You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element—trouble!
After stealing the Emperor Palpatine's luxury yacht Imperialis, Lando Calrissian and Lobot intend to take the ship into hyperspace once they have exited the planet Castell's gravity well. However, their escape path is blocked by three Imperial-class Star Destroyers. The Imperial ships are commanded by Commodore Idel, Captain Shan and Captain Conro and are given orders to recover the Imperialis. Before proceeding with their mission, Idel orders the Star Destroyers to destroy Orbital Shipyard CC-24 to punish the shipyard for failing to respect the Emperor's property. Commodore Idel deploys several gravity mines to warp the local space so that they can't jump into hyperspace.
However, the Imperialis's automated defense systems destroy the mines. While Lando powers up the ship, Commodore Idel promises a million credits to whoever brings him the Imperialis. When Korin Pers demands that Lando tell him and Aleksin and Pavol what he has gotten them into, Calrissian realizes that the Star Destroyers are not destroying them because the ship carries something valuable. Two of the Star Destroyers trap the Imperialis in their tractor beams. However, Calrissian undertakes a risky maneuver. He draws the tractor beam of one of Star Destroyers towards the second ship, causing both Destroyers to collide. Calrissian and his companions then flew into deep space.
Meanwhile on the Inner Rim world of Amethia Prime, the bounty hunter Chanath Cha pursues the alien crime lord Big String who flees on his aquatic yacht into the ocean. After blowing up his seaside palace, Chanath pursues them and disables his yacht, leaving it dead on the ocean. After fighting his men, Chanath kidnaps the crime lord and takes off with her jetpack. After receiving a hologram transmission from the Emperor, Chanath drops her quarry into the ocean. Palpatine tasks Chanath with recovering his lost ship and provides her with the only vessel capable of locating his stolen yacht. If she is not able to recover it, he tasks Chanath with destroying the Imperialis. Meanwhile, a shamefaced Commodore Idel shoots himself in the head for his failure.
Aboard the Imperialis, Lobot praises Lando for his maneuver, which the smuggler boasts of having done it a thousand times. Calrissian and Sava Korin Pers decide to take all the treasures in the Imperialis but give the ship to Papa Toren. When Lando asks what they actually stole, Pers replies that ship is covered from top to bottom with treasure. Lando and his companions find the ship's hallways decorated with art and luxurious artifacts including a Gungan fertility totem. Pers speculates that the ship is a custom job from Raith Sienar himself. Lobot uses his interface unit to access the ship's central chamber only to be stabbed by an Emperor's Royal Guard.
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- LANDO (2015) #2. Marvel.com.