- "Well, if I can't make the cover of Star Wars Insider, what hope is there…?"
- ―Mark Hamill in a Star Wars Insider 97 preview
Star Wars Insider 97 is the ninety-seventh issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine and the fifth issue to be published by Titan Magazines. It was released to US newsstands on October 23, 2007, and UK newsagents on October 25, 2007.
- Editor's Welcome
- Books: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
- Comics: Knights of the Old Republic #22-24
- Toys: Bricks, Biths, and Busts
- Star Wars Q&A
- Scouting the Galaxy
- International Collecting
- Set Piece: Kamino Platform
- Padawan's Corner
- Bantha Tracks
- The Indy Vault
- Luke & Leia
- "You're Hired" to be Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice!
- Pirates of the Board, Part V"
- Art Vader
- Best of StarWars.com
Behind the scenes
While issue #97 was released in October of 2007, it is listed as the December issue on both the cover and page 7.