Star_Wars_Special_C-3PO_coverThere has been a lot of speculation as to why C-3PO has a red left arm in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and an upcoming mini-series that will drop next month from Marvel simply titled ‘Star Wars Special: C-3PO’ will be answering that question! The book was written by James Robinson with both the art and main cover handled by Tony Harris. While I’ve loved the current run of ‘Star Wars’ Marvel books I’m not sure that I’m sold on the style Harris uses in his.

We were previously told that “C-3PO is uncharacteristically quiet when it comes to discussing his salvaged arm; it is a memento of another droid’s sacrifice” so it will be interesting to see if it is from a Droid who has saved C-3PO or what kind of sacrifice is meant.

What can we expect to find in the book? Here is the issue’s official synopsis:

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!

Not only do we have the synopsis and cover but a few pages from the book as well to tease what we’ll see on page:


While the new arm was interesting in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’  C3PO had already had it restored by the movie’s end so I’m curious as to exactly what kind of a story we’ll be told that is interesting enough to flesh out how it ended up being replaced in the first place.

How do you think C-3PO will have lost his hand? Share your thoughts below!

‘Star Wars Special: C-3PO’ #1 will be released on March 30th, 2016.