How Many Arms Must C-3PO Lose In His Life? (Vader Down Spoilers)

From Star Wars: A New Hope

Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you.
Han Solo: Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose.
Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

In a previous issue of the Vader Down crossover, Star Wars #13, we saw just that exact thing happen, with Darth Vader's evil new protocol droid O-O-O.

Star Wars (2015-) 013-008

It gets worse for O-O-O…Star Wars (2015-) 013-011

And even when he does get the upper "hand"…Star Wars (2015-) 013-016

We get a reprise of The Black Knight from Monty Python And The Hoy Grail.

Well in today's Darth Vader #15, we discover he survived a light sabre through his torso…


And meets an earlier version of his master's work…IMG_0075It's not going to end well is it?

Silver and gold…


Okay, so Vader Down has now become "The Tale Of How C-3PO Got His Arms Back" – ahead of the comic that will explain his red arm from the new movie….


Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently  showcasing the work of the artists involved with Avery Hill, a publishing company based in South London.



About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.