10 Highlights from Star Wars Insider #172, Plus a First Look at Celebration-Exclusive Covers and More!

Look inside the new-look upcoming issue, featuring stories on Celebration, Marvel's Rogue One adaptation, and more!

Star Wars Insider has an exciting new look! The essential 6-weekly magazine of all things Star Wars has been placed into a bacta tank and is now rejuvenated and better than ever! Here are 10 highlights!

1. Take Cover!

Look out for Jyn Erso ready to lead the way on our newsstand cover, Chirrut Îmwe standing guard on our subs cover, and Tom Jung’s vintage Star Wars poster art on our comic store exclusive cover for those who like things a little more classic!

 2. “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Launch Pad!”

Star Wars Insiders news section has expanded! Covering news, previews, books, clothes, comics, toys, and even an exclusive humor strip: if it’s cool, it’s here!

3. Rebel Friends

This issue features Tiya Sircar discussing her work as Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels; composer Kevin Kiner sharing secrets from the world of Star Wars music; animation supervisor Keith Kellogg on Thrawn.

4. More Thrawn

It’s almost like we planned it… The Grand Admiral is also the star of his own book, Thrawn, written by Timothy Zahn who talks to Insider in this exclusive interview.

5. Rook Who’s Talking!

Rogue One star Riz Ahmed talks about his role as an Imperial pilot turned rebel warrior in the hit film.

6. Ready to Celebrate?

Star Wars Celebration is upon us so there is no better time to present a guide to how to get the most out of the show.

7. How to runDisney!

No, that’s not a mistake. However, this is not a guide as to how to taken the successfully take the reigns of the entertainment giant. No, this is a feature about the amazing race that sees Star Wars fans running through Disney parks dressed as their favorite characters!

 8. Blade Squadron Hits the Sand

In the latest — and perhaps the greatest — story featuring the B-wing squadron that played a huge role in the battle of Endor, we travel to a little planet called Jakku…

9. One to Read

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has dazzled audiences on the big screen and now on Blu-ray. Now, prepare to see it afresh as Marvel presents a stunning adaptation, written by Jody Houser who discusses the project here!

10. Fight and Flight!

Insider takes a look at the making of Fantasy Flight’s amazing new game, Destiny, with exclusive photos that show off the process behind the scenes.

Plus! Insider will be at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in a Death Star-sized way.

  • Come see the Star Wars Insider panel, hosted by editor Jonathan Wilkins, on Friday, April 14, from 7:30 p.m. for interviews, behind-the-scenes reveals, and exclusive insights into producing Star Wars Insider.
  • Find Star Wars Insider at booth number 2751.
  • Look for Celebration-exclusive covers this week in Orlando: light side- and dark side-themed, featuring Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic. Which side will you choose?

  • Subscribe to Star Wars Insider at Celebration Orlando and receive a free dark side- or light side-themed goodie bag, including an exclusive T-shirt and a Star Wars: Rogue One Top Trumps pack.

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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.