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The Mary Sue Exclusive

The Mary Sue’s In-Depth Talk With Dark Horse Comics’ Editor In Chief On Women In Comics

Dark Horse Comics, the home of Buffy, Star Wars comics, and a boy from Hell, is known for characters with strong personalities and big names to back them up. This year will be no different. Editor in Chief, Scott Allie, joined us for an extensive discussion on their titles, women on the comics pages, women writing and drawing the comics themselves, and the women buying them (Hey, that’s us!). They’ve also given us a ton of exclusive cover reveals! Here’s Part 1 of our chat, Part 2 will be up tomorrow. 


It Belongs in a Museum!

Check Out Six Pages From Gail Simone’s Tomb Raider #1

Gail Simone, comic-writing veteran of some of the most celebrated runs on Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Batgirl, Red Sonya, The All New Atom and Wonder Woman, has taken up the task of shepherding Lara Croft from her most recent hit game to its sequel, and not in a miniseries, in a new ongoing adventure. Here’s the first six pages of that debut comic, straight from Dark Horse themselves.


Fans Do Cool Things

This Lara Croft Fan Film Is So Incredibly Bad-Ass [VIDEO]

What do you do when you get sick of waiting for a Tomb Raider film that does Lara Croft justice? You make one yourself! It’s 20 minutes long, but you need to watch this incredible fan film, which features Lara bringing the Katniss realness. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more legitimately kick-ass live-action version of Lara than the one Cassandra Ebner plays here in Croft.

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Great Hera!

Disney Characters Dressed Up As Other Characters for Halloween, Take Three

Artist Isaiah K Stephens’ previous sets of Disney characters dressed up as other fictional characters are great and all (Mulan as Xena!), but they didn’t have Meg from Hercules dressed as Catwoman. Hey, we’re all allowed to be biased toward our favorite Disney princesses.


Good News Everyone!

Tomb Raider Is Definitely Getting a Sequel

We already kind of expected this, since Gail Simone mentioned it when her gig writing comics that pick up where Tomb Raider left off was announced, but it’s nice to have official word. Phil Rogers, Square Enix CEO, has confirmed that the company is hard at work to a next generation sequel to this year’s reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. And it’s a good thing too, with that movie somewhere in production. Darrell Gallagher, studio head of Crystal Dynamics, chimed in today:

It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.

As a writer interested in seeing more lead female characters get their due, this news makes me happy. As a gamer, I want to shout “PUT IN MORE TOMBS.” And as the owner of a wallet, I suppose I’ll have to start assimilating the idea of purchasing a next generation console close to its actual release.

Previously in Tomb Raider


Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

Gail Simone Is Writing A Tomb Raider Comic. Heck. Yes.

Awesome news of the day: Dark Horse is putting out a series that takes off where the most recent Tomb Raider game ended, and it’s being written by Gail Simone. Are you excited? We are excited.

Go under the cut for details about what to expect from the story, and when you can expect to see this project on the shelves of your local comic-book shop!


Officially Official

Today In Extremely Appropriate Hiring Choices: Buffy Scribe To Pen Tomb Raider Movie

That’s another box Marti Noxon can check off on her “awesome female characters I’ve written” Bingo card.


Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

It Looks Like Hayley Atwell Would Be Okay With Being Lara Croft, and We’re Also in Favor

Sometimes we talk about poorly sourced rumors here because they look very, very likely to be true. Sometimes we talk about things that may not be something that Hollywood is officially doing, or will ever officially do, because we very, very much want it to be something that happens.

You know, like Hayley Atwell returning to the nerd world as the lead in the Tomb Raider movie reboot currently in development.


The Mary Sue Exclusive

When Professionals Aren’t: The PAX East Tomb Raider Cosplay Harassment Story

Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your “safe space” can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft  cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation – a situation we’re hearing about far too often these days. 


Cautiously Optimistic

MGM Announces New Tomb Raider Film in Development

Rumors of a Tomb Raider movie inspired more by the current reboot of the series in video games rather than the two previous installments of the movie franchise have been swirling for a few months now. The putative film had even acquired a production company and producer, GK Films, whose pedigree is anything but marked by big budget blockbuster shlock, what with Traffic, Argo, The Departed, Gangs of New York, and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. But the project crossed an important line yesterday by partnering with a larger distribution studio. With the involvement of MGM, this is now a film that will probably get made.