This issue features our 30th Anniversary celebration of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back with the cast and crew recalling the making of a movie classic and Irvin Kershner discussing his role as director. Billy Dee Williams also talks about playing Lando Calrissian.
As a special edition, it features six different covers: three newsstand covers, one exclusively available at conventions, one subscriber cover, and one exclusively available at comic stores.
- "Empire Builder" – The director of The Empire Strikes Back on the behind-the-scenes struggle to make the movie!
- "The Empire Looks Back" – The team behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars shows some love for Episode V!
- "In Their Own Words: Making The Empire Strikes Back" – The cast and crew of The Empire Strikes Back look back!
- "The Empire Strikes Fact!" – 50 little-known facts about The Empire Strikes Back revealed!
- "Empire Tales" – The author of The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, Jonathan W. Rinzler, interviewed.
- "The Empire Strikes Toy Shops!" – Hasbro reveals its Empire collection!
- "The Cloud King!" – Billy Dee Williams suaves it up!
- Launch Pad – The very best Star Wars news and popular culture from around the world!
- Interrogation Droid! – Suave, stylish and always ready to charm the ladies! How will Billy Dee Williams fare against Star Wars Insider's interrogation droid?
- My Star Wars – Milo Ventimiglia, star of Heroes, talks about his favorite aspects of the saga!
- Retro – How Star Wars' mean machines, the mighty AT-ATs, have invaded the homes of collectors!
- Jedi Archive – Star Wars Insider digs around the remains of Echo Base and discovers some rarely-seen photos!
- Classic Moment – The Empire truly strikes back as our heroes are captured, but Han still has something to say.
- Books – DK relives the Star Wars experience Year by Year!
- Ask Lobot
- Comics – It's a father and son story as Jango and Boba Fett star in Blood Ties; Boba gets a solo collection, and we succumb to The Will of Darth Vader!
- Incoming – Hasbro showcases its all-new Star Wars: The Clone Wars range; Sideshow unveils Rex; Hallmark prepares for the holidays!
- Bantha Tracks – Our tribute to the very best Star Wars fan activities from around the world.
- Bounty Hunters – Lucky fans who have met the stars share their experiences!
- Red Five – Filmmaker Kyle Newman and his actress wife Jaime King (the voice of Aurra Sing) picks five films that fans of Empire must see!