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Tomb Raider comic series will be canon, may lead "directly into the sequel"

Tomb Raider is getting a series of comics which will take place not long after the events of the game, and may lead into a possible sequel.

Speaking with Kotaku, according to comic veteran Gail Simone, she is working with publisher Dark Horse on the continuation of Crystal Dynamic's reboot, and seems to be pleased with how Croft has evolved.

"In continuity, it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead directly into the sequel," Simone said.

"I chose to do this series solely because I loved the game so much, so we’re definitely keeping the tone of the game. I’ve always loved the classic, cool Lara Croft, but this feels like her origin story, like we’re seeing her before she becomes the icon, and it’s very compelling to me. The storytelling in the game hooked me instantly.

"The way I see Lara now is, she's not after treasure. She's not really after thrills. She's a questioner, she's an explorer. She wants answers. It’s true that the earliest games didn’t really give deeply emotional motives to the characters, but damn, they were fun. And groundbreaking in several ways."

Simone said she is excited over the project as she gets to be part of "Lara Croft history."

She said the plan is to go globetrotting and take the story away from the isolated setting of the game.

"The thing is, she’s completely unstoppable," said Simone. "That’s what I love. Everyone underestimates her, and that is a terrible mistake to make."

Her Tomb Raider comic series is scheduled for release on February 26, 2014.

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