Chief Chirpa Kidnapped! is a short story that appeared in the 1988 Marvel Comics Ewoks Annual.

Plot summary[]

As the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village are celebrating their annual Hallowe'en festival, a dangerous hanadak enters the clearing. Wicket W. Warrick rallies the other Ewoks to drive it away with blue dlock plant leaves,[1] which appease the beast and compel it to leave.[2] However, the distractions allow a group of Duloks to infiltrate the Ewok village and raid the harvest store.[2] There they accidentally capture Chief Chirpa and bring him back to their camp with the rest of their booty. Warrick and his friends Teebo and Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka give chase.[3]

At the Duloks' camp, the chief, Gorneesh,[3][4] orders the booty opened, revealing an angered Chirpa. The Duloks tie him to a baccy tree,[3] thinking they can ransom him. However, Chirpa's shouting annoys the Duloks and leads to a squabble[5] that leads Kneesaa, Teebo, and Warrick to the camp. Warrick frees Chirpa,[5] who bests the Duloks in a fight and allows the Ewoks to escape.[6]


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Notes and references[]

  1. "Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!", p. 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!", p. 14
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!", p. 15
  4. The Dulok chief is not named in the story, being referred to only as the Dulok chief. However, the word-search game "Spot the Names!," on p. 35 of the Marvel Ewoks Annual, establishes that the chief in question is Gorneesh.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!," p. 16
  6. "Chief Chirpa Kidnapped!," p. 17