Writer: Rodney Barnes
Artist: Paolo Villanello
Colorist: Andres Mossa
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 focuses on Lando, L3-37, and Kristiss. These three characters are on their way to save some people, but there’s no dodging trouble when it comes to Lando. While the action doesn’t really kick in until the end of the issue, we instantly get a feel for the tone of this series.
Donald Glover’s Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story is being talked about in abundance. I have yet to see the movie, but it’s understandable from the trailers alone that his portrayal would be talked about a ton. It makes sense that they’d capitalize on it with a comic, too.
The nice thing about this series, though, is that you don’t have to have seen Solo in order to know what’s going on. In this first issue, we don’t see Han or Chewie, so we know it’s a different story. Lando and Kristiss don’t exactly get along, but they’ll do the job together anyway. And the banter between L3 and Lando works well.
Lando is a compelling character and Rodney Barnes really grasps what makes him tick. Paolo Villanello and Andres Mossa do a wonderful job bringing the character to life on the pages, too. This might not be the most thrilling of Star Wars stories, but it’s compelling enough to have me interested.
Verdict: Check it out. It’s up to you if you want to dive into more than just the movies when it comes to Star Wars. However, I found this to be a fairly entertaining issue that displays how charismatic Lando is. That alone is worth giving it a shot.