Lara Croft is no stranger to comics, having had a run of 51 issues released by Top Cow comics from 1999 to 2005. Now, Square Enix's adventure heroine will star in a new comic that's being released in conjunction with the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.

Entitled Tomb Raider: The Beginning, the graphic novel will set up the events that transpire in the game. Apparently, prior to the game, Lara is involved with an archeological-themed television show. We're pretty sure that nothing will go tragically wrong during the taping of the show. The comic will be free to those who preorder the game at Best Buy; no word on whether it will be available at retail.

The comic book is penned by Rhianna Pratchett, who also wrote the script for the new game. Dark Horse is publishing the book.

Source: Kotaku