Tomb Raider #5

Tomb Raider #5

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Juan Gedeon, Nicolas Daniel Selma Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

With Sam being targeted by a deadly enemy, it's a race against time to find out who's next. Can Lara save her friends and find out the truth of what's happening around her?

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 1, 2014

    Nicols is the penciller here with Juan Gedeon on inks, Michael Atiyeh on colours, Michael Heisler on the letters and Brian Horton on the cover art. As I've mentioned before Nicols' art can sometimes lack detail and that's certainly true here, but a lot of his panels in this issue are just stunning. My favourite is the collage page which has polaroids from Lara and Sam's trips all over the world after they met at sometime in college. Nicely captured. And Nicols' action scenes are impressive as well. Of course, Juan and Michael A. also get a lot of credit here for the inking and colours, their work being very complimentary to Nicols'. Plus, that cover by Brian is just stunning. The best cover in the series so far, I dare say! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 25, 2014

    Tomb Raider #5 continues the exploits of our young heroine while feeling like an honest extension for the video game series. So without a doubt it easily comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 25, 2014

    Tomb Raider #5 is an exciting issue where Lara finally shines in her own element, and the story becomes more engrossing as motives are revealed, warnings are given, and intentions are questioned. It was great to see a more assertive Lara again and I hope that balance remains going forward to maintain the character development from when she first met Sam. When this series was first announced I was excited about the possibility of new Tomb Raider stories, and now it seems like things are starting to come together to make that a reality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 25, 2014

    While I continue to believe that this arc will work better when read in full, and even more so for those that have played the game, everything is coming together pretty nicely at this point. The big plus for me at this stage is just getting to see Lara being on the offense rather than reacting to everything that has been thrown her way. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jun 26, 2014

    It's far from perfect though, as the villains are a little too cliche and take away from the otherwise enjoyable narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Nevin Jones Jun 26, 2014

    Even with the issue being a step up in terms of quality, the plot is still stupid. The issue reveals the Solarii worshippers' intentions to resurrect a familiar face from the game, but the whole cult-ception angle (this cult worships the Solarii who worshipped Himiko) just doesn't make sense. Let's hope this retread of a story can finish soon, so Lara can begin the search for her father, which she planned to do at the end of the game. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Jun 28, 2014

    According to the Dark Horse website, the comic will run at least three more issues. I can only hope this arc wraps up quickly and maybe a new, better arc will begin, one that has its own distinct story from the recent video game. Just please, no more Yamatai; no more Sun Queen. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 23, 2014

    I didn't intend for this review to turn into a mini-dissertation on Lara Croft and the relation between repressive views on sexuality and its influence on strong female representation but at this point there's really not much else to say about this comic. Basically all the complaints I had in my past 4 reviews and the first couple paragraphs of this review still stand for this latest issue of Tomb Raider and I was a little tired of repeating myself. Suffice to say I doubt I'll be reviewing the final issue of this series, the only reason I might now is for posterity's sake, as for Tomb Raider #5; not recommended. Read Full Review

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