First let me apologize for being away so long. I will do everything in my power to be more timely and not just that, but to get caught up. With that being said Lets dive head first in to Marvel’s newest release, Part 1 of a 5 part mini-series, Lando.
There is no definitive time line for when this takes place, but based on the opening crawl of the book, I would place it slightly before episode four A New Hope. We all know what kind of man Lando is, or at least I assume you do if you are reading this review. Just in case you don’t, he is a ladies man, a true player when it comes to the ladies. He is a gambler, some would say he has a problem, and should seek counseling. He did after all lose the Millennium Falcon on a bet to Han Solo. He is also as smart as he is lucky.
In this issue we see all of the above, It starts off with him seducing an Imperial Governor. Try to steal a prized trinket to pay off a debt, only to get conned into doing something even more dangerous to pay off the same debt. Appears to take Emperor Palpatines ship for a joy ride, and Lobot speaks. Lobot speaks? I had no clue he could do that until this issue.
This is a solid first issue of the early adventures of Lando. If you understand the character you kind of expect what an issue of him is like and this issue delivers. If you missed out on this issue and wish you hadn’t a second print is in the works for an August 12th release, reserve yours today from your local comic shop. I really enjoyed this issue and give it a sold 4.5 out of 5.
Star Wars: Lando #1
Written by: Charles Soule
Art: Alex Maleev
You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship…but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element—trouble!