10 Highlights from Star Wars Insider #167 – Out Now!

Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins introduces the latest epic issue!

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider is available now — and here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you this month. Spoiler warning: there’s a look at Rey’s journey, an interview with the creators of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, and much more!

1. COVER STARS!
Rey takes a defensive stance on our newsstand cover, while Finn is our comic-store-exclusive star. Subscribers can enjoy an entirely different set of heroes as the Freemakers make their Insider debut on their own exclusive cover!

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2. REY OF LIGHT
Tricia Barr’s guide to the heroic journey of various characters continues with the first of a two-part look at Rey. Discover why she’s so crucial to the saga and so groundbreaking in this typically insightful piece.

3. HAN SOLO RETURNS!
The Marvel Comics’ Star Wars line follows the success of the Poe Dameron series with a run of stories featuring everybody’s favorite scoundrel, Han Solo. Editor Jordan D. White guides us through the creative process, revealing why the time is right for Han to make his debut, what makes the Corellian so appealing, and which character he’d most like to see in a Marvel Star Wars miniseries. As a certain franchise once proclaimed: “The hero is back!”

4. CLOUD WARFARE!
The peaceful tranquility of Cloud City, high above Bespin, has been shattered. What was once a quiet backwater is now the location of all out war! DICE producer Craig McLeod is one of the people who brought the battle to Cloud City. We asked for tips on how to survive a conflict in the clouds and rack up those crucial points.

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5. AUTHOR TO AUTHOR!  
Insider listened in on a conversation between authors Claudia Gray and Chuck Wendig as they compared notes on their novels: Gray’s Star Wars: Bloodine and Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt!

6. MEET THE FREEMAKERS
The creators of the new animated LEGO Star Wars show spill some secrets about what’s coming up!

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7. FIRST SPARK
Amy Ratcliffe takes an in-depth look at the making of the first Star Wars Rebels episode, “Spark of Rebellion.” Find out which organization made its canonical debut in the show, which planet makes its debut, and where you can hear the famous Wilhelm scream!

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8. CARD SHARP!
Thanks to our friends at Topps, we have a box of Star Wars Evolution trading cards to win! Why not enter the giveaway? You could be in with a shot…

9. WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We love receiving letters here at Insider. So much so that if you write into our regular letters page or Bounty Hunters and we print your contribution, we’ll reward you with a prize! Contributors to the letters page will receive two packs of Top Trumps cards (spanning the prequel and original trilogy) and Bounty Hunters contributors will get a cool Kotobukiya statue!

10. JEFFREY BROWN INTERACTIVE COMIC
A special treat for comic book fans, this exclusive cut-out comic was supplied by Jeffrey Brown, creator of Darth Vader and Son, and the Jedi Academy series.

Don’t miss next issue featuring the continuation of Rey’s journey and a behind-the-scenes look at the MAD magazine Star Wars spoofs! Available from September 6.

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Jonathan Wilkins is the editor of Star Wars Insider. Follow him on Twitter @jdog_wilkins and follow Star Wars Insider @SW_Insider.

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