In news that is somewhat connected to TV and Film, it was just reported over on CBR that James Robinson and Tony Harris, who collaborated for dozens of issues on the acclaimed “Starman” series at DC Comics in the 1990s — are now back together at Marvel Comics, and are keeping the “Star” theme alive by working on a one-shot titled “Star Wars Special: C-3P0,” announced Friday afternoon by StarWars.com.
The comic will tell an important part of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” backstory: Why the famous protocol droid has a red arm in the December-debuting film. “That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” Robinson is quoted in the announcement. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that.'”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is scheduled for release on Dec. 18; “Star Wars Special: C-3P0,” is due out that same month.