Ewoks of the Day: Warok and Teek

October 7, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Warok and Teek.

Warok is a skilled Ewok warrior and one of the best with a hang glider. Like Lumat, he is a family man. His wife is Batcheela, and they have two children: Teebo and Malani. Before fighting in the Battle of Endor, Warok once took on a group of Duloks to save some capture Ewok children.

He appeared in Return of the Jedi and the children’s book The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense which was written and illustrated by Joe Johnston, one of the principal designers for the Star Wars films and of the Ewoks themselves.  Warok also had a vintage Kenner action figure complete with collectors coin.

Teek technically isn’t an Ewok but a Teek. He was a companion to a stranded spacer on the Forest Moon of Endor, before rescuing a girl named Cindel Towani from a Sanyassan warlord. Afterwards he became a member of Bright Tree Village.

Unlike the Ewoks, Teek is extremely fast and has a rapid metabolism. His species isn’t native to Endor, but a colony of Teeks wound up on the planet around 800 years ago. They are typically known as thieves and scavengers.

Teek first appeared in the television movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). Later on, he showed up in the children’s book The Ring, the Witch, and the Crystal: An Ewok Adventure (1986), and in Star Tours.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewoks of the Day: Lumat and Latara

October 6, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Lumat and Latara.

Lumat is a family man. Along with his wife Zephee, they have three children: Latara, Nippet and Wiley. As a part of Bright Tree Village, Lumat is the chief woodcutter. Along with many other Ewoks, he fought against the Empire in the Battle of Endor.

He appeared in Return of the Jedi, one episode of the Ewoks television series, and several children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend, Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure, and The Shadow Stone: An Ewok Adventure. Collectors might also recognize him from his action figure, be it the old vintage Kenner figure or the newer one by Hasbro, though neither version had black stripes.

Latara is Lumat’s daughter and sister to Wiley and Nippet (the baby wokling seen in Return of the Jedi). Being best friends with Princess Kneesaa and Wicket, the trio have gone on many adventures together. In her free time, she likes to play the flute, and has been known to have a big crush on Teebo.

Her first appearance was in Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure (1984). She also appeared in the second issue of the Ewoks comics, and was a recurring character in the Ewoks television show (she was voiced by Taborah Johnson in season one, and Sue Murphy in season two).
Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewok of the Day: Princess Kneesaa

October 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Princess Kneesaa.

Princess Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka is the daughter of Chief Chirpa and Ra-Lee. Her younger sister is Asha. Ra-Lee was killed by a hanadak while Kneesaa was very young. At the time of the attack, Asha disappeared into the woods and was thought to be dead. In reality, she was found by a pack of korrinas and raised by them. Out in the wild, she preyed upon Dulok fur traders and was known as the Red Ghost. Eventually Kneesaa found her sister and was able to bring her back to Bright Tree Village. Later in life, Princess Kneesaa become Chieftainess of Bright Tree Village and married Wicket.

Princess Kneesaa appeared in issue #4 of the Droids comic series and in a dozen issues of the Ewoks comics, in the children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend, The Baby Ewoks’ Picnic Surprise, Three Cheers for Kneesaa!: An Ewok Adventure, The Ewoks’ Hang-Gliding Adventure, Fuzzy as an Ewok, and in the short stories “Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!”, “The Ice Princess!” and “Return of the Great One!” which all appeared in the 1988 Marvel Ewoks Annual. She was also a regular on the Ewoks television show.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web featuring news and events for Star Wars and beyond.

Art

  • Dave Dorman fans looking to get a signed print of his variant cover for The Other Dead #1 featuring President Obama ready to take on the zombie apocalypse can pick one up here while supplies last.

Conventions

  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days starts today and features quite a few Star Wars guests: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.
  • DEF-CON 2 kicks off Saturday in Southhampton, England and features Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler, Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, John Chapman, and Brian Muir.
  • Also kicking off Saturday in England is the London Film & Comic Con which will features guests Ailsa Berk, Jett Lucas, Julian Glover, Brian Blessed, Mike Mayhew and J.W. Rinzler.
  • John Jackson Miller has revealed his NYCC schedule. He’ll be signing at the Random House booth (#2205) Friday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11-noon.
  • Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle will be a featured Artist Guest of Honor this year at Con on the Cob which kicks off October 17 in Hudson, OH.

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Ewok of the Day: Paploo

October 4, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Paploo.

Paploo is the nephew of Chief Chirpa and the son of Bozzie, Chief Chirpa’s sister. He often hanged out with Wicket, Teebo, Latara and Kneesaa. During the battle of Endor, he stole a scout trooper speeder bike which created a diversion allowing the Rebels to capture the shield generator. Later on, he actually came to replace Master Logray in Bright Tree Village.

Kenny Baker played Paploo in Return of the Jedi. Originally the roles of Paploo and Wicket were reversed, but on the day for shooting the scene between Leia and her first encounter with an Ewok, Warwick Davis was used instead and the names were later swapped. Paploo went on to appear in the Ewoks television show, the Ewoks comics, in Star Wars Tales 22: “Marooned” and in the children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend and The Ewoks Join the Fight.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewok of the Day: Chukha-Trok

October 3, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Chukha-Trok.

Chukha-Trok is a notable Ewok known for his strength, wisdom, and for being a woodcutter. He accompanied Logray and his caravan in their attempt to rescue a pair of humans named Jeremitt and Catarine from one of the monstrous Gorax. Sadly, Chukha-Trok died during the confrontation with the Gorax.

His first appearance was in the television movie Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984). He also appeared in a couple episodes of the Ewoks television show and in the short story “Return of the Great One!” which was part of the 1988 Marvel Ewoks Annual.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Weechee

October 2, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Weechee.

Weechee is the eldest of the Warrick brothers. Son to Deej and Shodu, Weechee has three siblings: Widdle, Wicket, and Winda. He is known as one of the best warriors in the Bright Tree Village, often put in charge of expeditions. He also has a girlfriend, Chirita.

Weechee first appeared in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) then in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). He was also a recurring character in the Ewoks television show and was in the children’s book Wicket Goes Fishing: An Ewok Adventure.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewok of the Day: Widdle

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Widdle.

Widdle is Wicket’s older brother and the black sheep of the family. He often challenges his older brother Weechee, and is prone to accidents. During the battle of Endor, he was one of the Ewoks who captured an AT-ST along with the mighty Chewbacca and Wunka. That AT-ST helped turned the tide of the battle and secured the Ewok’s victory over the Empire.

Widdle appeared in Return of the Jedi and both of the Ewok television movies–Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984), and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). He went on to appear in the children’s book The Ewok Who Was Afraid: An Ewok Adventure, and numerous episodes of the Ewoks television show.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewok of the Day: Kaink

September 30, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Kaink.

Kaink is an Ewok priestess and a guardian of the Soul Trees (sacred trees planeted at the time of an Ewok’s birth). She is also the legend-keeper for Bright Tree Village. She preferred to be by herself and lived in solitude several miles away from the village where she could be at one with nature. Her magical staff is adorned with a crystal that can emit a beam of mystical force or hypnotize animals.

Kaink first appeared in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) and in two episodes of the Ewoks television show. She was also a part of the safety video for Star Tours.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Teebo

September 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 4 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Teebo.

Teebo studied as a medicine man under the tutilege of Master Logray. Easy to spot by his trademark hat, a gurreck skull adorned with churi feathers, he was known as a poet and a watcher of the stars. His family consisted of his father Warok, his mother Batcheela, and his sister Malani. Later in life, Teebo developed a relationship with Latara.

Teebo appeared in Return of the Jedi and has a memorable scene where R2-D2 zaps him. He appeared in many of the episodes of the Ewoks televison series and the Ewoks comics, as well several children’s books: Three Cheers for Kneesa!: An Ewok Adventure, The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense, Fuzzy as an Ewok, and The Ewoks Join the Fight. In ROTJ, he was played by Jack Purvis, who also played Kitik Keed’kak, Gonk, Chief Ugnaught and one of the main Jawas in the films. In the Ewoks tv show, he was voiced by Eric Peterson (season one) and James Cranna (season two). James Cranna actually played Widdle Warrick in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, was an announcer in THX-1138 and played the liquor store thief in American Graffiti.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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