Drawn portrait of Rich Handley

Rich Handley

Rich Handley is the editor of Hasslein Books (hassleinbooks.com), the managing editor of RFID Journal, the co-editor of Sequart's The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes and the author of Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, The Back to the Future Lexicon, and The Back to the Future Chronology (with Greg Mitchell). Rich has written numerous articles and stories for the Star Wars universe, and contributed to the books Planet of the Apes Revisited, New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, and IDW's Star Trek newspaper strip reprint hardcovers.

  • First Star Wars Memory
    I received a Star Wars calendar for Christmas in 1978 -- before I'd even seen the film.
  • Favorite Film
    The Empire Strikes Back, by a gap of twelve parsecs.
  • Favorite Character
    Han Solo and Palpatine tie as my favorite characters, with Lando and Obi-wan placing close seconds.
  • Favorite Scene
    Luke and Vader battling at Bespin, with its jaw-dropping revelations, is simply mesmerizing.