Tomb Raider: The Beginning
|Release Date||March 5th 2013|
|Pencil|| Nicolás Daniel Selma (p. 5-28)|
Andrea Mutti (p. 29-52)
|Ink|| Juan Gedeon (p. 5-28)|
Pierluigi Baldassini (p. 29-52)
Tomb Raider: The Beginning is a single comic issue, coming out alongside the Tomb Raider (2013) game, released March 5th and published by Dark Horse. The comic is a prequel to the reboot game, introducing the characters and the background story to the expedition aboard the Endurance.
It precedes the new comic series Tomb Raider in which Dark Horse follows the newly established storyline.
Cover art and design of the comic are by Brian Horton.
A digital copy of this comic can be found in the game. From the main menu, choose Extras, then Comic Book, to find it.
For over fifteen years, the Tomb Raider adventures have been some of the most enduring and popular in the world of video games. Now, Lara Croft's bold new reimagining is further explored by some of comics' most talented creators in this exclusive volume.
Join Lara and the crew of the Endurance as they prepare for a thrilling journey to uncover the lost kingdom of Yamatai.
- Lara Croft
- James Whitman
- Conrad Roth
- Angus Grimaldi
- Joslin Reyes
- Samantha Nishimura
- Jonah Maiava
- Alex Weiss
- Thomas Goldman
- Mr. Hong
The publication plans of Tomb Raider: The Beginning comic were announced on January 31st 2013 on both the Official Tomb Raider Blog and the Dark Horse website. On the same day a four-page preview of the comic was published on Comingsoon.net.
Dark Horse gave the following statement on the partnership:
- Tomb Raider: The Beginning comic announcement on the official Tomb Raider blog
- Tomb Raider: The Beginning comic announcement on the Dark Horse website
- Tomb Raider: The Beginning preview on Comingsoon.net
- Tomb Raider: The Beginning on Goodreads.com
- Description on the comic's backcover
- Official Tomb Raider Blog: Crystal Dynamics & Dark Horse Bring Lara Croft Back To Comics (January 31st 2013)
- Dark Horse.com: Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse bring Lara Croft back to comics Dark Horse's announcement. (January 31st 2013)
- Comingsoon.net: Preview of the Tomb Raider: The Beginning Comic (January 31st 2013)