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First Look at ‘The Force Awakens’ C-3PO Prequel Comic That Explains His Red Arm

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Not long ago we learned that Disney and Marvel had plans for a C-3PO prequel comic that would explain how the endearing droid got that red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Episode VIII doesn’t arrive until 2017, so if you can’t wait that long to find out why C-3PO has a weird new appendage, Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 has your answer. And although this first look at the upcoming comic doesn’t really shed any light on the matter, it does give you a nice sneak peek.

Marvel released a handful of images previewing the upcoming Star Wars Special issue, which was written by James Robinson, with art by Tony Harris. As you can see in the images below, the artwork has a heavy metal vibe to it, almost literally with those severe, deep blacks against the more vibrant hues. It’s interesting, for sure:

 

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Here’s the official description of the new comic from Marvel:

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. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March!

As that synopsis notes, the first issue of Star Wars Special: C-3PO hits stands in March.

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