Star Wars Insider #158: 10 Highlights!

It is the future you see...of fathers, Gungans, scoundrels, and Star Wars comic books!

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider arrives on June 9 (or if you are a subscriber, a little before). Here are 10 great reasons to track down a copy!

1. THE FORCE AWAKENS ON THE COVER!

Han and Chewbacca are back where they belong! No, not in the Millennium Falcon, but on the cover of Star Wars Insider! We love this image so much we’ve used it more than once — I don’t know, it just makes me feel warm inside. Pop into your comic store to score the exclusive variant featuring Chewie and Tarfful on our furriest cover yet!

2. MARVEL AT, ER, MARVEL! 

Our intrepid reporter, Amy Ratcliffe, interviews the creative team behind the all-new Marvel Comics Star Wars series and gets a sneak peek at where they are taking us next…

Marvel Comics featured in Star Wars Insider 158

3. VANESSA’S VIEW

Not many magazines can claim to have the pilot of the Ghost writing a regular ongoing column, but Insider has Hera, aka Vanessa Marshall on our team. In this issue, Vanessa shares a heartwarming look at the dads who have shared their love of the saga with their kids and reveals how her own dad influenced her performance on Star Wars Rebels!

4. STAR WARS STYLE!

It’s the final part (back issues still available for the earlier installments!) of our look at the costumes of Star Wars with Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy author, Brandon Alinger. Don’t miss rare images of Carrie Fisher testing out her Endor helmet, the inside track on Yarna d’al’ Gargan’s, er, assets, and the first female stormtrooper!

5. LANDO LIVES!

Old smoothie Lando Calrissian takes center stage in an all-new tale, “Rebel Bluff,” by regular contributor Michael Kogge. We don’t want to reveal too much, but you might want to brush up on your sabaac skills…

6. DARK EMPIRE PART II: EVEN DARKER!

Speaking of Mr. Kogge, he’s also found time to continue his in-depth feature looking at the battle to bring the seminal Star Wars comic book, Dark Empire to comic stores!

7. BRING ON THE BINKS

Star Wars’ fans tend to have strong opinions about the clumsy Gungan. Writer Bryan Young certainly does, and his article on the importance of this much-misunderstood character might just make you rethink his role in the saga!

8. A SOLO JOURNEY

Tricia Barr’s thoughtful analysis of the characters of the saga continues with a look at one of its most popular heroes (and this issue’s cover star), Han Solo! Naturally, there are plenty of rare images to help illustrate the character who ran off with so many fans’ hearts!

Solo Journey in Star Wars Insider 1589. BANTHA TRACKS

There’s a new editor in charge of Bantha Tracks! Pete Vilmur brings an amazing array of fan activity, from stormtroopers, droids, and a Death Star sighting over Milan to spectacular Star Wars-themed hair!

10. SCARE WARS!

Like all good fairy tales, Star Wars has never shied away from terrifying its audience. Chuck Wendig, author of the forthcoming Del Rey novel, Star Wars: Aftermath, has chosen five scarring character building moments that caused him a few sleepless nights.

Coming up in Star Wars Insider #159: Ashley Eckstein interviewed, Midi-Chlorians analysed, and Asajj Ventress returns!

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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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