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‘Tomb Raider #5:’ Advance Comic Book Review

Lara Croft is back!  Has it really been one month already?  It feels like it’s been forever since we last read Dark Horse Comics’ latest issue of their Tomb Raider series.  Perhaps I’ve been playing too much Uncharted with Nathan Drake on my mind…

Even though we’re five issues in, so far, Lara has escaped bad guys both on foot and motorcycle, survived a plane crash, and swam her way out of heavy rapids where she almost drowned.  All in a raider’s work, I guess. 

In Tomb Raider #5, Miss Croft is in hot pursuit of her friend, Professor Demur, and his captives, all of whom are in search of a magical mushroom that only the Professor has found before.  But with her heightened senses and keen perception, leave it to Lara to find the mushrooms first!  And that’s after taking out a multitude of baddies—excuse me—Knighthood of the Dark Spore.  But now, Jonah is missing, and I have a feeling the Knighthood will return…

If this series has anything going for it, it’s that script writer Mariko Tamaki really makes me feel like I’m playing a video game with every issue I read.  And with detailed artwork and colors by Phillip Sevy and Michael Atiyeh, respectively, I couldn’t ask for a better comic book series that captures a video game series so perfectly.  Kudos to all the raiders on board!

In the meantime, does anyone know when Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released for Playstation 4?  I can only wait so much longer before having a new Lara Croft game in my life!

Until next month,

Joshua Desjardins, Fanbase Press Contributor



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