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[personal profile] ozaline2014-12-14 03:03 am

31 Days of Scans Favourite Writer: Larry Hama

I can't say I have an all from favourite writer be it in the comic medium or otherwise, but Larry Hama is certainly one of the ones who influenced me most from my childhood up till today, he's done so many great books, most famously GI Joe, though I believe his own favourite is Nth Man, and his Wolverine run is considered one of the best.


Larry Hama got his start in the comics industry as penciler, and he's done practically every other job the in the industry (he's also been an actor and is working on a crowd funded cyberpunk movie), but he moved to writing mostly because it had better pay per page, and he could produce more pages, per hour. He's very well known for his writing style; Hama always says he doesn't know what's going to happen on one page until he's finished the previous one... When people were speculating about that eye a while back, he went on record saying he wouldn't know what it was till he got there (I am not sure if he has got there yet, I'm a bit behind on my pull list).

Today for you we have: Star Wars, Bucky O'Hare, Wolverine, and a little, but not too much, GI Joe, as well as some excerpts from a very cool vampire E-Book that you should totally buy if you like vampires or urban fantasy at all. Read more... )

 
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[personal profile] ozaline2014-12-10 03:50 am

31 days of Scans: Most Cracktastic Moment: Larry Hama writes Cobra-La






"The battle between G.I. JOE and COBRA rages on – and the action ratchets up a notch with the return of Larry Hama! That's right, the original writer of the classic G.I. JOE comics is back witha limited series of all-new adventures full of intriguing background info on your favorite characters, and never before-revealed details about majors stories from the annals of G.I. JOE

IN THIS ISSUE...

During the Battle of Cobra-La, LT. FALCON goes one-on-one against the menacing blood-sucking NEMESIS IMMORTAL creature. The G.I. JOE team's quick-thinking infantry specalist has to stop the monster if he and his men are going to have any chance of escape!"


In 2008 Hasbro released a set of 8 two character action figure toy packs featuring comics with all new stories about the GI Joe team, many of these are set inbetween issues of the classic Marvel series and provide extra background detail on one or more characters and are quite interesting... but what happens when you ask Larry Hama to write about a character who never appeared in any of his comics? A Character from a group that he expressly fought against including in the original series run? Nemesis Enforcer Immortal.

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[personal profile] ozaline2014-09-19 12:39 am

GI Joe 206... Jem, Transformers, and you can't be serious can you?

Two of these are probably just cute in jokes... but wow, am I ever surprised by the one that isn't.


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[personal profile] ozaline2014-06-08 01:39 am

GI Joe 202-203... Double crosses and broken bones



My mouth dropped a bit in reading the most recent issue of GI Joe so I thought I'd share with you 4 pages from that issue, and 7 from the preceding one.

That cover is funny, it's symbolic nothing even close to that happens, but it's funny.

Following their failed and disastrous attempt to take the Pit, Cobra is slithering underground, the Crimson Guards are resuming their original mission of infiltrating American life and manipulating the system from the inside... but before Cobra Commander switches to stealthier tactics there's a loose end to take care of. A loose end named Destro.

The bad guy trinity of Cobra, Zartan, and Destro are about to have it out. )
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[personal profile] ozaline2013-06-19 03:51 am

GI Joe #190 -Why I love Larry Hama's GI Joe AKA The Pentagon SUCKS!

Wednesday is here! Which means GI Joe A Real American Hero 191 is out! Which means I can tell you all about the awesomeness of GI Joe 190 for my first ever post in this community. Aren't you all excited, I know I am!





Eep! It's one of my three favorite Joes*, Lady Jaye about to be plugged by Major Bludd. Say it ain't so.


*For the record the other two are Storm Shadow and General Hawk.

It's so )

G.I. Joe Special Missions #2 (1986)

I met Larry Hama unexpectedly a few weeks ago, since he had a table at the Emerald City Comicon that I didn't know about before buying my ticket, and since then I've had his old '80s G.I. Joe comics on my mind. It doesn't hurt that Retaliation finally came out, either.

Special Missions was a relatively short-lived spin-off book that was a series of what were usually done-in-ones, involving particularly dicey or complicated missions by the team that did not necessarily involve Cobra.

This is a story from its second issue about refugee Nazis, Israeli Nazi hunters, and the Holocaust. This might be the kind of thing that mandates a trigger warning.

five pages after the cut )

The Problem with Interrogating a Ninja



In Larry Hama's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #161, the Joes must interrogate Storm Shadow to make sure he's not a double agent. But that's easier said than done when your interrogatee is a ninja.

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30 Days of Winter: Day 6 - Silent Comics - Snake-Eyes/G.I. Joe

Greetings True Believers!

Here is my entry for Day 6 of 30 Days of Winter. This might be the greatest G.I. Joe story ever told.

The flow of it is wonderful and Snake-Eyes and Scarlett are unstoppable bad-asses in it and it's the first ever appearance of Storm Shadow. Larry Hama was born to write G.I. Joe.

Enjoy G.I. Joe #21, "Silent Interlude".

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Spider-man/Daredevil: The Legal Sitcom!

And now for something completely different.

It's 1997. Foggy Nelson discovered that Matt is Daredevil. As part of making up for the years of lies, Matt joins Foggy in partnering with a vicious attorney named Rosalyn Sharpe (who is also Foggy's bio-mother).

Venom: On Trial! This miniseries is kind of a sequel to the Spider-man Special Edition: Venom on Trial. If you read the review of that one-shot, you'd know Matt Murdock was eager to defend Venom and even asked Spider-man to show as a witness, successfully getting him acquitted. However, Spider-man punched Venom and spoiled his plan by revealing that the symbiote was still part of his body. When Murdock refused to handle the civil lawsuit Venom wanted to bring against Spider-man, Venom fired him.

Guess who got caught again? Read more... )

Previous parts of series:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11

Even G.I.Joe and Cobra have a mutual enemy

Larry Hama and politics. Always an... interesting combo.

Here's four pages from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #157.

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[personal profile] seriousfic2010-05-31 12:31 pm

What the hell, some G.I. Joe!

So the Joes are in South America to do something involving a coup. This being G.I. Joe, Cobra, Destro, a fruit company cartel, and other sinister forces are at work. But in the midst of all that, our boys pay a visit to the embassy.

No one ever died for a typewriter. )

Tags: creator: larry hama, publisher: marvel comics, title: g.i. joe
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G.I. Joe #155 1/2

For Free Comic Book Day, IDW released G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #155 1/2, a prologue of sorts to the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series proper, whose first issue will be #156. The series is in the same vein as Marvel's recent "Forever" books, in that it's Larry Hama continuing where he left off all those years ago, as if the intervening comics never happened.



Eight* pages under the cut...

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*I'm assuming the rules for Free Comic Book Day comics this year are the same as last year's.

creator: larry hama, title: g.i. joe, publisher: idw