Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #1

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Paolo Villanelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Straight from the frames of the highly-anticipated film SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY swaggers a younger and somehow even cockier Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millenium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando's adventures and misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to his appearance in SOLO!
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  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jun 3, 2018

    Despite some issues with the over-the-top nature of the lead and the story, STAR WARS: LANDO #1 is a fantastic opening issue in what could be a fine addition to the STAR WARS mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Alden Diaz Jun 2, 2018

    Overall, I had a great time with this issue. It isnt a big story, but it doesnt have to be. We have to let this brand feel smaller in scope at times. Im very excited for the next four issues. For fans that want to consume the smaller things in the expanded canon, youll definitely want to check this one out. And for fans that enjoyed Solo, this is the flashy and fun adventure youll want to go on next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Brian Clements May 30, 2018

    With spot on dialogue by writer Rodney Barnes and excellent character design by artist Paolo Villanelli, this comic should be an easy hit for the long term. Lando and L3 bicker, take a job they probably shouldn't, get into some trouble, escape by the skin of their teeth, make some jokes about capes, lather, rinse, repeat. I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Jun 1, 2018

    Overall this is a really good comic by if you haven't seen the Solo film then you may be missing out some. But if you're looking for a good fun read and especially if you're a fan of Star Wars then def give this a go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jun 4, 2018

    Credit where credit is due, this was an enjoyable issue. Not quite as good as the opening installment of the previous Lando mini-series (which is also very good - check it out) but I have to say I found this interesting. The time period, characters, look and feel of this were very different from a lot of the material you would normally read me the Star Wars line and I have to say that it is refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 31, 2018

    Lando: Double or Nothing#1 is a great comic to pick up after watching Soloand (and hopefully)wishing that maybe Lando and L3 deserved a little more screen time. Paolo Villanelli and Andres Mossa turn in a spectacular chase sequence, and hopefully, they and Rodney Barnes can continue to add some fun wrinkles to the opportunism versus altruism conflict that has defined Lando as a character since he mispronounced Han Solo's name for the first time back in 1980. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 1, 2018

    Rodney Barnes has captured Lando in fine fashion and the trouble he puts him in is perfect. I wish the art had been a little stronger and the lettering different. This isn't a perfect Star Wars book, but will please those who want to see more of Donald Glover's version of the character. I'm looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 5, 2018

    There's plenty of potential here and I'm curious to see what they'll be doing next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2018

    This is a fun first issue that doesn't take itself too seriously and sets up a pretty interesting story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost May 31, 2018

    There's much to like here while also being aware of some of the finer points of the book may be lost on readers not familiar with the larger mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 31, 2018

    Lando: Double or Nothing #1 is a flawed yet fun comic. The dialogue is mostly quite good. Lando seems shallow, but that may be some of the point. L3-37 is alright as the wet-blanket character. The art of Villanelli and Mossa looks great. The problems dont sink the comic, and I can recommend it as a fun light read. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Tom Baker Jun 4, 2018

    If you liked his role in Solo, here's more of the same! But it's not going to reinvent the wheel. Or"the space wheel"? Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - JK Schmidt May 30, 2018

    Rodney Barnes' plot so far has the potential to gain steam, but sometimes the dialogue can be a little clunky. I feel like L3 in particular loses some of her charm on the page. That said, it's a decent read, and I'm interested to see where it leads. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Bryan Brown May 30, 2018

    Lando Calrissian is the smoothest characters in the Star Wars universe. The notion is not lost in this book, but it fails to capture the same magic as the previous Lando series. It's disappointing how quickly this issue goes off the rails. Rodney Barnes is a good writer but fails to deliver with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick May 30, 2018

    Star Wars: Lando - Double or Nothing #1 has great art, but fails to deliver an enticing story. This series is best suited for hardcore Star Wars fans or those who are specifically looking to learn more about the life and times of Lando and Ellthree. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 31, 2018

    Solo diehards looking for a Lando fix will likely be right at home here, but anyone else might need some more convincing. Read Full Review

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