For other uses, see Lady Luck (disambiguation).

"Lady Luck" is a 16-page comic featured in Star Wars Tales 3. It was written by Rich Handley and Darko Macan, illustrated by Chris Brunner, lettered by Steve Dutro, colored by Michelle Madsen and Dave Stewart, and edited by Dave Land and Peet Janes. It takes place in 1 ABY.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

In Cloud City, Lando Calrissian wins a game of sabacc against Barpotomous Drebble, gathering over 25,000 credits. He leaves the casino and sees an alien running away from a prone woman, carry her pendant. Lando throws a knife at the control panel for the door the alien is attempting to escape through, stopping him in his tracks. The alien throws the pendant to his Toydarian friend Zlato, but Lando uses his cape to capture Zlato and grab the pendant. The proper authorities come around and arrest the criminals, as the woman thanks Lando for what he's done; Lando notices that she sat next to Drebble during his sabacc game, and when she did, his luck quickly turned around.

Lobot comes around and tells Lando that the Baron Administrator Dominic Raynor has challenged Lando to a game of sabacc. Lando agrees and goes to where Raynor is waiting, and the Baron happens to have the woman, who he calls Ymile, by his side. The game goes on for quite some time, as Lando, after getting a pure sabacc, bets his ship, the Cobra. Raynor reveals an Idiot's Array, the best hand in the game, winning the Cobra from a much-chagrined Lando. Lobot tells Lando that someone's been using a skifter to rig the game. Dominic denies it, of course, but Lobot reveals that indeed the dealer was using one.

The dealer claims that Drebble paid him off, and Raynor has Drebble locked up. Lando asks what will become of the game, and Raynor simply says that he shouldn't relinquish the winnings due to someone else cheating. Suddenly, Lobot presents Lando with an anonymous gift of five million credits, from someone who wants to see the game continue. Raynor sees this and demands another game. And so, Lando and Dominic continue playing, when Lando puts up 4 million credits and his starship lot on Nar Shaddaa against Raynor's Baron Administratorship. Dominic laughs it off at first, but Lando tells him that it has three pre-Empire Surronian Farstars, which have become collector's items under the Empire, and Raynor agrees to the bet. Lando reveals he has pure sabacc, causing Baron Raynor to angrily call the guards, but of course they don't listen to him. Lando Calrissian has become the new Baron Administrator of Cloud City.

Lobot reveals to Lando later that Ymile's pendant was a skifter, and that, coupled with Lobot's connection to the Cloud City computers, allowed Lando to get the right cards at the right time. And the money came from the collective efforts of fifty thousand Ugnaught workers on Bespin, who hated what Raynor had done to the city. Lando walks over to a balcony and dramatically drops Ymile's pendant off the edge.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

This story explains why Lando has a ship called Lady Luck in later years. This also could be the incident referred to by Barpotomous Drebble in the Marvel Star Wars comics when he accuses Lando of cheating him.

In the third panel of the comic's second page, Mike Mignola's Hellboy makes a cameo as a background character.

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The events taking place in this tale—unlike other stories in the ambiguously canon Star Wars Tales series—have been canonized by being included in sources such as The New Essential Chronology, Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide and the short story Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array.

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
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