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For those of us smart enough to have a subscription to Empire magazine we’ve had the pleasure of receiving these special subscriber covers every month, and the June 2018 issue of Empire brings this stunning cover by Dan Mumford.

For the last three years Star Wars has been something of an early Christmas present, with The Force AwakensRogue One and The Last Jedi all arriving in cinemas in December. But the saga is back already with a big, bold summer blockbuster in Solo: A Star Wars Story, presenting a new look at the origins of the galaxy’s greatest scoundrel, Han Solo, and how he came into contact with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and the Millennium Falcon. You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less that 12 parsecs, don’t you know.

Of course you know the Falcon — the Solo subscriber cover for Empire’s June issue, drawn by Dan Mumford, depicts the iconic ship flying not-so-casual through a swirling lightning-filled vortex, pursued by an Imperial Star Destroyer and a swarm of TIE fighters.

You will be familiar with Dan’s work via his insanely cool Star Wars IMAX posters.

If only he’d draw our frisky little Fantha sometime. Ahhh, to dream….