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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Find Out in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!


New York, NY—September 8th, 2015 — This December, experience a very special one-shot: an exciting new chapter in the Star Wars saga! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3P0 #1, launching as part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Plus, the burning question will be answered here: How did C-3P0 get that red arm?!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origins of how he gained a new one!

“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says writer James 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 be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language! Don’t miss the exciting origin of C-3PO’s crimson appendage this December, only in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!

The End is FOURever Begins in FANTASTIC FOUR #642!


This January, the countdown begins…and the end of Marvel’s first family is upon us in FANTASTIC FOUR #642 – the first chapter in The End is FOURever! Blockbuster writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk’s epic endgame begins as the Invaders crash headlong into the Fantastic Four and the hunt for Reed Richards and the missing Future Foundation kids takes a dangerous turn! Meanwhile, the mastermind behind the systematic dismantling of the Fantastic Four reveals his ultimate plan. But how does Franklin Richards and his unchecked powers factor in? And why are Jim Hammond, Namor, All-New Captain America and Doc Green hunting the remaining members of the Fantastic Four? Nothing lasts forever. Don’t miss the beginning of the end this January in FANTASTIC FOUR #642!

The Truth About Doctor Doom in ORIGINAL SINS #4!


This July, go deeper into the sins of the Marvel Universe as no one is left unaffected by the secrets the Watcher held! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SINS #4 – the next exciting chapter featuring new stories starring fan-favorite characters from the industry’s top creators!

First, superstar writer James Robinson and legendary artist Alex Maleev shine a revealing light on the sins and secrets of the egomaniacal Doctor Doom! The secrets the Watcher held contain the key to dismantling Victor Von Doom and everything he’s built! What lengths will he go to protect his legacy?

Then Eisner-award winning writer Ryan North and artist Ramon Villalobos continue their five-part Young Avengers story running through each issue of Original Sins! As Hulkling, Prodigy and Marvel Boy rush headlong into their final confrontation with The Hood – one of the Young Avengers falls!

Finally, internet sensations Pablo Durá and David Abadía team with artist Erica Henderson for a story you won’t believe about what really happened the day Captain America’s frozen body was discovered!

The Watcher saw it all – an now everyone knows. Don’t miss more startling secrets of the Marvel Universe when ORIGINAL SINS #4 hits comic shops and digital devices this July!

Friends Become Enemies in FANTASTIC FOUR #6


This June, the fall of the first family continues in the explosive FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – a tie-in to Original Sin! From Eisner-award winning writer James Robinson, fan-favorite artist Leonard Kirk and the peerless Dean Haspiel– they’ve been a family ever since that fateful day they ventured into the cosmic unknown, the day the Fantastic Four were born.

Bonded together as family, Johnny Storm became the hot-headed Human Torch while Ben Grimm became the hideous monster known only as The Thing. Try as he may, super-scientist Reed Richards was never able to reverse the process and return Ben to his normal form. It is a failure that has haunted him to this very day. But what does Johnny have to do with Ben’s irreparable condition? And why has he lied about it all this time?

Now, thanks to the events of Original Sin, Ben Grimm is about to learn that his closest ally has condemned him to a life sentence as a monster. And he won’t be happy about it! Bruised, beaten and broken both emotionally and physically, is this the end for the Fantastic Four? The dismantling of the first family continues as Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben crash headlong into Original Sin this June in FANTASTIC FOUR #6!

A Team Divided in FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!


This June, witness another nail in the coffin of the first family, as they are torn further apart in FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in! From Eisner Award-Winning scribe James Robinson and fan-favorite artist Leonard Kirk comes the next blockbuster chapter of the world’s greatest comic magazine that will have you gasping!

They were the best of friends since that fateful trip into the cosmic unknown. The day the Fantastic Four were born, they became a family. Cosmic explorers – forever united. Johnny Storm became the high-flying, hot-headed Human Torch. Ben Grimm, the hideous monster known as The Thing.

Super-Scientist Reed Richards has tried time and again to reverse Grimm’s condition. Each and every time was met with failure. But there was a time when he possessed a device that held the key to permanently curing The Thing – until Johnny inadvertently destroyed it! Reed has kept Johnny’s secret for as long as he could – but now it’s about to get out!

“Something I always loved about the relationship between Ben and Johnny was how much it was like brothers, bickering, poking fun of each other, pranks…great moments that felt like real family,” said editor Mark Paniccia, “The secret that gets out will have a major effect on the two. It’s brilliant emotional stuff. Hard hitting and heart breaking.”

What will Ben do when he discovers that one of his closest friends and steadfast ally condemned him to a life sentence as a monster? It won’t be pretty. The fall of the first family continues as the Original Sin of the Fantastic Four is revealed in FANTASTIC FOUR #6!