Review: Lando #2

Lando Review Banner 2 Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alex Maleev Colors: Paul Mounts Cover: Alex Maleev Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna Lando is in deep with the boss, Papa Toren.  He was promised a way out of his debt, all he had to is steal one ship and he got to keep anything in the ship.  Stealing the ship was the easy part, now the question is will he be able to deliver the ship before the Empire catches him.
Lando 2

Lando #2

Everything started out so easy for Lando and his crew.  The heist was a clean and efficient job and it looked like they were home free, except for the three Star Destroyers that jumped into the system.  Lando and his crew still don't know who they have stolen from, but they are starting to realize that it is someone important in the Empire. As it turns out, the Emperor doesn't like it when someone steals his ship, especially one with a seemingly secret and important cargo aboard.  Not only does the Emperor send out three Star Destroyers to stop Lando, but they also give the order that the shipyard must be destroyed for allowing this to happen.  It's a move early on that ups the tension quite a bit. This book is mostly told in two parts.  First we have Lando, Lobot and the rest of the crew on board the Imperialis, while on the other side we have the Imperial Star Destroyer captains trying to stop them from escaping.  The Lando parts are fun and adventurous while the Imperial parts become ever more tense.  The major difference being the Imperials know whose ship that is while Lando and crew do not. The story adds one new character to the mix in the last part of the book, a bounty hunter named Chanath Cha.  We meet him in mid job as he is capturing a nasty person named Big String.  I'm so happy that we got a bounty hunter in the story and it's not Boba Fett.  If anything this new character looks like he could be more dangerous than Fett. The story wraps up with the crew starting to take stock of what they've actually gotten.  The last panels leave us hanging as things look to get even worse for Lando. This book is a fairly simple story with very few twists or turns, but Charles Soule's script keeps things entertaining with Lando's trademark charm and bravado.  Alex Maleev and Paul Mounts keep the art and visuals interesting when it really is just two alternating cockpit shots for most of the book.  Maleev's layouts in the final pages keep things interesting with intercutting panels and storylines against each other.  Lando continues to be a very fun book with a tone and style all it's own.
4/5 Kath Hounds

4/5 Kath Hounds

About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.