In Lando: Double or Nothing, Lando Calrissian takes a job that will lead him to his destiny
Lando Calrissian. Card Player. Gambler. Scoundrel. Before he was a hero of the Rebellion he was all these things. In this mini-series set shortly before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story we see Lando and L3-37 take a job to help the Petrusians, a people that have been virtually enslaved by the Empire at a droid repair facility. A female freedom fighter names Kristiss hires Lando to smuggle herself and weapons into the facility to help her father and their people. However, nothing goes as planned.
While Lando tells himself he’s doing it for the money, we all know this smuggler isn’t all bad, just like his future best friend. There’s a romantic undercurrent with Kristiss and Lando, which adds to his history as a bit of a ladies’ man. We also get L3 in all her snarky glory. I particularly liked a couple of lines that hilariously foreshadowed things to come, Lando as a Rebel Hero and Mining Colony Governor.
Double or Nothing
Rodney Barnes is the author of this volume. He is a screenwriter and producer. He is best known for The Boondocks, My Wife and Kids, Everybody Hates Chris, Marvel’s Runaways, and Starz’s American Gods. He captured the established characters well and created some great new ones with Kristiss and her father.
Paolo Villanelli is an artist for Marvel that works on X-Men: Red, Typhoid Fever, and the Star Wars titles Vader: Dark Visions and Age of Republic. He is set to appear at Florida Supercon in Miami this July.
I enjoyed this comic. It was short and fun and gave us some backstory to a character that needs fleshing out. Recommended for fans of Lando and of short self-contained stories.
Star Wars: Lando – Double Or Nothing is published by Marvel Comics and is available to buy from all good stockists.
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