Lando Calrissian's 'Star Wars' Comic Book Appearances
Mark today's 'Star Wars: Age of Rebellion - Lando Calrissian' #1 with a look at Lando's comics!
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When you’re smooth, suave, and savvy, the galaxy’s your playground. Nobody knows this better than Lando Calrissian.
Han Solo’s buddy and the Baron Administrator of Cloud City gets his due in the new STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LANDO CALRISSIAN #1, and it’s a good bet that smuggling scoundrel will have a few cards up his sleeve and a few surprises under his cape.
For those of you who’d like to catch up with Calrissian here in the mighty modern age of Marvel’s Star Wars comics, we’ve compiled the Lando List just for you. It’s short, but oh-so sweet, like a fine wine only the main man himself can get you…or so he says.
While the rest of our galactic heroes fought the good fight against the Empire in the regular STAR WARS series, Lando held his own in a 2015 five-issue limited series appropriately and simply titled LANDO. Set before his film debut in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, the tale told of the smooth criminal’s heist of the Emperor’s personal space yacht and an unlucky encounter with a powerful Sith artifact onboard—not to mention a few Royal Guards just to make things interesting...
From there, Lando got a few choice lines in 2015’s JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 before playing a slightly larger role in issue #3 of the same series. He’s definitely a support player in his appearances, but as we all well know, even a little bit of Lando always leaves you wanting more!
When writer Jason Aaron rolled out some solo stories of Rebels with a cause in the ongoing STAR WARS book, he and artist Salavador Larroca afforded Calrissian a sweet spot of his own in 2017’s STAR WARS #34…though he shared it with Han Solo’s “wife,” Sana Starros. The two ne’er-do-wells wound up on Coruscant for some specific skullduggery in a little saga entitled “The Thirteen Crates.” (And you can track it down in the STAR WARS VOL. 6: OUT AMONG THE STARS collection!)
Biding his time, Lando finally saw a new limited series all his own in 2018’s STAR WARS: LANDO – DOUBLE OR NOTHING by writer Rodney Barnes and artist Paolo Villanelli. Set just before the exciting events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the series detailed young Lando and his droid L3-37’s efforts to deliver much-needed weapons to an enslaved people battling the Empire. Mix in the Millennium Falcon, lots of action, and a few fateful choices for our star, and it makes for one heckuva good Star Wars read.
Of course, then the smiling smuggler appeared in the SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION, but you already knew that, right?
What’s he been up to lately, you wonder? That’s where STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LANDO CALRISSIAN #1 comes in, aided and abetted by writer Greg Pak and artist Matteo Buffagni. And it’s probably not much of gamble to guess that our main man’s gonna shine in this one.
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