Star Wars Lando Double or Nothing #1
Written by Rodney Barnes
Art by Paolo Villanelli
Colors by Andres Mossa
Letters by Joe Caramanga
Lando Calrissian is a legend in his own mind as he chronicles the universe as he sees it aboard the Millennium Falcon. As he contemplates the future of his ship, specifically turning it into a floating casino, L3 chimes in about how ridiculous his plan is, giving us another look at their complicated and hilarious relationship.
Meanwhile, an uprising is forming on the droid repair planet Kullgroon as Kristiss communicates with her father about how they can possibly get a shipment of weapons down to the planet in order to free themselves from the grip of the Empire. A task that is easier said than done and one that is going to require an expert smuggler to make happen.
It just so happens that she knows someone. Someone who she’s done business with before and knows does not come cheap. She catches up with Lando on planet Batuv and does what she can to convince the smuggler to help her and her cause. A scene that leaves the reader wondering who is charming who at the end.
The rest of the action in this issue moves pretty fast and that’s a good thing. Putting all the players on the board makes sense given the story and giving Lando moments to contemplate his next move and his banter with L3 is well written. The fact that there is history between these two only adds to the overall joy of their scenes together. There is a fun adventure forming in this first issue and visually, it looks amazing. I love the art in this issue and how the characters are rendered. I really want to know what happens next.