Star Wars Insider 145 is the 123rd issue of the magazine Star Wars Insider and the 53rd published by Titan Magazines. It was released on October 22, 2013 and came with one of two sets of exclusive 2013 Topps Star Wars Illustrated: A New Hope trading cards from Topps and HighBridge Audio. In addition, it also included a chance to win a pre-release copy of the Death Star Owner's Technical Manual. It is also the first Insider issue to have behind the scenes notes on the creation of the Rogues Gallery article, supplied on the Facebook page "Star Wars Sourcebooks."
In Star Wars Insider, we'll be solving the riddle of Darth Vader. Is he the Star Wars saga's most dastardly villain, or its greatest hero? We'll be asking the experts. You'll never look at him the same way again!
- "Darth Vader: Victim or Villain?" – Is the Dark Lord of the Sith a victim or a villain?
- "The Conversation, Part I" – An exclusive discussion about Star Wars' sequel novel!
- "From Page to Screen and Back Again..." – The second part of our look at classic roleplaying games!
- "An Imperial Advertorial" – A mock advertisement for the upcoming Death Star Owner's Technical Manual.
- "Shaping the Past" – The artists, Iain McCaig and Doug Chiang, discuss their time working on the prequels!
- "McQuarrie Revisited" – An original Ralph McQuarrie sketch completed for the first time!
- "Authors of the Expanded Universe: L. Neil Smith" – Author L. Neil Smith on the classic trilogy of Lando novels!
- "Constant Spirit" – An all-new tale starring Alderaan's most famous daughter!
- "Breaking the Mold" – An interview with the visual effects and ILM veteran!
- Launch Pad – Exclusive news and fun stuff from the Star Wars galaxy!
- My Star Wars – The Star Wars artist Mike Mayhew on why he loves Star Wars!
- Rogues Gallery – Insider salutes the noble warriors of Naboo!
- Classic Moment – Yoda faces Asajj Ventress in a confrontation on Rugosa!
- Books – Star Wars Art: Concept leads our preview of the great titles to come this month!
- Comics – Ania Solo stars in Star Wars: Legacy and we take another trip into Wild Space!
- Incoming – Gentle Giant showcases a new Yoda statue, plus wacky new Star Wars yo-yos!
- Bounty Hunters – The fans who have met the stars of Star Wars share their experiences and photos!
- Bantha Tracks – Insider celebrates the saga's most dedicated fans!
- Red Five – ILM's Howie Weed highlights five amazing aliens!