New comics series based on "Lara Croft" franchise will come with Randy Green and Corrina
As engaging as it is to follow the story of a young, untested Lara Croft, there are plenty of folks out there who mourn the loss of the eminently confident version of the character from before her 2013 reboot. And those folks are about to get one more way to enjoy the adventures of the classic Lara, in Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen from Dark Horse Comics.
Set in the universe of Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Frozen Omen is a race against time, as Lara again teams up with Carter Bell and attempts to uncover and secure a series of ancient ivory artifacts before a doomsday cult can use them for nefarious, destruction-related purposes. The five issue miniseries will be drawn by Randy Green, veteran of Top Cow's Tomb Raidercomics, and written by Corrina Bechko, no stranger to licensed comics herself.
"Lara is incredibly fun to write," says Bechko. "She doesn’t suffer fools, she’s smart, and she’s talented. She’s always ready for action, but she’s not afraid to think through a problem either. And she doesn’t ever wait around for someone else to save her. There’s a lot of satisfaction in writing a character like that."
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #1 will hit store shelves and Dark Horse digital on Oct. 7.
Cover of Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #1, by Jean-Sébastien Rossbach.