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Tomb Raider Returns to Comics

Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse Comics revealed today, they’re bringing back Lara Croft to print. This comes as anticipation builds for the new Tomb Raider video game which takes the series back to its roots in an origin story. That game comes out March 5, 2013 and will chronicle Lara’s journey after her harrowing adventure in the Dragon’s Triangle.

To kick off the partnership, Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse have teamed up to create Tomb Raider: The Beginning. This will be the first installment in the new Tomb Raider comic book series, and is a prequel to the events in Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider: The Beginning, is written by lead game writer Rhianna Pratchett. Fans can get the first series early when they pre-order Tomb Raider at Best Buy.

A 48-page, six-part hardcover omnibus, Tomb Raider: The Beginning follows the story of how the crew came together for The Endurance’s fateful mission to discover the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai. Originally intended to feature as the latest installment of Dr. James Whitman’s successful archaeology show, Whitman’s World, the show-biz archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he enlists the help of Captain Conrad Roth. As Roth’s unique and eccentric crew gradually come together and share their stories and secrets, the expedition faces unexpected threats before it’s even begun.

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