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Mariko Tamaki to Helm New Tomb Raider Comic Series for Dark Horse

With the upcoming release of Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft is once again gaining popularity. She’ll soon be returning to the comic book world with a new series from Dark Horse.

Coming off of New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse have revealed that award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki will be working on a new series of adventures based on the Tomb Raider games. This is planned to be released in early 2016.


Mariko Tamaki is best known for her collaboration with Jillian Tamaki on This One Summer. Tamaki will be bringing a new voice to the story of Lara Croft as she takes on new challenges, visits exotic locations and visits all new tombs.

“Mariko Tamaki’s writing is impactful and emotionally resonant,” said series editor Patrick Thorpe. “When I was researching her work for Tomb Raider, I read This One Summer cover to cover and said to myself, ‘That was perfect.’ Since becoming an editor, I don’t know that I’ve ever said that.”

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to write up some adventures for Lara Croft. I feel like I’ve just gotten this new, incredibly daring, strong, valiant friend, and now I get to think up super-cool stuff for her to do,” said Mariko Tamaki. “And she has to take me with her. And we can go anywhere, and do anything? Right?! What could be better than that?”

Dark Horse have announced that the new comic will hit the stands in February 2016.

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