Best character development and action sequence in the series so far. Sets up an intriguing and dangerous adventure.
Chase goes on slightly long and still lacking some answers
Rating ( 9 )
- Total score
Tomb Raider #3 picks up with Lara and Joslin Reyes being surrounded by cult members of the Solarii threatening to kill Reyes daughter unless Lara gives them her piece from a treasure. The only problem is Lara doesn’t even recall taking any treasure from the island so she can’t stop the countdown by revealing information she doesn’t have. Nor is she convincing when she claims at the last second to have hidden the artifact at her father’s house, so the leader orders Reyes’s daughter to be killed and everyone else in the bar but before they can someone opens fire on the cult members taking a couple of them out and creating chaos. Lara doesn’t know who the man is but he states he’s a friend and the cult members already know him to be an enemy to them. Lara and Reyes use this opportunity to try to escape from the cult members but they don’t give up so easily. And to think Lara believed she would never speak to Reyes again because of the falling out on the island and Roth’s death but here she is running for her life through the streets with Reyes and her daughter. Even if they do escape, the Solarii cult will still keep pursuing Lara and her friends so is it just a matter of time before the cult gains the upper hand again or will the tables finally turn with new friends?
Tomb Raider #3 is a solid read and has the best character developments and interactions so far this series presenting a better picture of who they are and a foundation going forward. The action sequences worked much better this issue with the artwork and was quite enjoyable and I’m hoping that continues to improve going forward. Despite the chase going on a little bit long the developments were very intriguing and I’m looking forward to see where this takes the adventurous heroine.
Release Date: 4/23/14
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Nicolas Daniel Selma