C-3PO: The Phantom Limb


Does anyone care about C-3PO? We should. Artoo gets all the love but it is Threepio who brings philosophy to Star Wars. Look beyond the silly Threepio of the Prequels and remember the pathos of the droid in A New Hope who bemoaned his lot in life (“we were made to suffer”) or whose affection for Artoo — despite all the carping — can be described as love.

In this comic one-shot we learn how Threepio got the red arm we see in The Force Awakens but more than that it’s a fun little meditation on droid sentience and free will. Enjoyed.