Tomb Raider #1


 At first glance you are probably wondering what in the world the new Tomb Raider #1 is doing side by side with the This One Summer graphic novel in the above image. If you look more closely you will notice the name Tamaki on both titles. For those of you not aware of the name Mariko Tamaki, pay attention.

In 2014 Mariko Tamaki along with her cousin Jillian Tamaki released the Graphic novel This One Summer. It went on to win three very prestigious awards. In 2015 This One Summer became the first graphic novel to win the Caldecott Honor. But that wasn’t the only award the Tamaki cousins would win in 2015. Next up was the Printz Honor. This One Summer became only the second graphic novel to win that honor after Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese graphic novel. But the amazing duo were not finished yet. There was still the Eisner Award for which they received for best graphic novel in 2015. Whew! If you have not read This One Summer you should. It is a wonderful read. Share it with your friends. Share it with your teenage children.

So this Wednesday the new Tomb Raider 2016 series starts. This book is written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Phillip Sevy and a gorgeous cover by Agustin Alessio. If you have read This One Summer then I’m sure you will agree that you owe it to yourself to check out the first issue of Tomb Raider from Dark Horse this Wednesday. Anything that Mariko Tamaki writes is an automatic buy for me and should be for you too. I can’t wait!


(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Phillip Sevy (CA) Agustin Alessio

After Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s adventure continues in a new comic series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)!

Lara Croft is pursuing a lost truth about the world that just might unlock the secret to defeating death! She becomes entangled in a search for a rare mushroom said to grant immortality and a lethal new enemy that just won’t die!

Continuing where the Rise of the Tomb Raider game left off!