After the events in the Mexican jungle, Lara finds herself back in London. However, the downtime doesn't sit well with Lara and it's even worse for Sam-much worse! Will they be able to overcome what haunts them?
Tomb Raider #18 is a video game tie-in that augments what's been established while building toward the next entry in the franchise. Lara Croft has been through a lot and to have a creative team that's capable enough to displaythat fact easily elevates this entire title. I'm eager to see where this goes now, considering where that cliffhanger left us, but for the momentI just want to say that this issue comes recommended. Read Full Review
While not quite as fun as the previous London adventure that involved drinking and more, Tomb Raider has a fairly fun and useful installment here that works to basically debrief the cast and move them out from the previous adventure. Downtime, recovery and attempting to be normal is what most of them do but they're all struggling with it in different ways. For Lara, she's never felt like she fits in with the normal civilized aspect and all the things that it entails, so with a lot of what keeps her anchored slipping away with Sam and her job, it's no surprise that she feels the need to flee into an adventure. The book does some good stuff with the cast here overall and it moves well, has some good depth to it and Santacruz once again gives us a fun vision of London and dealing with the "real world" aspects of this cast. Read Full Review
Tomb Raider #18 is a disappointing issue that doesn't capitalize on the conclusion of the excellent Queen of Serpents storyline and instead focuses once again on Lara's internal struggles without giving a way forward. This series is at its best when Lara is adventuring but this issue shows the lack of interesting character development as none of the characters bring anything to the table. I do find the way this series handles Lara's PTSD symptoms at times yet this issue feels like a rehash. So I'm hoping this serves as a start to more entertaining situations and characters. Read Full Review