"The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2" is a short comic strip written and illustrated by Katie Cook and published in the 2020 anthology book From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. In the comic, R2-D2 falls into a bog and is rescued by a dragonsnake.
A dragonsnake sleeps in the Dragonsnake Bog on the planet Dagobah, with a fish smiling behind it. Suddenly, a T-65B X-wing starfighter, Red Five, lands atop the dragonsnake, waking and hurting the creature. The X-wing partially sinks into the water, and the rebel pilot Luke Skywalker disembarks to survey the scene.
Still aboard the starfighter is an R2 series astromech droid named R2-D2. The dragonsnake looks on angrily until the pilot calls out in anguish, as the droid has fallen into the swamp. The dragonsnake dives underwater to clutch the R-series droid in its mouth, brings him to the surface, and spits him out. The dragonsnake and R2-D2, now safe on dry land, wave goodbye to each-other.
"The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2," a short comic strip, was published as part of the anthology book From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back on November 10, 2020. The comic strip, written and illustrated by Katie Cook, was the 13th of 40 short stories in the anthology book, and was announced by publisher Del Rey on November 6, 2020.
The comic adapts a scene from the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, set in 3 ABY. The comic's tone is more-lighthearted than the scene, as it depicts R2-D2 and the dragonsnake waving good-bye, which did not occur in the movie.
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- "The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
- From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
- "The Dragonsnake Saves R2-D2" adapts a scene from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, the events of which take place in 3 ABY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back