Tomb Raider #3 Review

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What an action packed, and stressful ride Tomb Raider #3 was! Issue #3 opened with the conclusion of the tense hostage situation from the end of issue #2 and from there the drama and stakes were raised heavily. We now know this antagonistic group truly is the Solarii which from the game are survivors of disasters around the island of Yamatai. Their plans for the four artifacts are more delved into so we know they’re up to their usual M.O. of worshipping the Sun Queen and wanting to destroy the world.

I honestly had a little bit of fear that after retelling an origin story they’d mold Lara Croft into the Über badass so void of personality that she had been in the past, but it’s nice to see that Gail Simone is keeping the character vulnerable, yet quick to react. It’s funny to see two characters deal with the events of this issue in very opposite ways; we have Reyes, who kind of falls apart during the situation, and we have Lara Croft who steps up to the situation and faces it head on. She’s resourceful, and quick without turning cartoonish.

There still weren’t any tombs being raided, but the setting was at least a lot more varied and interesting. Oh, and best of all it appears something very big is being planned for the next episode of the comic. This book continues to be a very easy read, and I’m excited to see where everything is going!

Script: Gail Simone
Pencils: Nicolás Daniel Selma
Inks: Juan Gedeon
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Editor: Dave Marshall

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