Star Wars Insider is the official Star Wars magazine and traces its lineage back to the Official Star Wars Fan Club Newsletter and its successor, Bantha Tracks.


In 1994, the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine was rebranded the Star Wars Insider to coincide with the release of the TIE Fighter video game from LucasArts.

Issues 62–76 were published by Paizo Publishing, from October 2002 to May 2004.

Issues 77–92 were published by IDG Entertainment, from August 2004 to February 2007.

It was announced at Celebration IV in 2007 that the Star Wars Insider would be moving to a new publisher, Titan Magazines, a UK-based company and the world's largest publisher of genre magazines.[source?]

Issues 1–22 The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine Hyperspace
Issues 23–50 Star Wars Insider Hyperspace
Issues 51–61 Star Wars Insider Wizards of the Coast
Issues 62–76 Star Wars Insider Paizo Publishing
Issues 77–92 Star Wars Insider IDG Entertainment
Issue 93 onwards Star Wars Insider Titan Magazines

Issues 107 to 174 have been edited by Jonathan Wilkins. At issue 175, Will Salmon took over as editor, and was in turn succeeded by Chris Cooper.

Non-U.S. editions[]

The North American system of numbering issues differs significantly from its UK counterpart. There has also been a Star Wars Insider in France since April 21, 2015.


The magazine contains sections that focus on what is new in the Star Wars universe, be they events, fiction, excerpts from comics, exclusive previews, articles that explore the Star Wars universe in detail, questions and answers, or interviews.

A popular section of the magazine is Bantha Tracks, overseen by Lucasfilm's Pete Vilmur, who replaced the section's previous editor Mary Franklin in mid-2015. It is created entirely by fans of Star Wars, with art and photographs submitted by fans. Other sections include:


Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine logo

A former Insider logo

Alternate Insider logo

The first issue of The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine

The first issue of Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider 94 Celebration IV cover

The Best of Star Wars Insider[]

Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection[]

Other publications[]

To coincide with the release of Star Wars: Battlefront and the original trilogy on DVD, Best Buy offered an Exclusive Collector's Issue of Star Wars Insider on September 20, 2004.


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