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Empire Magazine Reveals ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Newsstand Cover, Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Possible Spoilers)

Empire Magazine Reveals ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Newsstand Cover, Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Possible Spoilers)

Last week, Empire Magazine showed off its exclusive subscriber cover for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It featured the hand of Rey passing a lightsaber to Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand. To start off this week, Empire is revealing the cover for the newsstand edition of its October issue.

Check it out below:

Like the subscriber cover, this one is also holographic, as you can see from the sheen in the image.

Empire also has the first exclusive look at Poe Dameron’s new and improved X-wing.

Avoiding spoilers? Look away now!

The X-Wing (an Incom-FreiTek T-70, to be precise) has, according to Rian Johnson, been specially modified by Resistance engineers, with a temporary accelerator pod affixed to the aft section. According to The Last Jedi director, the pod, when primed, increases Dameron’s speed, allowing him to outrun First Order cannon emplacements. It’s just a temporary boost and will burn out quickly but it’s enough to get beyond the barrage of turbo laser fire from First Order Star Destroyers such as the one depicted in the image.

This issue of Empire is available starting September 7.

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