Tomb Raider #9

Tomb Raider #9

Writer: Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett Artist: Derliz Santacruz, Andy Owens Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6
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Roanoke: a desolate, cursed place, forgotten by history. Lara and her allies find themselves trapped in this terrifying lost colony as they try to escape the hired killer gunning for them. However . . . Lara will soon find out there are more terrifying things lurking in the dark than a trained hit man!

  • 9.1
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 22, 2014

    Tomb Raider #9 raises the stakes in this story arc as the capabilities of Trinity become more apparent while Lara and company are more determined and ready to defend themselves. The action sequences this episode are arguably the best in the series so far, and it was good to see Lara's growth in this respect. I would've liked to see more light shed on Kaz's involvement with Trinity's operations instead of another flashback from Lara's childhood this issue but the overall backstory made the current events more engrossing. I felt this story arc had a lot of potential when it first started and it's been exciting watching these events unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Oct 21, 2014

    This arc has been a bit of a confusing rollercoaster to say the least. All I can do is hope that this entertaining tale goes somewhere and that somewhere leads to tombs to raid. Or at least artifacts these killers are trying to protect. But mostly tombs. It's in the title, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 22, 2014

    While I'm still feeling somewhat in the dark as to what this arc is really all about, which we're just getting some teases of here and there, I have to admit I'm quite enjoying this part of it. The time in this area is certainly intriguing and getting to know the people that live in this area where there are very, very few people adds to a sense of emptiness about it that really fascinates me. The book does a decent job of moving forward with the events at hand as we see Lara protecting everyone and then they work to protect her, while also starting to ease the tensions that exist between her and Kaz when it comes to Alex. There's some good stuff going on here, though I really want to see how it fits into the bigger picture that's slowly – slowly – being exposed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 22, 2014

    Tomb Raider #9 may not be the perfect way to spend your Wednesday but it's a comic that knows its audience and plays to the tune that they no doubt want to hear. In the end this outing earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Oct 21, 2014

    Fans of the character will therefore likely be disappointed with this particular story arc, even if there is nothing really wrong with it either. At the heart of the character is one very deeply versed in an Indiana Jones model, and it is generally wise to let the characters continue the same dynamic which made them popular in the first place. The series remains similar to how most of the comic portrayals of Lara Croft have been, equally both adequate and off-the-mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Oct 24, 2014

    Readers that are looking for the action movie blockbuster type stories that Tomb Raider used to focus on may feel left out in the cold still. But, with the last couple issues, the creative team seems to really be building toward a world where we get those elements, but also profit from the added character depth we've seen from Lara since the reboot. If they can iron out some of the kinks that are still popping up, that seems like a great combination to me. Read Full Review

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