Although we reported in January that we’d heard rumblings of a Lando comic (here), it’s cool to see it in the flesh. Or, well, paper…
The Lando Calrissian 5-issue series will arrive in July and here’s the official synopsis. Colour us excited for this one!
Written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Alex Maleev, “Lando” marks the fifth original “Star Wars” series released by Marvel since the franchise returned to the publisher. The story follows Lando in the days before his on-screen introduction in “Episode IV,” though as Soule tellsStarWars.com, he’s still the same character fans fell in love with.
“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,” Sould said. “But Lando’s got a plan to change all that… and it starts with the deal of a lifetime”
Introduced to the franchise’s cast in “Empire Strikes Back,” Lando was brought to life on the big screen by Billy Dee Williams. The character proved popular, and played a key role in “Return of the Jedi” as well as a number of “Star Wars” comics over the years, both as a supporting character and in a starring role.
Marvel Expands The STAR WARS™ Universe With LANDO #1 This July!
New York, NY – April 17, 2015 – You know him. You love him. Prepare to see a side of him you’ve never seen before as the galaxy’s smoothest gambler, entrepreneur, and smuggler gets his very own series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfillm Ltd. are pleased to announce LANDO#1 – a brand new Star Wars limited series coming this July from Marvel Comics! Join Lando on his greatest caper ever as blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight) bring you a new tale of a scoundrel in his natural element – trouble!
“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 Charles Soule.
Before he joined the rebellion, before he oversaw mining operations on Bespin – he was just Lando. Making his way in the galaxy and getting by on good looks, charm, and an ace up his sleeve (sometimes literally). With his cyborg aide Lobot at his side, Lando has plans to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable ships. Yet even with his swindles and unparalleled swagger – has he bitten off more than he can chew?
“Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run,” continues Soule, “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.”
Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new Marvel Comics limited series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe! Once again, Marvel brings the biggest creators in the industry to the biggest characters in a galaxy far, far away. Be there when the Star Wars line expands this July in LANDO #1!
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LANDO CALRISSIAN #1 (of 5)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by LEINIL YU
On Sale in July!