Kotaku reports that Gail Simone, who is currently working with publisher Dark Horse on a continuation of the Tomb Raider reboot, expects this edition will pick up weeks after the first game’s events and bridge directly into a sequel of the game.
Tomb Raider comic series is set for release on February 26, 2014.
Simone said, “In continuity, it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead DIRECTLY into the sequel. This is what got me excited; we get to be part of Lara Croft history. The storytelling in the game hooked me instantly. The biggest difference is, the game told a claustrophobic story in an isolated setting. We are going globetrotting.”
Explaining her fondness for the character Lara Croft, she opined, “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.”
Simone had earlier contacted the lead writer for the Tomb Raider reboot, Rhianna Pratchett, who she cites as a friend. The duo is now collaborating on a mini-series involving comic-character Red Sonja.