Monday, May 12, 2014

Tomb Raider - Issue 1

As a reader of Top Cow's Tomb Raider, I can say that it is in fact a pleasure to see Lara Croft gracing the pages of a comic book again. But it gets better: She's being written by Gail Simone.

This story builds the suspense for a much deeper mystery. Laura is being haunted, literally, by a previous adventure -- the discovery of an island of legend, an island called Yamatai. But Laura isn't alone in this nightmare; the other survivors are also suffering.

This story, "Survivor's Guilt!," starts with suspense and tension and only escalates from there as part of a much larger storyline, "Season of the Witch."

The art and inks are clean and strong. Facial expressions are on point and clear, no fudging. The colors really stand out, ranging from simple for indoor scenes to really textured and lush outdoors.

Script: Gail Simone
Pencils: Nicolas Daniel Selma
Inks: Juan Gedeon
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Dan Dos Santos