Saturday, April 16, 2016
Star Wars | C-3PO: The Phantom Limb!
Flipping through the pages the adventure begins as C-3PO survives the crash as one of the few non-humans. For most of the narrative its getting to point A to B and in-between is how Robinson writes the characters personal struggle that makes up to the journey in getting to know C3PO, the once annoying droid who lives out his adventures and if you’ve grown up watching the films you won’t get Anthony Daniels to stop voicing him in your head. It makes perfect sense to hear an android whine his way though and survive the harshest planet where he ended up with.
Of course it could have been a grand adventure if R2-D2 was in it, but sadly everyone knows that the famous Astromech Droid was shut down the start of the film. So you get to see the side of C-3PO in his truest form the way he was portrayed in the films and Tony Harris has done a great job doing the art chores for this one-shot special.
The revelation and its story behind C-3PO’s red arm has been told in this issue, which took a long time happening off screen even before Force Awakens premiered in the big screen LucasFilms all figure out how to tell a good story and like Marvel with its cinematic universe you say the same way with Star Wars “its all connected.”
What’s compelling and interesting at the same time is the characterization of C-3PO and the other droids that was featured in this issue showing a little human side. C-3PO has evolved over the years built from junk parts by Anakin to the whiney droid people want to chuck in the bin this one-shot adventure is sure would give you an idea what lies ahead what this droid’s original mission and it builds up to Force Awakens like a connective tissue growing organically the way it should be.