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It’s Lara Croft’s Inferno in the next Tomb Raider comic

Dante, eat your heart out

Cover art from Tomb Raider: Inferno, Dark Horse Comics, 2018. Hannah Templer
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

The last time writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly took Lara Croft on an adventure, it was a globe-trotting quest for her own past. This time they’re just going to throw her in a deep pit.

Well, actually, there’s more to it than that, but Lanzing does promise “the oldest tomb in the world — a seemingly endless pit that only gets more and more incredible and mysterious the further down you go.”

Tomb Raider: Inferno is a four-issue miniseries that will pit Lara against her frequent foe, Trinity. But this time, the secretive criminal organization has a new operative, one who’s prepared for anything she can throw at them.

Survivor’s Crusade brought readers into Lara’s long dark night of the soul,” Lanzing said, “pushing away her friends, her legacy, and her hope for a normal life in the pursuit of bringing down Trinity. We’ve been slowly sharpening the weapon that is Lara Croft. Now, in Inferno, Lara’s unleashing that weapon against the enemy. Trinity’s only hope lies in a weapon of their own — a new character who hits our story like a wrecking ball in Issue #1.”

Along with the writing team of Lanzing and Kelly, Inferno will see the return of Phillip Sevy, long-time Tomb Raider comics artist, who will be close to holding the record for most issues of Tomb Raider comics drawn when Inferno wraps.

Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 will hit shelves on June 13, 2018, and, Dark Horse notes, is designed to be a good jumping on point for new readers. Check out the full cover art below, from artist Hannah Templer.

Cover art from Tomb Raider: Inferno, Dark Horse Comics, 2018. Hannah Templer

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