Even though Lando Calrissian supposedly isn’t going to be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (what’s up with that, JJ??), he is still one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe. He’s a ladies’ man, was able to win a whole city in a card game, and he can rock a pair of slacks and a cape better than anyone, ever. Even though the character appeared recently in an episode of Star Wars: Rebels, voiced by original actor Billy Dee Williams, the good folks at Marvel Comics have wisely decided that we need even more Lando in our lives.
Today Marvel Comics announced the release of Lando #1 – a brand new Star Wars limited series coming this July. Join Lando on his greatest caper ever as 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!”
According to writer Charles Soule, “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.”
Lando joins the already massively popular Star Wars line of books from Marvel, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the ongoing Star Wars comic from creators Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. Created in conjunction with Lucasfilm, Lando is part of the new overall continuity of the Star Wars universe. Now hopefully director Rian Johnson can find a way to include Mr. Calrissian in Episode VIII, and all will be right with the world.
Lando goes on sale this July. Check out the cover by Alex Maleev below, as well as the variant cover from Leinil Yu.