Star Wars Insider #165: 10 Highlights!

Including in-depth features on The Force Awakens, interviews, and more!

Star Wars Insider #165 is in stores now — here are 10 features to draw you in like a tractor beam!

1. HEROES UNITED…UNLESS YOU SUBSCRIBE!

Rey and Finn stand ready for action on our newsstand issue while Han Solo and Chewbacca pose for our comic-store exclusive! Our subscribers get to take a trip to the dark side with the sinister agent of the dreaded First Order, Kylo Ren! All are included to represent our main feature this issue, which is…

Star Wars Insider 165 - 50 Things To Notice In Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. 50 THINGS TO NOTICE IN STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

At this point, I’m going to assume everybody has seen The Force Awakens. I watched it with my parents recently, and I believe they are on record as being the last people in the world to see the film. Hopefully everybody who buys Insider has seen it because this issue we have a guide, showcasing some of the cool Easter eggs contained in the film. Discover the truth behind the Beastie Boys references! Find out which cast member is related to a Sith Lord in real life! And learn which character is the Star Wars galaxy’s equivalent of “M” from the James Bond movies!

3. FLYING INTO THE DANGER ZONE!

Daring pilots have always played a crucial role in the Star Wars saga. You know the guys: Wedge Antilles, Poe Dameron, and, of course, Luke Skywalker! Writer Tricia Barr offers a detailed look at these heroes of the skies and how they fit into the Star Wars mythos!

4. THE 10 GREATEST TABLETOP GAMES!

Thanks to Fantasy Flight’s amazing series of tabletop Star Wars games what might have been a forgotten part of the Star Wars experience lives on! Bryan Young pays homage to the great games that have gone before, where the fate of the galaxy literally depended on the role of the dice.

5. SCORCHED!

Delilah S. Dawson writes an amazing new action-packed tale for Insider entitled “Scorched!” Art is provided by fan favorite artist, Joe Corroney! Meet Greer Sonnel, an A-wing pilot who accepts a seemingly impossible challenge. But that’s not all, Star Wars readers…

6. TAKE HOME THE STORY SO FAR!

If you’re not quite up to date with Del Rey’s canonical Star Wars stories, then this is your chance! We have nine great books to give away, including the latest — Star Wars: Bloodline! Don’t miss the chance to take home an instant library of great Star Wars reads!

7. JEDI TOY BOX

The packaging artwork for the original Star Wars figures is arguably as iconic as the toys themselves, so when C.J. Fawcett and Kim Simmons (the man who took the original photos as seen on the cardback packaging) suggested a two-part feature on these mini-art pieces, we just had to say yes! Art director Dave Reid takes us through the process and rare art and concepts are showcased!

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8. CHEWBACCA!

Everybody loves Chewbacca, and here at Insider we love him enough to feature a full interview with him. Well, actually, as we, and I’m guessing you, don’t speak Shyriiwook, we spoke to his alter ego, actor Joonas Suotamo who performed many of the action scenes in The Force Awakens. Find out the truth about his first day on set, what it’s like sitting in the Millennium Falcon, and filling Peter Mayhew’s huge (in every sense) shoes!

9. HERE’S HERA!

Actress Vanessa Marshall is known and loved by fans for her role as Hera in Star Wars Rebels. Amy Ratcliffe sat down with her to talk about the show and discovered why she thinks Hera needs to chill out!

10. “LOOK SIR, DROIDS!”

Our regular features My Star Wars and Red Five have been taken over by droid builders extraordinaire Lee Towersley and Oliver Steeples! Discover Steeples’ five favorite droid moments and found out all about Towersley’s experience building droids for The Force Awakens!

Don’t miss next issue featuring Rey, LEGO Star Wars, the latest dispatches from the frontline of Star Wars Battlefront, and more! Available starting June 14!

Star Wars Insider 165 - Top Trumps

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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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