That burning question from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will soon be answered. How did C-3PO get that red arm? Marvel and Disney announced a while back that there would be a C-3PO comic coming soon, and now we know it will be on shelves in March and will tell a previously unknown story about our favorite fluent communicator.
In the pages seen below, Marvel and Disney released a preview of C-3PO #1:
First seen on Slashfilm, the images do not show us much, but they do appear to be depicting C-3PO in some distress or trouble. The companies also released the official synopsis of the comic series along with the comic images:
How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one.
Hopefully, the witty droid’s story will be an intriguing one. I’ve always loved C-3PO. The red arm scenario could attach him to some other storylines as well, and could potentially be a link to a more intense time in the universe after Return of the Jedi, a time we don’t know a whole lot about.
In any case, as mention before, the comic hits store shelves in March.