Foreword by John Boyega
Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, videogames, novels, and pop-culture.
Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.
Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandizing.
Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.
“On top of the impressive research Windham and Bray bring to the book, it’s also filled to the brim with photographs (some never before published!), illustrations, and concept art. In short, this is a book you’ll want in your collection.”
— Geek Dad-Great Big Beautiful Podcast
“If you’ve ever been interested in the iconic white-armored soldiers of the Galactic Empire, this is pretty much the book for you… It’s awesome… It’s a seriously must-buy for any serious Star Wars fan.”
— Beltway Banthas Podcast
“There’s a lot of ground covered by writer Ryder Windham and Adam Bray… Any fan of Star Wars needs this book on their shelves. It’s a must-have!”
— Geek Girl Podcast
The fantastic new book Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor is providing a deep dive into the evolution of one of its most iconic characters.
This beautiful tome is the ultimate guide on all things stormtrooper-related.
“This beautiful tome is the ultimate guide on all things stormtrooper-related… An essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan.”
— Paste Magazine