Fans of the galaxy's greatest protocol droid have noticed that in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, C-3PO has a new red arm. In a special one-shot from Marvel, we'll learn just how and why he got it. Today, Marvel announced Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1, a new story from the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens publishing program coming in December.
Reuniting the acclaimed and award-winning writer and artist team of James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, the tale follows "golden rod" on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and reveals what led to this change in appearance. While LucasFilm didn't reveal exactly when the comic would hit the shelves. Here's what James Robinson had to say in a statement about this highly-anticipated Marvel comic book.
"That's a really exciting part of doing this story. I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought 'Wow, I'm the writer who gets to explain that.'"
You may not be fluent in over six million forms of communication...but this book is a must have in any language. We first saw C-3PO's red arm in merchandise photos, revealed back in June, but no details were revealed about how the Star Wars protocol droid got a mismatched arm. This story takes place more than 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, but it isn't known when exactly C-3PO's arm was replaced.
Do you have a theory about this comic book will explain C-3PO's red arm? Hopefully we'll get to see C-3PO in the new trailer that will debut sometime this fall, but we haven't seen much of the original trilogy's characters thus far. While we wait for more details, check out the comic book artwork below.