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

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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 Strangest Mutant of All is Back in ALL-NEW DOOP #1!

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This April, the weirdest mutant of them all takes center stage in his very own limited series! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ALL-NEW DOOP #1 – from Doop co-creator and legendary X-writer Peter Milligan and blockbuster artist David Lafuente!

Who is Doop? Actually…what is Doop? Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop’s origins have always remained shrouded in mystery as he hovered around with his video camera – freaking out readers and fellow X-Men alike. But his time has finally come! Where did Doop come from? What is he? All your questions will be answered! And this adventure will prove once and for all that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! From the pages of the blockbuster X-Men crossover Battle of the Atom comes the story you didn’t see! Did you know Doop was an integral part of stopping the evil X-Men from the future? Don’t believe us? You will!

Don’t miss a new story starring one of the X-Men’s strangest that will have you on the edge of your seat. This April, the Doop shall inherit the Earth in ALL-NEW DOOP #1!

‘Gotham’ on Fox

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Fox has placed a series order for Gotham, featuring a young Commissioner Gordon, according to Deadline.  The deal was preceded by a bidding war, according to the report.

Batman will not appear in the series, which will focus on Gordon’s early career as a detective and the origins of some Batman villains.

The series will be produced by Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist showrunner Bruno Heller.  The show sounds like it may have elements from Gotham Central, which did not feature Commissioner Gordon, but which has been in development as a TV series for nearly a decade.

Creative Team Leaving ‘Batwoman’

Continuing a run of creative defections from DC after conflicts over editorial decisions, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman are leaving Batwoman after #26.  The move was announced by identical posts on the creators’ Websites titled "With a Heavy Heart…" (Williams) and "Heartbroken" (Blackman).

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The post details how the team planned storylines many issues in advance (five story arcs at the outset), and were following those plans but last-minute changes demanded by their editor left them "frustrated and angry."

"Unfortunately, in recent months, DC has asked us to alter or completely discard many long-standing storylines in ways that we feel compromise the character and the series," they wrote.  "We were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins; forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic future in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married.  All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end."

They called Batwoman "a dream project for both of us" and are clearly unhappy at leaving the book, but feel they must.  "We can’t reliably do our best work if our plans are scrapped at the last minute, so we’re stepping aside," they wrote.

Your First Look At UNCANNY X-FORCE #25 – The Final Execution!

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Marvel is proud to present your first look at the landmark 25th issue of Uncanny X-Force, from the superstar creative team of Rick Remender, Mike McKone and Dean White! The epic saga “Final Execution” begins here and X-Force faces their greatest threat yet! Someone is arming the villains of the Marvel Universe with the most dangerous weapons known to man, and when Wolverine’s team traces it back to the Omega Clan, the black ops squad finds themselves in some hot water. And when the origins of the deadly clan are revealed, it will send shockwaves throughout the entire team and Logan in particular!