Marvel releasing ‘Star Wars: C-3PO’ one-shot this December, will explain his new red arm

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Uhhh. Are we seriously getting a fucking C-3PO one shot in December? That’ll explain where he gets his new red arm? This is totally not a marketing ploy. And before you tell me I’ll read it because I’m a fucking sucker for anything Star Wars, let me interrupt you. I ain’t read half of them new Marvel Warring Stars comics, and I won’t need to read this one to know the reason for 3PO’s red arm. I got the Internet.


Since May, we’ve known that C-3P0 has had gone through some replacement parts in the three decades since the end of Return Of The Jedi. Now, Marvel promises that they’ll tell us exactly how that happened. Really.

In December, Marvel Comics will publish a one-shot comic, C-3P0, written and drawn by James Robinson and Tony Harris. The story “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.”

This is a little ridiculous, and when Disney announced that they were going to be getting rid of the Expanded Universe, I’d had high hopes that they’d take some lessons from the EU and avoid some of the dumber entries. (Crystal Star, anyone?)