Fan Expo 2015: DC Comics’ Classic Starman Creative Team Does Marvel’s Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Prequel With C-3PO One-Shot!

Day 2 of Fan Expo Canada 2015 in Toronto coincided with Force Friday when Disney and Marvel made a serious of announcements from toys to comics. Well, the comics news was pretty big with another “Journey to the Force Awakens” endeavour!

Writer James Robinson and artist Tony Harris, who worked on the critically acclaimed Starman series for DC Comics in the 1990’s reunite for a one-shot prequel to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens for Disney’s comic publishing arm Marvel! This book explains, among other things, how protocol droid C-3PO got his red arm which contrasts the gold of the rest of his body.

Tony Harris Starman art

Excited? Well as Starman and Star Wars fan, I am!

Star Wars C-3PO one-shot

The official announcement:

    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 the 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 “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.

    “That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says Robinson. “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.’”

    You may not be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language.

Awesome news for December 2015 comic book solicitations!

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