Star Wars: Lando #5

Star Wars: Lando #5

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• It began as the heist of a it's a fight to survive!
•  When Lando and Lobot took this gig, it seemed like an easy payday...
•  But with this conclusion, they will never be the same.
Rated T

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    If this series proves anything, it's that Marvel needs to give Soule an ongoing Star Wars project sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 8, 2015

    LANDO #5 doesn't possess the excitement or scope of the last issue, but it uses the good will generated by that issue to deliver a satisfying end. You hope, of course, that in a short series like this, it would come out of the gate with issue #1 as strong as it does in its fifth and final issue, but, really, I'm just glad it got there at all. LANDO may ultimately not be essential reading for fans of Star Wars, but none of us are worse for its existence. In fact, we may all just be a little bit better. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 8, 2015

    Maleev and Soule have woven a together solid story from beginning to end and given new meaning to Lando's eventual decision to do the right thing in Return of the Jedi. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Oct 8, 2015

    Lando #5 marks the end of yet another character driven mini-series and if Marvel continue to produce the same level of quality on the series' that follow I'm sure more and more Star Wars fans will find themselves shifting to this expanded part of the galaxy far, far away. So make sure to pick this up from you local comic book store, as it comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 8, 2015

    The finale for Lando ties a lot of things up and mostly provides some good closure. There are areas that one would like to explore more to be sure, but this series really did a great job of expanding our understanding of how your average folks view the Empire, Jedi myths and more. Soule and Maleev really bring Lando to life here and infuse him with what Billy Dee Williams did with him in the films. The result is a book that feels far more connected than most of the others do simply because of that personality. I don't truly hear the voices of the other actors in these books. I thoroughly enjoyed this series issue by issue and I imagine those that read it all in one sitting will find it to be an even better read. Great stuff that has me hoping this creative team gets another stab at the character in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - adrock512 Oct 17, 2015

    Though the ending didn't stick for me I will miss reading Lando. As a first toe dipped into the ocean that is Star Wars tie ins it was most satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 12, 2015

    "Lando" #5 puts Lando Calrissian and Lobot in position for their eventual journey to Bespin but leaves much of that journey untold. Put into perspective, this five-issue tale provides a bit of character growth for the eventual Cloud City Administrator, but the true character development falls upon the shoulders of Lando's right-hand man Lobot. Soule already has more "Star Wars" work lined up, but I'm much more interested in the next set of developments for Lando and Lobot than I would be to re-read this story. At the end of "Lando" #5, the arc of the character's adventures truly seems like it could have been shorter but much more dynamic. Hopefully, the next arc of Lando Calrissian's adventures will make some adjustments and bring a bit more punch, in both story measure and artistic rendering. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 13, 2015

    I couldn't recommend this to the hardest of hard core fans. This issue was a disappointment, as was this entire arc. Unnecessary and visually disappointing. Look elsewhere for Star Wars stories. Read Full Review

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