In a way, it’s a prequel to the prequel, with the 48-page, six-part hardcover from Dark Horse taking a look at the doomed crew of The Endurance.
Written by “Tomb Raider” lead writer Rhianna Pratchett, this sounds like the kind of thing that might only be of interest to the “Tomb Raider” faithful, shunting heroine Lara Croft aside for a story about how the story got started. Lara’s in the book, but according to the synopsis, she’s not really the focus of the story (which seems weird for a reboot that’s all about exploring the character’s origins).
From the official synopsis:
“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.
Like the Dark Horse-published “Darksiders II” tie-in, you can get the book if you preorder “Tomb Raider” at Best Buy. You can check out a preview of the book below.
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