Secondly, an alternate history comic published by one of the Big Two: DC Comics. DC Comics’ Bombshells is set during World War II, featuring some DC’s best and brightest female characters as part of a special group organized by the government to fight in the war. This one is written by Marguerite Bennet, who also writes Marvel’s recent all- female Avengers team, A-Force, and drawn primarily by artist Marguerite Sauvage. The art is reason enough to pick up a copy, as it depicts characters with tasteful femininity and strength, rather than the comic industry’s usual outrageous poses. This is a comic book for fans of DC, fans of alternate histories, and fans of good stories.
Last, but certainly not least, Lando, from Marvel Comics. Lando is, indeed, about the rascally leader of Cloud City, Lando Calrissian. This five-issue miniseries takes place before he comes to Cloud City, and details his theft of an Imperial ship with valuable, and mysterious, cargo. Charles Soule and Alex Maleev write and illustrate. This is part of what may be considered a first wave for new Star Wars comics published by Marvel since Lucasfilm was bought by Disney. The dialogue is quick and witty, as one would expect from anything associated with Star Wars, and the suspense is compelling. The art adds to the mystery with dark tones.