Double or Nothing #4

Lando — Double or Nothing #4 (of 5)

Writer: Rodney Barnes
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Colorist: Andres Mossa
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Lando – Double or Nothing is almost over with issue #4, and I can’t say it’s getting much better. The writing is okay, the art is okay, but an okay issue isn’t really a great selling point.

Lando manages to escape the pursuing TIE fighters, and then infiltrates the prison factory to rally and arm the Petrusians. Once armed, they kick off their revolution and the issue ends. For action, Lando fights some weird spiderish creatures in a sewer that can fix themselves. Sadly, they’re not very interesting, which is partly the fault of the artist not making very visually interesting. There’s also the brief ship chase, but it ends pretty quickly and, again, it’s not very interesting, exciting or entertaining. Most of the issue revolves around some conversations between Lando and L3, and Lando and Petrusians. Personally, I don’t think Rodney Barnes is doing a very good job at capturing L3’s voice, so the L3 and Lando conversations are duds. Lando’s ego is so huge, that I really don’t like him either. And the Petrusians aren’t very well developed, so there’s not much to root for there. He gives a speech that probably shouldn’t have worked, but does, and so everyone magically gets recharged for their revolution they gave up on in the last issue or two. It’s all convenient and nothing really new or exciting or all that well done.

I hate to be a downer on anything Star Wars, but not everything works for everyone, and in this case Double or Nothing isn’t working for me. The writing and the artworks is a double miss, and issue #4 is not one I’d recommend. It’s okay, but it’s not great. I give it two and half out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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