Fan Favourite Lando Calrissian Gets His Own Marvel ComicApril 17, 2015
What do we have here!? Lando Calrissian, everyone’s favorite smuggler, space pirate and charmer is back for his very own limited Marvel series. Fresh off his appearance in Star Wars Rebels, Lando is taking his rightful place among a long list of successful Marvel Star Wars comics which include Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan.
Maybe to placate his many fans who were hoping to see him in the upcoming Star Wars : The Force Awakens, the series debuts in July with Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight) at the helm. Their impressive resumes show the series is in good hands but nothing soothes fan boy anxiety like knowing the people handling your favorites are super fans themselves.
“Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars? Depends on who you ask, probably. But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story,” says series writer Soule
Like his Star Wars: Rebels appearance, the comics will take place before Cloud City and the original Star wars trilogy exploring his adventures to cheat, steal and hustle across the galaxy. The plot will involve Lando and his cyborg sidekick Lobot in a scheme to steal a valuable space ship.
Lando #1 hits stores in July and it will surely be as great as all the current Star Wars line. Who’s next for solo series? I nominate Qui Gon Jinn.