raider #1

Tomb Raider #1

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Phillip Sevy Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
6.2Critic Rating
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After Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s adventure continues in a new comic series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)!

Lara Croft is pursuing a lost truth about the world that just might unlock the secret to defeating death! She becomes entangled in a search for a rare mushroom said to grant immortality and a lethal new enemy that just won’t die!

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Sarah Feb 20, 2016

    Seeing Lara Croft translated to the page is neat and just as much of an adventure story-wise as the games have been, and fans of Tomb Raider shouldn't hesitate to pull it this week, as it'll pick up where the 2015 game left off. It's a quick read and the start of an intriguing storyline, with the promise of more action and adventure to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Feb 12, 2016

    If you've enjoyed whatTomb Raiderhas offered in previous issues, you'll continue to enjoy this series. This first issue boasts the classic action that makes Lara Croft fun, and it's beautifully packaged with fantastic and energetic art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Plug - Charles Feb 20, 2016

    Extremely solid showing here. Was expecting a lot less, was rocked with way more. One or two complaints though, keeping this from a ten. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Feb 2, 2016

    Plot wise, the strange and mystical world that Lara is always discovering in some backwater spot in the world is still here front and center as well, and the mystery starts to sneak in at the edges before the final page reveals. Tomb Raider #1 is overall a fun read and an interesting look at this new version of a classic character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Kristian Solberg Jan 28, 2016

    Tomb Raider #1 does a lot of things right. It is instantly engaging, has a strong narrative, terrific artwork, and a suspenseful ending that builds tension towards the next issue. It manages to introduce Lara Croft in a way that makes her a fascinating character, without making her a stereotype of her own franchise. While the issue does not offer any major action set pieces, it does a good job at sustaining a mainly dialogue driven narrative. It accomplishes its task of laying the foundation for future issues well, and it will be interesting to see where the story progresses from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 17, 2016

    Dark Horse's latest Tomb Raider comic boasts an impressive creative team but not the execution to match. This issue quickly loses its momentum after a solid opening sequence and never quite recaptures it. The best readers can hope for is that the book begins to deliver once the setup phase is over and Lara's new quest truly gets underway. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - David Luzader Feb 18, 2016

    The book is a fine starting point, but there is still an uphill climb to make it great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 22, 2016

    All in all, "Tomb Raider" #1 would be a good middle issue, but it didn't leave me craving more. Personally, I like a first issue to have a touch of the sales pitch, a promise of what's to come, and "Tomb Raider" #1 is missing that spark. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Feb 22, 2016

    Video game adaptations are notoriously hard to crack, so perhaps Miss Croft needs a couple of issues to settle back into the swing of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 17, 2016

    Tomb Raider offers up some good artwork and solid flow through layout and presentation from Phillip Sevy and the result is definitely good in that department. Unfortunately, Sevy doesn't have much in the way of compelling material to illustrate and the whole thing feels like the kind of book we get between bigger arcs and not as a kickoff to a new series. I'm not sure where it really fits in the scheme of things since I don't play the games – does it include the first volume stories or are all of those tossed in favor of new continuity? Based on past experience I'll be here for an arc or two in order to see how it flows after everyone gets used to it, but the start of this series is very underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Feb 17, 2016

    Tomb Raider has great potential to fill the gap in Dark Horse roster, after the tragic departure of Star Wars a little ways back. Tomb Raider is a great franchise with a large following and if this comic picks up steam it could become a powerhouse. The artwork here is a little standard, nothing too outrageous, or bold which is a shame. I expected a little more from Dark Horse this time around, and was disappointed with the slow pacing of this issue. Though with Tamaki at the helm there is some real potential for this series to become a heavy hitter. Here's hoping for some more adventures! Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Feb 15, 2016

    Tomb Raider #1 has an excellent opening hook, but the book falters mightily and only barely recovers towards the end. The dialogue is choppy and much of it seems superfluous. Key characters aren't introduced and it is assumed the reader knows who they are. The art has too many mistakes from continuity issues to a stale cityscape. The opening hook and the end do give the series promise, but so far it is unfulfilled. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Feb 3, 2016

    With the stories of the new video games fresh in the reader's mind, it seemed a no brainer tostick with what works. How or why this creative team went so far off the beaten path is beyondme. You had a winning formula right in front of you! How did this happen? I'm glad to see thatTomb Raider is back in comics, but if this is what Dark Horse is offering fans then I wish Larahad just stayed in her tomb. Read Full Review

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