The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is an origin story, one that has Lara Croft wind up shipwrecked on a mysterious island. What was she doing on that ship, anyway? A new comic series from Dark Horse Comics answers that question.

Tomb Raider: The Beginning is being written by Rhianna Pratchett, who's also the main writer for Crystal Dynamics' multiplatform release. The hardcover will be available for free when you pre-order at Best Buy. The story shows what happens before the game, revealing that Lara was part of a crew of an archeological TV show. The characters in the preview pages below will presumably be important ones in the game, likely as NPCs you'll either get help from, rescue from danger or come into conflict with. More info on Tomb Raider comics should be coming soon.