Star Wars Inside Intel: Darth Vader’s Suit

Star Wars Inside Intel is a StarWars.com feature where Lucasfilm Story Group member Emily Shkoukani, whose job is to know as much about a galaxy far, far away as possible, explores obscure facts about Star Wars lore and continuity. In this installment, Emily gets into the tech keeping everyone’s favorite Dark Lord alive.

Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, moviegoers have wondered about the villain in the suit and what lies beneath. It wasn’t until the prequel trilogy began in 1999 that we would begin to get answers.

After suffering mortal wounds on Mustafar following a duel with his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker was rescued by the newly instated Emperor. In

First Details of the Next Wave of Star Wars: The High Republic Stories Revealed – Exclusive

The future of Star Wars past is almost here.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal the official descriptions for the first round of titles in Phase I, Wave II of the multi-platform epic, Star Wars: The High Republic. Here you’ll find plot details for novels, comics, and audio dramas that continue the story of an unimaginable galactic threat that strikes during the peak of the Jedi Order, centuries prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6

Publisher: Marvel
Format: 13+ Comic Book Series
Author: Cavan Scott
Artist: Pencils by Georges Jeanty
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
On-Sale Date: June 2, 2021

HEART OF THE DRENGIR!

New story arc! The REPUBLIC FRONTIER in crisis! The JEDI of STARLIGHT BEACON join forces with their most feared enemy to face

Hasbro Star Wars Fan Fest Reveals A New Bad Batch Black Series Member and More

With Tech reporting for duty, your collection of Hasbro’s The Black Series 6-inch scale figures celebrating the stars of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is closer to complete. This elite trooper with a knack for slicing was among the exciting reveals announced at today’s Hasbro Star Wars Fan Fest online. Here’s a closer look at the full range of action figures from the Black Series and The Vintage Collection, and a new battle simulation helmet from the Black Series that will take you into the cockpit with Wedge Antilles for the Battle of Yavin.

Star Wars The Black Series

Hasbro is continuing its streak of releasing fan-favorite characters in never-before-seen sculpts and updated figures to the coveted 6-inch scale series. In addition to Tech from Star Wars: The Bad

Jabba the Hutt Joins the War of the Bounty Hunters With a Special Comic One-Shot – Exclusive Reveal

We know that laugh.

Tatooine’s fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt has entered the hunt for Han Solo, with a brand-new one-shot comic published as part of Marvel’s massive Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event, and StarWars.com is thrilled to announce the new comic as part of War of the Bounty Hunters Week. The first of four single-issue tie-ins, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters — Jabba the Hutt #1 will be written by Justina Ireland with pencils by Luca Pizzari and cover art from Mahmud Asrar. Releasing in July of 2021, the hutt-sized spectacular will lead a series exploring the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy.

“Getting to work on a comic at Marvel,

Steve McNiven Takes Us Behind the Panels of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 – Exclusive

Steve McNiven is finally taking his first steps into a larger world. The comic-book artist, deemed one of the modern greats for his acclaimed work on Marvel’s Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Return of Wolverine, among many others, will now add Star Wars to his long list of credits: McNiven is pencilling Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, the kickoff to Marvel’s epic crossover that will tell us what happened to Boba Fett after he secured a frozen-in-carbonite Han Solo. “I would have done it for free,” he tells StarWars.com of his Star Wars debut, which reunites McNiven with his frequent collaborator, writer Charles Soule. With War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 arriving May 5, and StarWars.com celebrating War of the Bounty Hunters Week, we caught

On the Comlink: The Legacy of Lucasfilm Animation

On the Comlink is a feature in which StarWars.com writers hop on a call (virtual or old fashioned) and discuss a specific Star Wars topic. In this installment to celebrate the new trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Dan Brooks, Kristin Baver, Amy Ratcliffe, and Lucas Seastrom talk about the legacy of Lucasfilm animation, from George Lucas’s first short to The Star Wars Holiday Special segment that introduced Boba Fett, the 2-D Clone Wars microseries and the epic seven season run of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and beyond.

Dan Brooks: We’re here to talk about the legacy of Star Wars animation. I wanted to start at the beginning because I think that when we talk about Star Wars animation and understanding animation’s role in Star Wars and Lucasfilm, it’s important

The Hunt for Han Begins in Marvel’s Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #11 – Exclusive Preview

In the world of bounty hunters, friends can quickly become enemies. And vice-versa.

In StarWars.com’s first look at Marvel’s Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #11, bounty hunter Beilert Valance recruits a rival to help track down Han Solo. Whether they’ll succeed — or at least not kill each other — remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Bossk awakens on the forest planet Malastare to find himself the hunted…   

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #11, from writer Ethan Sacks and artist Paolo Villanelli, with a cover by Mattia de Iulis, arrives April 14 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

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These Star Wars Stamps Will Make a Fine Addition to Your Collection

The new Star Wars droids stamps are almost here! Announced earlier this year and going on sale this Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the set of 10 stamps from the United States Postal Service commemorates some of the most popular droids from all of Star Wars, from the iconic duo of C-3PO and R2-D2, to newer heroes like D-O, Chopper, and L3-37. While the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail has issued a set of Star Wars stamps every other year since 2015, it has been a long time since the USPS has brought the Force to the upper right corner of our envelopes — the only previous American Star Wars stamps were issued for the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope in 2007. But this year’s release of the droids set