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Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider January 2020

Celebrating the greatest space adventure saga of all time, Star Wars Insider really gets the reader inside the worlds of Star Wars through interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives and unrivalled access to the Lucasfilm archives. Each issue offers star interviews, ‘making of’ features and merchandise coverage, plus the unique ‘Blaster!’ section covering up-coming books, comics, action figures and other collectibles.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Titan Publishing Group
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1 min.
meet the contributors...

Jay Stobie @CaptStobie Starship fanatic and blogger Jay writes articles for StarWars.com and is searching for a way to reside full time in the Star Warsgalaxy. Tara Bennett @ TaraDBennett Tara is a New York Timesbestselling author, journalist, and editor, and has written numerous companion books for hit movie and television series. Dan Wallace @ danwall88 Dan has written many Star Wars books including several in the Essential Guide series and was a co-author of Ultimate Star Wars. Mark Newbold @ Prefect_timing A writer for U.K. sci-fi magazine StarburstandStar Trekmagazine, journalist Mark is a proud Honorary Friend of the 501st and Rebel Legion. David West Reynolds @DrDWReynolds Archaeologist David rediscovered the lost Tatooine filming locations and is the author of several Star Warsguides. James Clarke @jasclarkewriter Author of The Year of the Geek,James is a journalist and lecturer who has written features for Empire, 3D ArtistandSci Fi…

11 min.
star wars launchpad

A Big Plus for the Galaxy Disney+ goes live around the world, and The Mandalorian wows fans! The new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+, is now available to subscribers in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand, bringing with it an instantly accessible galaxy of Star Wars content. The service launched on November 12, with the premiere episode of Jon Favreau‘s live-action series, The Mandalorian, proving a hit with audiences and critics alike. For those enjoying the new show, there’s welcome news in that production is already underway on a second season, with Pedro Pascal returning for new adventures as the enigmatic and deadly efficient bounty hunter. Disney+ also includes an impressive catalogue of Star Wars movies from 1977’sA New Hopethrough toThe Force Awakens(2015) andRogue One: A Star Wars…

1 min.
timeline

1931 January 17: James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, is born. 1977 January 6: Genevieve O’Reilly, Mon Mothma in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(2016), is born. 1982 January 11: Filming begins on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi(1983). 1987 January 9: The Star Tours ride opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. 1987 January 18: Ingvild Deila, who portrayed Princess Leia Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), is born. 1987 January 30: Valene Kane, Lyra Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(2016), is born. 1989 January 17: Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) is born. 1996 January 1: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, by Michael A. Stackpole, is released by Bantam Spectra. 1997 January 31: The Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope(1977) is released in theaters. 2009 January 16: The Star Wars: The Clone Warsepisode “Jedi Crash” premieres on Cartoon Network.…

3 min.
book club

Every saga has a final fact! The latest visual dictionary explores all the new corners of the Star Warsgalaxy introduced in The Rise of Skywalker (2019). When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes a bow in theaters this December, it will mark the conclusion of a epic saga that has chronicled the lives of generations of Skywalkers and enthralled countless fans. Viewers have come to expect Star Wars movies to feature evocative details in nearly every frame, and the latest movie in the series is no exception, thanks to a legion of gifted concept designers, set dressers, prop builders, and other artisans. DK’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary is the only place where you can get the scoop on the official backstories behind every artifact seen on screen.…

3 min.
comics roundup

Rebels, Rogues and Renegades Heroes and anti-heroes take the stage in Empire Ascendant and Doctor Aphra! Star Wars: Empire Ascendant Marvel’s Star Wars series may have recently wrapped its multi-year run with its 75th issue, but hold your fathiers—those storylines aren’t quite done yet! Star Wars: Empire Ascendant is a 56-page epic anthology, acting as an epilogue to the events of the Marvel Comics run while setting the stage for new adventures beginning in early 2020. Catching up with several storylines, the one-shot first sets its sights on the Rebels, digging in on chilly Hoth. But how long can Luke, Leia, and Han Solo remain hidden from their enemies in the Empire and the underworld? In story two, Darth Vader’s efforts to locate the Rebels have come up dry. Could the dark side of…

1 min.
incoming

JANUARY Star Wars#1 & #2 Marvel Comics Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Cover Artist: R. B. Silva Star Wars : Kylo Ren#2 Marvel Comics Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Clayton Crain Star Wars Adventures#30 IDW Comics Writer: John Barber, Michael Moreci Artist: David M. Buisan, Arianna Florean Cover Artist: Arianna Florean FEBRUARY Doctor Aphra Volume 7: Rogue’s End Marvel Comics Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Caspar Wijngaard, Elsa Charretier Cover Artist: Ashley Witter…