| "A Close Encounter with|
the Star Warz Gang"
|Parodies||Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars|
|First appearance||Cracked No. 152|
|Parody / Mashup|
As Royboy Neery boards the alien spacecraft he learns that the reason he is being taken on board is to help in a "grave matter". He is greeted by Luck Skystalker, CPO, RD2, Chewie and Han Solo. Dark Badar has kidnapped Princess Leia, along with many other people throughout the galaxy. They all decide to team up on a rescue mission. Badar's headquarters (disguised as
Cast of CharactersEdit
CPO, RD2, Princess Leotard (Carrie Fisher), Dark Badar, Luck Skystalker (Mark Hamill), OB1 "Bend" Finoakie (Alec Guiness), Hand Solow (Harrison Ford), Chewie (Peter Mayhew), Grand Muff Tarplin (Peter Cushing)
- Cracked No. 146 - November 1977
- Cracked No. 146 carried a cover date of November, 1977, meaning that Cracked beat Mad Magazine to the punch with a Star Wars parody. Mad's parody would not appear until that publication's January, 1978 issue.
- Perhaps due to a lack of reference material, John Severin's designs on the ships, equipment (and even the characters at times) are more "off model" than usual.