If you want to use the Force to acquire shiny things (something Yoda would probably disapprove of), you can’t miss this.
After last week’s subscriber cover that featured Luke’s robotic hand passing the torch—uh, lightsaber—to Rey, Empire Magazine's regular limited-edition cover reveal shines with holographic special effects that add a whole new dimension to the Star Wars galaxy.
This is one time you can judge a magazine by its cover. The entire thing is holographic. You also have to actually see this First-Order masterpiece in person to really get the experience, because no camera can actually capture the rainbow reflects of a holo treatment quite like the naked eye. It’s even better than R2-D2’s holograms. After you’re done being mesmerized by the holo magic, flip inside to obsess over an eight-page Last Jedi feature and exclusive news from director Rian Johnson, who’s been mercilessly teasing us about the upcoming film on his Instagram.
Johnson also talks about his approach to Snoke in this issue:
"[Palpatine is] a dark force: the scary thing behind the thing. That was entirely how I approached Snoke,” he told Empire. “I wasn't interested in explaining where he came from or telling his history, except where it serves this story.”
As if that wasn’t enough, you also get to open up to Black One, Poe Dameron’s new X-Wing that Rian Johnson has described as a Resistance-modified Incom-FreiTek T-70 with a temporary accelerator pod on the aft section that amps Dameron’s speed when primed. The temp boost might have a fast burnout time, but it can make this thing zoom past blasts of turbo laser fire from First Order Star Destroyers without having holes punched in it. X-Wings also look so much better in black.
You’ll definitely notice the October cover of Empire Magazine when it lands on newsstands this Thursday. Star Wars: The Last Jedi launches in theaters on December 15.