Rejoice, Lando Calrissian Is Getting His Own Marvel Comic Series

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Perhaps, just this once, this deal is getting better all the time — everyone's favourite Space Gas magnate Lando Calrissian will headline his own comic book from Marvel this summer. Let's hope it's full of adventure and fabulous half-capes.

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The news was actually announced yesterday to coincide with the start of Star Wars Celebration, but it went (perhaps understandably) under the radar after a certain trailer came out. The series will be penned by Charles Soule, with art by Alex Maleev — and like Marvel's Princess Leia series, Lando will run for five issues, beginning this July.

Set before his time as a Rebel Alliance hero in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the series will follow Lando and his trusty cyborg pal Lobot as lone scoundrels chasing down a valuable ship. Here's how Soule sets the story up, as well as a variant cover for the first issue by Lenil Francis Yu:

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.

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Illustration for article titled Rejoice, Lando Calrissian Is Getting His Own Marvel Comic Series

It's cool to see Marvel and Lucasfilm using comics to tell stories focusing on individual Star Wars characters that you might not get to see in a traditional ongoing series. Maybe at some hopeful point in the future, we'll get a 5-part comic starring Admiral Ackbar. I'd totally read that.

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alliterator85
alliterator

Awesome, but just one correction: Princess Leia is a five issue mini-series, but Darth Vader is an ongoing series.