Ewoks of the Day: Warok and TeekOctober 7, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
Tags: ewoks, shadows of endor, zack giallongo
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.