The Coolest Star Wars Character Gets His Own Comic In Lando #1


When Princess Leia first heard of Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, she thought he was a system, not a man. Suffice it to say, after meeting him face to face and experiencing his swagger (years before that was a thing) and charm firsthand, she wasn’t making that mistake again.

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Now the con man turned administrator turned reluctant Rebel hero is getting his time to shine in the form of his own five-issue comic book series. Just like the other Star Wars series, Lando #1 is launching in July with some serious talent attached: writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev, plus a variant cover by Leinil Yu.

Their goal is to take us back to before we first met Lando, when he was trying to make a name for himself in the grandest possible fashion.

“Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars?” Soule said in a press release. “Depends on who you ask, probably. But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story. Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run, Lando Calrissian was just a man trying to make his way through an uncaring universe determined not to recognize that he was undeniably the coolest man in the galaxy. But Lando’s got a plan to change all that … and it starts with the deal of a lifetime.”

If that doesn’t get you excited about getting to your LCS, I don’t know what to tell you. Check out the Maleev cover and the Yu variant to Lando #1, and be prepared for the Star Wars line to get a lot cooler just when the weather is getting hottest. Pretty appropriate, that.

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