Last year, when images began to trickle out from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the fandom spun out in a flurry of impatient and excited inquiries — one, specifically, focused on the new arm that protocol droid and constant worrier C-3PO seemed to acquire.
When the suit was rolled out at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I was able to catch it up-close, noticing the rust and wear that the arm had already suffered. Whatever had happened, it seemed as though the Resistance had run a rush job on Threepio’s repair, and that Anakin Skywalker’s creation had much more to fret over than what his arm looked like.
Now, months after the film’s release, Marvel is poised to answer that question in the C-3PO one-shot issue. In the preview pages below, we follow the precocious protocol droid on an adventure that — so much like the others — he’d rather not have.
What’s more, it seems as though a certain TFA character (or at least, a similar model) is going to accompany our erstwhile metallic hero: Leia’s new blue assistant, PZ-4CO, affectionately known as Peazy. While her name can be heard in TFA, and she can be seen working in the background of the Resistance base, the most time we’ve spent with Peazy has been in the Moving Target junior novel by Cecil Castelucci. With her personality from that book in mind, Peazy and Threepio might make quite the entertaining pair.
Marvel released the pages today, with this description:
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 whenSTAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March!
Written by James Robinson with art by Tony Harris, C-3PO appears to be a single-issue special for now, but who knows? Maybe we’ll get a few other specials if old Goldenrod does well with sales.
Marvel’s C-3PO hits comic stores in March 2016.