SDCC '13: Gail Simone Writes TOMB RAIDER, THE WALKING DEAD Season 4, KICK-ASS 2 Trailers

Tomb Raider
Credit: Dark Horse

Earlier this year Dark Horse announced that it would be publishing a new Tomb Raider series in 2014 based on the new era instigated by the new video game. And now at Comic-Con International: San Diego, we know who’s writing it.

And it’s a doozy.

Comics writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) has been tapped to create the new comic book adventures of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider series which launches on February 26, 2014. Simone’s carved out an impressive track record of rollicking adventure stories with Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Birds of Prey, Batgirl and her recently launched stint on Red Sonja.

In an interview with the video game site Kotaku, Simone says that the Tomb Raider comic series picks up just a few weeks after the end of the game and will serve as an ideal bridge between this year’s game and the forthcoming sequel.

“[The comic series] it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead DIRECTLY into the sequel,” Simone tells Kotaku. “This is what got me excited; we get to be part of Lara Croft history.”

When asked about Croft’s defining trait, Simone seemed to really cut to the core of the character and past the sometimes distracting visuals previous iterations of the character have had.

“The way I see Lara now is, she’s not after treasure. She’s not really after thrills. She’s a questioner, she’s an explorer. She wants answers,” Simone is quoted as saying. “The thing is, she’s completely unstoppable. That’s what I love. Everyone underestimates her, and that is a terrible mistake to make. “

WALKING DEAD reveals Season 4 Trailer, Premiere Date… and David Goyer?!

Zombies are everywhere at Comic-Con, and that’s even before you step foot into The Walking Dead TV panel. But if you were privy to get inside those doors, you would have been greeted by with a trailer for the new season of The Walking Dead. In addition to some tantalizing new clips showing some old (and new) faces in the 4-minute logn trailer, the trailer culminated with news that the fourth season would premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 9pm on AMC. International fans can rest easy as well, as AMC said that the show will premiere that same week internationally.

Across the con at the panel for the 10thanniversary of The Walking Dead comic, one of the panelists revealed that Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, who also directed Blade: Trinity, has been tapped to be a guest director for an unspecified episode in the coming season.

Look for more news on The Walking Dead – both for the comic series and the television show – here at Newsarama!

KICK-ASS 2 Extended NSFW Trailer

"Trailer contains age-restricted content and is intended for a 17+ audience," says Universal.

You've been warned.

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