Writer Dave Manak
Pencilers Warren Kremer & John Romita
Inker Jon D’Agostino
Letterer Grace Kremer
Colorist George Roussos
Cover Dated November 1986
Lost in Time, Part Two of Two
Today, Star Wars Episode VII comes out! Something I’ve wanted ever since, as a child, that George Lucas was waiting until the cast was old enough and follow up their adventures. I didn’t think it would take this long but still, I’m pretty excited. Who knows when I will be able to watch the film.
Like the Transformers cover, for the Marvel 25th Anniversary theme, I wasn’t that familiar with who the cover character was.
That would be Wicket Wystri Warrick, from Star Wars Episode VI, Return of the Jedi. Who looked like this –
If he looked like this, I would have noticed him.
For more information on Wicket, here is his official Wookieepedia page :
This is a Star Comic, so I knew it was geared towards children but I hadn’t known it was based off of the Ewoks animated series, that I didn’t know existed.
This is a two part story, the first part appearing in Droids 4. In that issue, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gone through a Time Warp Portal, along with a King’s son, and they need to find the son and get him back. I imagine other nonsense happen, but that’s all that they let on at the offset of the issue.
Wicket and Princess Kneesaa are about to be crushed under a boulder, along with C-3PO and R2-D2. I like how 3-CPO calls him, Artoo, I guess I’ve always heard it as R2 but it makes sense to spell it out. Does C-3PO have a nice short hand?
Artoo lifts his arms and the boulder bounces off his feet. Once that threat has passed, Kneesaa (which when I first read it, I thought it was just a word of excitement that Wicket shouted) calls the Droads, demons. The Ewoks are under the impression that the boulder and the ‘demons’ are part of a Dulok trap. Duloks being the sworn enemies of the Ewoks.
Threepio (which I don’t believe is shorter but it saves one pinky extension) speaks the Ewoks’ language. He calls it an obscure dialect of the inner Zuma region. Artoo speaks in sound effects, which couldn’t have been fun to type.
The Droids are looking for Prince Plooz, if the prince doesn’t get back, two worlds will go to war. Kneesaa believes that Plooz is the Star Child. The Ewoks thought he was a good omen, for the upcoming peace talks. The two Ewoks and the Droids head to the Ewok village, to warn them.
And at the Ewoks Tree Top Village. The choosen village elders are on their way to the treaty site. They lost the star child, as he is eating honey, straight from a giant barrel. Chief Chirpa instructs them to give the prince, a bath. Plooz doesn’t care for it. Plooz doesn’t speak their language, so the poor child is just having these events happen to him.
Shortly. Wicket and Kneesaa and the Droids get to the village but no one is around. They look for Logray’s Hut, who is their medicine man. I guess he isn’t that important to bring to a peace talk – which makes sense. Logray strikes the Droids, as he also believes they are demons.
Logray shares the prophecy, that a blinding flash of light will bring good fortune to the Ewoks this day.
At the Peace Treaty Meeting Place. The Duloks see the elder Ewoks about to cross the bridge and prepare to undo the bridge. We can see that the sun is shining bright (that will be useful in a bit).
Before they can destroy the bridge, Chief Chirpa announces that a star child has come to Endor. The Duloks snatch the star child (who looks very panicked) and declare that they now own the child. Gorneesh threatens to throw the child off of a cliff unless the Ewoks leave, which they do. As they go over the bridge, Gorneesh’s second in command starts cutting the bridge.
Nearby. The Droids and the two younger Ewoks witness what is happening. Threepio comes running and the sun light bounces off of him and he appears to be glowing. This scares away the Duloks, so Threepio was the actual omen of Logray’s prophecy.
The prince wants to join his droid amigos but the bridge is unsafe. Luckily, handy Artoo is near and has rope, so the bridge gets fixed. The prince starts bouncing across and almost falls but Wicket makes a hero dive and saves Prince Plooz.
Threepio tells the Ewoks the story of Plooz’s father and the pending war.
A Race in Time!
Part Two of the Demons of Endor
The Ewoks wave goodbye and the trio fly off. They reenter the time void. King Gokus (Plooz’s father) threatens to end King Zornog, as he hasn’t return Plooz yet. General Sludd (who is betraying Gokus) is pleased with himself. He hopes the two kings kill each other and their respected empires are each to conquer after that.
Threepio states that only minutes have passed, so that’s a relief. The droids pilot the ship directly for the royal city, as Sludd’s ship gives chase. They land in front of the palace. Gokus comes running out, Plooz exits the ship, super excited to see his father – with the biggest grin ever that makes me smile.
Sludd tries to claim that the droids kidnapped the prince but the prince doesn’t let that stand. Good thing Artoo is around as he has Sludd’s original threatening message about his traitorous intentions.
The ends with C-3PO holding a sleeping, and happy, Plooz.
A pretty cute comic.
I’m not sure when I will be able to watch Star Wars Episode 7 : The Force Awakens but it looks amazing!