Tomb Raider #9

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Phillip Sevy Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Escaping from a mental institution was just the beginning. Now Sam Nishimura is making her way across Europe and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake, gathering followers to her violent cause. Lara Croft and Jonah are on the case, trying to rescue Sam from the mysterious force that has overtaken her. But as haunting memories of Yamatai resurface and the sinister Order of Trinity gets more involved, this search-and-rescue mission becomes so much more.

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 19, 2016

    I'm still struggling with this book and there's definitely a frustration with it as we've had some good stories before. But it's working such a slow burn without anywhere near enough payoff that it becomes frustrating. Even worse, in a way, is that it continues to work on expanding the stories from the games that it becomes too insulated rather than breaking new ground and going in new directions. Tamaki handles this installment better than a lot of others as the pacing is solid, the dialogue is given room to breathe, and the concepts are at least a bit more interesting even if I have zero interest in Himiko and the supposed possession. Sevy's artwork is solid as it has been throughout and he gets a couple of really nice pieces in here, including a fun two-page spread, but it's his work in the quieter moments of dialogue such as the pub and the church that work the best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Mike Badilla Oct 19, 2016

    Story wise, I wasn't impressed either. How long will this whole hunt for Sam go on? I like the idea that she is possessed by this ancient god, and that she was the only one able to be this whole time as she is somehow related to Himiko. I get it. My biggest problem isn't even this hunt so far as it's just all so utterly boring. I don't care about this long conversation between Lara and the university professor. I don't care who the people are that attacked Lara at the end. This book didn't do anything to inject any kind of interest into a new reader, but instead offered up a bland-wich with a side of sigh-der. Read Full Review

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