Tomb Raider #2

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Juan Gedeon, Nicolas Daniel Selma Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Lara Croft and her friends are experiencing horrific visions in the aftermath of their ordeal in the lost kingdom of Yamatai. But those visions herald a darker fate than they could have imagined!
•  The Tomb Raider video game sold over 3.5 million copies in 2013!
•  The classic character reimagined and explored anew!

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 26, 2014

    Tomb Raider #2 is an impressive issue story wise with its character and story development as the mystery deepens attracting the attention of formidable foes who mean business. And I really enjoy how the series has taken on a life of its own outside of the video game so it's a refreshing read even for those who enjoyed the story of the game while maintaining what made Lara so appealing. Unfortunately I'm not sold on the artwork being the best suited for this series as the action sequences aren't visually gripping, and it betrays the seriousness of the predicaments Lara faces. Hopefully that improves going forward, or it grows on me, because I'm excited about the tone of this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 26, 2014

    Overall, the comic is still in the decent range, and it still shows a lot of promise. Hopefully, it will improve even more with the next few. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 26, 2014

    Tomb Raider #2 is not exactly the best place to start, you'd be best reading the first issue for the full picture, but it is a good comic. Lara Croft is a modern day adventurer that appeals to both men and women. For those who don't play the video games, you can jump into this with no problems and enjoy what you're reading. Tomb Raider is yet another great Gail Simone series that fans should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Mar 19, 2014

    For better or for worse, I'm interested in seeing how this series goes down, especially if it ties into the next video game. Of course there's going to be a next video game from Crystal Dynamics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 26, 2014

    Tomb Raider moves along fairly well here, if a bit haphazard at times that is reminiscent of your usual adventure stories that shift locales easily, I do admit that I keep running into a recurring theme with these first two issues that's reinforced here. With the reveal of what's in the box, I keep getting that whole Brady Bunch in Hawaii thing stuck in my head, for better or worse. It's a tried and true story idea and it can work, but I'm not sure it will here. As we get more of the back story of what happened on the island, as we do here, it can help to mitigate that feeling a bit with more detail and expansion that shifts the narrative in its own direction. Lara's adventure here is one that moves well enough, but with my lack of grounding in the characters (if they actually are in the game) keeps me feeling like I'm a few steps behind. I do catch up and I do make sense of it, but I'm continually feeling off. This issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Mar 25, 2014

    This series is building into a great companion for the series and its mix of action and dialogue seem pretty much spot on... Ultimately though this is a series builder issue and not a great standalone but that makes it perfect for the long haul. It looks like Dark Horse have secured a real winner here and I hope the series has the payoff it deserves in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 28, 2014

    With these visuals I don't see how fans of Lara Croft would pick this title up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 24, 2014

    There really is no 1 easy thing to point to explain why Tomb Raider has moved from poor to sucking in my view, just a ton of small bad decisions that all add up to one big bad decision that is the entire comic. The story goes exactly nowhere and is in no hurry to get there with no understanding of action, fun, intrigue, or drawing the reader into some kind of mystery and serves mainly as a loose excuse to rehash the character development of the game but with softer, less violent edges while also alienating any possible new fans the series might've found with this installment. You get something of the impression this is a Tomb Raider comic from people who don't like Lara Croft and didn't really want to make a Lara Croft comic but didn't have any other ideas to throw up instead and as a result it's not much of anything other than just an infuriating waste of time and talent especially with how sloppy and clunky this issue was, don't buy it. Read Full Review

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