Star Wars Insider #119
August/September 2010

To mark the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Titan is releasing a special tribute issue of Star Wars Insider with three collectible newsstand covers.

This 100-page commemorative issue includes interviews with the cast and crew of The Empire Strikes Back, including: George Lucas, (story and executive producer), Irvin Kershner (Director), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).

The magazine also features interviews with the team behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars looking back on The Empire Strikes Back, 50 amazing facts about Empire and an Empire merchandise guide. Plus, much more must-have material for all Star Wars fans.

These three special Empire covers, which feature Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, are only available for purchase on newsstands.

Jonathan Wilkins, editor of Star Wars Insider says: "The three heroes of The Empire Strikes Back are at the top of every bounty hunter hit list. Here at Insider we thought we'd make it a little easier for fans to get their hands on their favorite Rebels."

Titan is also releasing the Star Wars Insider tribute issue to Empire with an exclusive Han Solo in Carbonite cover, only available at the Titan booth at San Diego Comic-Con (stand #5537) and Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida August 12 to 15 (booth #521, part of the Gentle Giant booth).

Readers can keep up to date with more news and announcements from Star Wars Insider at the official Facebook page:

Star Wars Insider tribute issue to The Empire Strikes Back goes on sale July 27, 2010.

"Empire Builder" by Calum Waddell — Interview: Irvin Kershner
"The Empire Looks Back" by Pablo Hidalgo — The Clone Wars creators look back at favorite moments from Episode V.
"In Their Own Words" — The cast of Empire looks back on the making of the movie.
"The Empire Strikes Fact" — 50 Facts you never knew from Episode V.
"Empire Tales" by Jonathan Wilkins — Behind the scenes on JW Rinzler's The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
"The Empire Strikes Toy Shops" by Jason Fry — Looking at the Vintage style figures from Hasbro
"The Cloud King" by Scott Chernoff — Interview: Billy Dee Williams

"Editor’s Welcome" by Jonathan Wilkins
"Launch Pad" — Harrison, Peter and Billy Dee at Empire Charity screening; TCW Season 2 Box Set; Celebration V Event Preview; Tribute to Empire with Retro Trailers
"Interrogation Droid" by Chris Spitale — Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
"My Star Wars!" — with Milo Ventimiglia
"Retro" by Gus Lopez — AT-AT's Galore!
"Jedi Archive" — Behind the scene photos with Mark Hamill on Episode V
"Classic Moments" — Episode V: Carbon Freezing Chamber
"Books" by Daniel Wallace — Year by Year
"Ask Lobot" by Leland Y. Chee
"Comics" by Daniel Wallace — Blood Ties; Boba Fett Omnibus & Will of Darth Vader
"Incoming" by Chris Spitale — TCW Figures from Season 2; CV Merch and new Sideshow figures; plus 2010 Hallmark ornaments
"Bantha Tracks" by Mary Franklin
"Bounty Hunters"
"Red Five" — Kyle Newman and Jamie King's Top Five

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Insider: TESB Tribute (Han Solo cover) Star Wars Insider: TESB Tribute (Princess Leia cover) Star Wars Insider: TESB Tribute (SDCC 2010 and Celebration V cover) Star Wars Insider 119 (Diamond Distributors Exclusive cover) Star Wars Insider 119 (Subscriber cover)