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The Galaxy Far, Far Away and Motherhood

Star Wars and moms. I don’t think there’s a more personal subject for me in Star Wars. My mom bought me my first Star Wars toy (a Princess Leia action figure). Decades later she walked into a Taco Bell and asked the cashier, “What do I have to buy to get the Boba Fett toy?” for her college-aged, toy-collecting daughter. To say that she was (and is) supportive of my love of the galaxy far, far away is an understatement.

Over the last few decades, I’ve fallen in love with a lot of Star Wars stories that included mothers. And I became a mother around the time Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered.

A few years ago I remember bursting into tears watching the scene in Star Wars: The Phantom

Elzar Mann Communes with the Force in Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm – Exclusive Excerpt

Elzar Mann is a man consumed by a vision he can’t quite comprehend. Pain and suffering, the faces of his dearest friends and people he has yet to meet, swirl around him. But what does it mean?

In’s exclusive excerpt of the prologue from Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm, the forthcoming Star Wars: The High Republic novel by Cavan Scott, Elzar tries to unravel the terrifying images that suggest an end to the Jedi. Read the preview below, and pick up your own copy when The Rising Storm arrives June 29.

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The screams had never left Elzar Mann. Many months had passed since Starlight Beacon’s dedication ceremony, since he had stood alongside his fellow Jedi. Since he had stood alongside Avar Kriss.

The eyes of the

Check Out All of Marvel’s Star Wars Pride Month Covers – Exclusive

As announced in March, Marvel and Lucasfilm will mark Pride Month in June with a powerful series of variant covers honoring the LGBTQ+ characters of Star Wars. The art will grace every title in Marvel’s Star Wars line, and each piece has been created by gay and transgender artists; the covers also feature title treatments with a rainbow burst, and a classic Star Wars logo with a rainbow trail. is thrilled to offer a first look at the entire slate of covers: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, featuring our favorite rogue archaeologist, Doctor Aphra, by artist Babs Tarr; Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13, which showcases Yrica Quell, vaunted pilot and leader of Alphabet Squadron, by artist Jacopo Camagni; Star Wars: Darth Vader #13, celebrating Imperial commander Rae Slone, by

Bad Batch Declassified: 5 Highlights from “Aftermath”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is here, chronicling the adventures of the elite squad Clone Force 99 following the end of the Clone War. In Bad Batch Declassified, we’ll explore our favorite moments from each episode of the series, available only on Disney+. Armor up and join us for the ride.

Spoiler warning: This article discusses details and plot points from the Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode, “Aftermath.”

When we first met them in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it was clear that the Bad Batch, a.k.a. Clone Force 99, were different from their brothers in the clone army. And not just in looks and abilities, gifted to them by genetic mutations. A squad of elite soldiers, it was the fierce independent streak of Clone Force 99’s Hunter, Wrecker,

Bad Batch First Look: “Cut and Run”

Following the transformation of the Republic to the Empire, the Bad Batch find themselves on the run — and odds with Crosshair. But while the team seeks refuge with a face from the past, they soon learn that no place is safe from Imperial eyes. Star Wars: The Bad Batch continues with “Cut and Run,” streaming now on Disney+; check out a selection of preview images from the episode below!

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Here Are Over 40 Starships You’ll Encounter at Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge – Exclusive

This is going to be a Star Wars journey you won’t forget.

As shared last week on, Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge will bring Canto Bight-like flair and fancy galactic beverages to the Disney Wish. But that’s not all fans will experience when the ship sets sail in 2022.

While passengers travel the galaxy, they’ll be treated to spectacular views through the lounge’s widescreen viewport — including encounters with starships of all kinds. So far, five planet destinations have been announced and is thrilled to reveal the full list of fighters, freighters, cruisers, and more featured at these stops.

Get the Behind-the-Scenes Story of Jabba’s Palace in Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – The Official Collector’s Edition – Exclusive Excerpt

As it turns out, Jabba’s tongue was as gross on set as it was in the finished movie.

In Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – The Official Collector’s Edition, available now from the talents behind Star Wars Insider, you’ll get the inside story on every episodic Star Wars film — in the words of their makers. Presented in oral-history format, this special release gathers archive and new interviews from the saga’s directors, writers, effects wizards, actors, puppeteers, and more for a revealing look behind the scenes.

In’s exclusive excerpt from the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi section, we go inside Jabba’s palace and hear from Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, and the puppeteers literally bringing the slug-like crime lord to life — including his slimy tongue.

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