Preview for Marvel's Star Wars C-3PO Teases the Story Behind that Red Arm

Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 5:12PM
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 5:12PM
Preview for Marvel's Star Wars C-3PO Teases the Story Behind that Red Arm
C-3PO is something of a legend in the Star Wars franchise, and while his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn't a significant one, it did get a lot of people talking. Other than his early days in Phantom Menace, Threepio's appearance has been almost unchanged throughout the Star Wars saga. So, when he showed up in marketing materials for The Force Awakens with a red arm, everyone wanted to know what trouble he'd gotten himself into to warrant a replacement limb.

For some time now, we've known that we would get an answer to that question in a new Marvel comics series set prior to the events in The Force Awakens. Now, Marvel has released a series of preview pages for the first issue, teasing the events that see the protocol droid lose an arm.











You didn't think they were going to give you the answer in the preview pages, did you? Still, these unlettered pages do seem to show that Threepio and his posse of fellow droids have gotten themselves into some kind of mess...a mess that they will likely not make it out of in one piece.

Written by James Robinson, STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO comes with art from Tony Harris and variant covers from the likes of Reilly Brown and Todd Nauck.

Issue 1 hits shelves next month.
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