We might have not seen Lando Calrissian on the set of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, but what if the coolest cat in the Galaxy gets his own comic book series? This is a very early rumor from Bleeding Cool, but it’s really an interesting one.
January 18, 2015
From Bleeding Cool:
[Jonathan Hickman] said he was taking a break from Marvel after the end of Secret Wars and his run on The Avengers… but might there be room for a small one?
I hear that, accompanying Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia, Marvel are to publish a series starring Lando Calrissian, the turn-turncoat from Star Wars.
Strangely, the source seems to have his doubts that Hickman will be the one to write the series – though that doesn’t discredit the possibility that a series starring Lando is off the table entirely. Between Lando’s recent appearance on Rebels and this new rumor, things are looking bright for this character. Perhaps Billy Dee Williams might sneak a cameo into The Force Awakens after all?
Looks like the rumor was true after all. The official Star Wars website gives a solicit of the series.
The smooth-talking scoundrel strikes back! Marvel and Lucasfilm announced today that Lando Calrissian — puffer pig collector, Cloud City administrator, and Rebel hero — will star in his own limited series. Lando #1, from creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight), hits stores in July, and finds Lando embarking on his greatest caper ever.
In Marvel’s Lando, developed closely with Lucasfilm, the titular character — in the days before he became a hero, but still with Lobot at his side — looks to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable ships. But, as usual, he may be in over his head.