Donald Glover is back as Lando in comic book form. Coming hot from the presses after his outstanding performance of Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story, we have Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 released by Marvel. The cover represents Donald Glover exceptionally. So, you know we are getting a great Lando-inspired comic right off the bat.
The Creators of Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1
Behind this comic, we have writer, Rodney Barnes, artist Paolo Villanelli, colorist Andres Mossa, and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna. This comic is based on Disney and Lucasfilms’ Star Wars characters. And, they do a transcendent job on this first issue.
If you don’t know much about the Star Wars lore and perhaps have been in limbo with the whole series, this issue does not put you in confusion. As someone who knows about Star Wars but is not actively in the fandom of it, this comic makes you feel at ease.
In A Land Far, Far Away…
Lando is cockier and a young buck in this new Star Wars series. Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, and even before he lost the Millenium Falcon. This series is a take on Lando’s adventures and sometimes misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to his appearance in Solo.
The Writing Stays Close To Home
In Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 we have Lando Calrissian, L3-37 (Ellthree), and Kristiss. These are the main characters we get to see throughout this first issue. Right off the bat, what stands out is the writing. Barnes creates Lando in such a delightful light. He’s charismatic, a wee bit of a blockhead, at times, and attractive. What more could you want?
Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 is rated T, it’s not a difficult read at all, you can easily read this in a matter of minutes. It goes by quickly, and by the end, you are left wanting so much more. The writing truly grabs you inside of this Star Wars story.
Honestly, it is Lando that brings you in and grabs you. His wit is attractive — even on the page. You see a ton of Donald Glover inspiration and it makes for a great read because Donald Glover has created a fantastic adaptation of Lando. Not better than the first, but close enough to it.
The Art Adds To The Adventure of Lando
After you have a blast reading the comic, you realize the art is just off the charts fun and whimsical. Villanelli creates each page as something new, something exciting; it jumps at you in such a fun way. Again, praise for the Glover inspiration — it is not easy creating a character to look so much like a real actor, and Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 does it very well.
When we think of Star Wars, we think of adventure and going on a venture to a somewhat fun place for a price. We have fun with the films, we have fun with the adventures, and we have fun with the characters. Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 does just that and more.
It brings the happiness from the screen to the comics. And, it does it so well. Incredibly well, even. When you open Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 the adventure plunges off the page. If you don’t take anything from this first issue, take the adventure and take Lando.
Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 Is a Huge Score For All Fans Alike!
Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 is a great first issue for Star Wars fans and non-Star Wars fans alike. Anyone and everyone can have fun with this issue despite the lore. If you don’t like Star Wars — honestly, this is still an insanely enjoyable issue.
Without giving too much away about the plot, we will say — Lando, hopefully, saves the world? Or maybe he won’t… Nonetheless, his banter with L3-37 is fantastic. We laughed out loud very often while reading L3-37 and Lando’s banter. Go grab this issue; the art, the writing, the everything is just a huge score for everyone.
Will be waiting unpatiently for the next issue, but for valid reason.