Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse Comics have announced today, a new comic book series that will be available following the release of the new game, Tomb Raider. The first comic book from the series will be entitled, “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning.” It will be a 48-page hardcover prequel to the events in TOMB RAIDER and is written by lead game writer Rhianna Pratchett.
According to Square Enix: “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning” follows the story of how the crew came together for The Endurance’s fateful mission to discover the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai. Originally intended to feature as the latest installment of Dr. James Whitman’s successful archaeology show, Whitman’s World, the show-biz archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he enlists the help of Captain Conrad Roth. As Roth’s unique and eccentric crew gradually come together and share their stories and secrets, the expedition faces unexpected threats before it’s even begun.
You can check out some previews (in no particular order) for the comic in the gallery below (click to enlarge):
The full comic is available as a bonus when you pre-order TOMB RAIDER at Best Buy. While no official date has been set for the comic yet, the highly anticipated game Tomb Raider, will be available March 5, 2013 for PC, PS3, and XBox 360.