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Star Wars Insider #141 Celebrates Return of the Jedi, Stuart Freeborn, and More

From the thrilling Jabba's sail barge set piece to Luke's climactic confrontation with Darth Vader and the Emperor, Return of the Jedi is beloved by fans for its action, amazing effects, and heart. As the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi approaches, Star Wars Insider #141, now available, gives readers an exclusive look behind the scenes of the classic film with photos from the set, production design sketches, and more.

With the recent passing of special effects makeup artist Stuart Freeborn, Star Wars Insider pays tribute to the incredible contribution that the Freeborn family made to Star Wars. Stuart Freeborn helped design the look of such classic characters as Yoda and Chewbacca, and with his wife, Kay, and son Graham, he helped give life to many other iconic Star Wars oddities, such as Jabba the Hutt. Plus, find out about Yoda's first day on set as Edward Summer continues his first-hand account of the early days of the Star Wars saga.

Continuing its look at the history of Star Wars, this issue delves into the early days of the Expanded Universe to find out how it developed. The universe expands a little further with all-new Star Wars fiction set in the early days of the Jedi, from writer John Ostrander and illustrated by Jan Duursema.

Plus, writer and artist Jeffrey Brown, creator of the hugely popular Darth Vader and Son, gives Insider an exclusive look at outtakes from his new book Vader's Little Princess, while the magazine also covers all the latest books, comics, and merchandise.