Cover art by: Tony Harris
Before Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released, one of the minor (not so relevant to the plot) questions people were asking was: why does C-3PO have a red arm? The special one shot comic book C-3PO #1 answers the question. It was supposed to be released in December 2015 as a companion to the movie, but release schedules and working on completing a story can be tricky, so the release got pushed to April 13th 2016.
We finally have it here. Warning, this article is a summary of the 31 pages comic book. If you want to read the comic yourself and don't want us to spoil the surprise, then stop right here. If you want to find out why he has a red arm, then continue after the break.
“It’s a trap” is one of the most known and quoted phrases of the star Wars universe. The short ominous phrase wouldn’t be so famous if it wasn’t for the voice that utters it: Ercik Bauersfeld. The voice behind Admiral Ackbar didn’t scream in panic or despair (even though the odds were against him). He just made a statement; many would say even an obvious one, to warn the Rebel fleet of their impending doom. That, in my opinion is what made the phrase the most remembered from Return of the Jedi.
Sadly Erick Bauersfeld passed away recently, on April 3th, 2016. He will always be remembered by his fans for his work and charisma.
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