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Get the Inside Scoop on Star Wars Insider #142

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider is here, covering everything from the prequels to the Expanded Universe, but it also has an extra bonus for fans: free exclusive Star Wars: Jedi Legacy trading cards from Topps! Each copy of #142 comes bagged with two exclusive cards and there are two sets to collect -- a Darth Vader set, and a Luke Skywalker set -- featuring beautiful stills from the Star Wars films and presented in a glossy finish.

Readers have requested more coverage of the prequel films -- and Star Wars Insider has listened. This issue includes an in-depth look at the enigmatic Padmé Amidala, and the pivotal role that she plays Episodes I, II, and III; the handmaidens of Naboo star in this issue's Rogue's Gallery; and Temuera Morrison, Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, shares his Star Wars memories.

Leading into next issue's Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi anniversary special, Star Wars Insider explores more of the Lucasfilm Archives to bring you more exclusive photographs and artwork from the making of the movie. This issue also looks back at the early days of Industrial Light & Magic, with an exclusive archival interview with visual effects pioneer John Dykstra.

Continuing the series on the development of the Expanded Universe, Star Wars Insider explores the birth of Star Wars comics. Featuring interviews with legendary writer Roy Thomas and artist Howard Chaykin, this detailed feature goes right back to the beginning to find out how an idea initially dismissed became the savior of Marvel Comics.

All this plus lots more awaits you in Star Wars Insider #142. Available now in print and digital!