As the Star Wars saga joins the 3D revolution with the cinema release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace on February 10th, Star Wars Insider #131 marks the occasion with a special celebratory issue that hits stores in the US and Canada on January 31st and in the UK and Ireland on February 9th.
- 100-page celebratory issue marking the cinema release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
- Exclusive never-before-seen storyboards of the Jedi-led attack on Theed, Industrial Light & Magic guru John Knoll reveals the creative process behind the new 3D format, author Dan Wallace launches a staunch defense of helpless Gungan Jar Jar Binks, and the 3D highlights to look out for at the cinema.
- Brian J. Robb asks what it takes to become an iconic Star Wars villain on the back of very limited screen time, while Jason Fry shows his appreciation for a galaxy of characters in the Star Wars saga.
- Focus on Star Wars Art: Comics with Paul Pope and Frank Quitely, exclusive fiction in 'Maze Run', and all the latest Star Wars books, comics and merch in the dedicated 'Blaster!' section.
3D Highlights -- A guide to the 3D moments to look out for in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D.
Exclusive Storyboards -- Never-before-seen concept storyboards by The Phantom Menace artist Ed Natividad depicting the Jedi-led attack on Theed before the film's climactic battle.
John Knoll -- Industrial Light & Magic visual effects guru John Knoll tells Insider about the process of converting Episode I into 3D.
Stephen Stanton -- Stephen Stanton, AKA Captain Tarkin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the subject of this issue's 'My Star Wars' feature.
Drawing on the Force -- Two giants from the world of comic book art, Paul Pope and Frank Quitely, discuss their work in Star Wars Art: Comics.
Exclusive Fiction -- Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for in 'Maze Run', an all-new adventure by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams, with art by Brian Rood.
We Need To Talk About Jar Jar -- Noted Star Wars author offers ten reasons to love the hapless Gungan who divided fans upon the original release of The Phantom Menace thirteen years ago.
It Only Takes A Minute -- What does it take to be an iconic Star Wars villain, despite brief time on the screen? Insider investigates in this special feature.
Alan Roderick-Jones -- Production Designer Alan Roderick-Jones on piecing together the Star Wars galaxy!
Books -- The Book of Sith is unveiled, and the Millennium Falcon gets a manual!
Comics -- John Jackson Miller talks about Zayne Carrick and the continuation of the epic Knights of the Old Republic story arc.
A Certain Point of View -- Jason Fry shows his appreciation for a galaxy of characters in the Star Wars saga.
Star Wars Insider The Phantom Menace special celebratory edition hits stores in the US and Canada on January 31st and in the UK and Ireland on February 9th.
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