When C-3PO’s look in The Force Awakens was revealed, fans were wondering how he ended up with a red arm. That mystery will be resolved later this year in comic book form prior to the release of the movie.
StarWars.com has confirmed that C-3PO #1 would be a one-shot issue explaining the story of how he got the red arm that everyone is curious about:
“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 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 â€œgolden rodâ€ on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens â€” and reveals how he received his red arm.”
The comic had previously shown up in publisher listings, but it’s been so long that some feared it had been cancelled or moved to a digital-only release like Marvel’s Infinity Comics. No date is set for it other than December in general.