Comics: Star Wars – Lando (miniseries)

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As we draw ever closer to the release of the new Star Wars movie, another Star Wars/Marvel miniseries has come to a close. This month saw the final issue of the Lando short-run, and I must say, this was a really great book.

At first, I wasn’t too sure just how good a comic featuring a character such as Lando Calrissian would be. I mean, I like Lando. He’s a great character. But I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to headline his own title. Years ago I read a few of the EU Lando novels and I felt that they left a bit to be desired. I’m happy to say that my fears were completely unfounded. This miniseries was absolutely fantastic. The team at Marvel have done a great job at capturing the persona of Lando. His wit and slick persona are perfectly represented here. On top of that, we have an excellent story that reels you in completely. I found myself waiting impatiently each month for the new issue to drop.

As usual, I don’t want to risk spoiling any of the story here. But we do get to see and learn a bit more about Lando’s sidekick, Lobot. We also get a bit of insight into Lando’s real personality and moral compass. (More so than we we see in the films.) Of course, there’s still plenty of smooth-talking scoundrel to go around.

All in all, this is really a great book from Lucasfilm and Marvel.

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Artwork: The art here is a very “paintish”, cell-shaded type style. Not my favorite type of comic book art, but it’s well done and fit’s the content nicely.

Story: The storyline is great! No spoilers, but the plot centers on Lando and his team taking on a heist that ends up being way more than they bargained for. Surprisingly, quite a bit of good lore here as well.

Recommended:  Yes. This is a book that’s very accessible to almost anyone, but OT and Lando fans especially will find a lot of enjoyment.

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