When you talk Star Wars, most people consider Han Solo a badass yet they consider Lando Calrissian the biggest pimp in the galaxy and that would be very true. Which is why Marvel is giving him his own comic.
Starting in July, Marvel will drop the famous scoundrel in the Empire Strikes Back in his own five-issue miniseries. Charles Soule will be writing the origin of the character since all existing books are based in the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the original Death Star.
“Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars? Depends on who you ask, probably. But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story,” says Soule.
The series takes place before Lando became administrator of Cloud City. With Lobot at his side, Lando looks to steal one of the most valuable ships in the galaxy, but ends up in over his head.
“Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run,” continues Soule, “Lando Calrissian was just a man trying to make his way through an uncaring universe determined not to recognize that he was undeniably the coolest man in the galaxy. But Lando’s got a plan to change all that…and it starts with the deal of a lifetime.”
It will be cool for see his origin and maybe Han Solo will play a bit of a role in the new series, especially since there is history between the two characters. The new series will arrive this summer.