This Is The Droid You’re Looking For

Is it strange to say that the disappointment with Rogue One is that the droid should have survived? Voiced by Alan Tudyk, K-2S0 was a breakout character and, come on, 40 years later in that galaxy far, far away, somebody could have rebuilt him…though admittedly after last year’s C-3PO one-shot comic book, it’s clear why it just wouldn’t be the same.

Luckily, Marvel is devoting a one-shot comic to Cassian Andor and K-2S0, so we can have a few more moments of the glory that is that reprogrammed Imperial security droid. I unabashedly recommend it, because Marvel’s Star Wars books have all been good.

From Marvel:

Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO have a partnership that rivals the closeness of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. But like all great stories, that wasn’t always the case. So how did the great partnership of human and droid come to be? This August, find out the real history between the two characters when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, written by acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Punisher: Frank Castle) with art by Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies, Thunderbolts).

Despite fighting to protect the galaxy, Cassian Andor and K-2SO haven’t always been on the same side of the Galactic Civil War – and readers will find out why in this new story, which includes the two characters meeting each other for the very first time!

“When I first heard about ROGUE ONE, I was thrilled,” said series writer Duane Swierczynski. “A heist movie set in the Star Wars universe? Are you kidding? Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be invited to tell a small piece of that story. And it was even cooler that I was asked to write about the first meeting of Cassian and K-2SO — easily my two favorite characters in the movie. What can I say? I love bad-asses and robots.”

Without spoiling anything, we can confirm that this IS the droid you are looking for this August, when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, available wherever comics are sold this August!

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SAMNEE
JTS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
FOC – 07/17/17, On-Sale – 08/09/17

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About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.