Marvel Launches Lando Calrissian Comic For Star Wars Line From Soule And Maleev (UPDATE)

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I thought Charles Soule wasn't writing enough Marvel comic books right now, they are still in single figures.

Well, Lando is the latest Marvel Star Wars comic, the first issue from Charles Soule and Alex Maleev out in July.

StarWars.com reports,

"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 series writer Soule.

In Marvel's Lando, developed closely with Lucasfilm, the titular character — in the days before he became a hero, but still with Lobot at his side — looks to steal one of the galaxy's most valuable ships. But, as usual, he may be 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."

Hot on the heels of the character's return in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, Lando joins Marvel's growing line of critically acclaimed and bestsellingStar Wars comics, including Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan. This deal is getting better all the time.

How long until Dennis Hopeless writes Jar Jar Binks?

UPDATE: Could it have been this, from Soule's project list?

8. The Oh My God! This one is another Marvel book, and it's for a character I think is actually a bit under-explored. I get to break some new ground here, and that's always fun. Redefining expectations, you know? If I do my job right, people will hopefully want much more of this person, and I'd be more than happy to tell those stories. (Moleskine color – light blue.)

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