While the pandemic has had a devastating effect on all of our lives, cancelling conventions, holidays, get togethers and much more it’s also had a debilitating effect on magazines and publications, pushing back release dates by many months.

Initially intended to arrive around the time of Star Wars Celebration in August, the 200th issue of Star Wars Insider magazine will arrive in the States on 26th January 2021, with a slew of great articles and 200 reasons why we love Star Wars, bringing quotes from stars of the saga far and wide.

While lockdown halted publication of the magazine, work on the official magazine didn’t, and there’s plenty of great interviews and articles coming your way over the coming weeks and months as Insider starts hitting subscribers doormats around the world.

Issue 197, released on 1st September brought a celebration of The Empire Strikes Back.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in style, with a host of exclusive interviews and fascinating features. This edition of Insider features::

Insider visits Elstree Studios, where the original Star Wars trilogy was made.
Time travel to 1980 to find out what the critics made of The Empire Strikes Back
Slugs in Space – could space-inhabiting creatures like exogorths and mynocks really exist?
Kenneth Colley, the actor who played Admiral Piett on how to avoid Darth Vader’s wrath.
Discover what it’s like to be BB-8 with puppeteers Brian Herring and Dave Chapman.

Issue 198 released on 6th October brought even more news from the GFFA.

GREG GRUNBERG – ace Resistance pilot Snap Wexley – opens up about his love for the saga.
ELIZABETH GRULLON discusses her experience playing JEDI: FALLEN ORDER’s villainous Second Sister.
We count down EMPEROR PALPATINE’S top 5 apprentices –
Plus, all the latest news from every sector of the Star Wars galaxy!

Issue 199 focuses on the Jedi as we leave 2020 and head in ’21 and issue 200.

It’s all about the Jedi in issue 199 of Star Wars Insider, with a host of features and interviews to prepare you for a new golden age of Star Wars storytelling with the launch of The High Republic this August.

We speak to Charles Soule, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Cavan Scott, and Daniel José Older about their work on and hopes for the ambitious publishing project-and drop some plot teasers along the way.

Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Sam Witwer (Darth Maul) reveal what it’s like playing characters on opposite sides of the Force in The Clone Wars, and we go behind-the-scenes on ILMxLAB’s Vader Immortal VR series.

To stay updated on what’s coming and when, here are the US release dates, and remember the UK issues arrives a couple of weeks later.

Issue 199 November 24 2020
Issue 200 January 26 2021
Issue 201 March 16 2021
Issue 202 April 27 2021

We will be chatting with Insider editor Chris Cooper on Canon Fodder very soon, so stay tuned.

Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Szostak, Phil (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 12/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)