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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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"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


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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"To me, when you take those two very complete, very diverse, very interesting universes and put them together, you've created the ultimate comic book universe. Something that will stand the test of time and come to be the definitive comic universe. Bigger than DC? Certainly. And eventually bigger than Marvel." -- Artist/co-writer Tom Scioli

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"In a way, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is a critique of all the Transformers movies thus far." -- Co-writer/artist/letterer/colorist Tom Scioli

"Kirby is a huge influence, but there's... I'd argue there isn't actually a lot of nostalgia here. I'd argue that every page, every moment is built on innovation." -- Co-writer John Barber

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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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"It’s really accessible, but it’s really formally innovative and different. It’s not like anything else out there. The splash pages in this comic don’t work the way splash pages are usually intended to in comics in 2014. Not to sound all pretentious and information-theory-y, but just the way the story and the world and the information are presented to you is completely different from the way you tend to see them in comics, especially mainstream comics, today." -- Co-writer John Barber

"Transformers vs. G.I.Joe is to Transformers 4 as All-Star Superman was to Superman Returns." -- Artist/colorist/letterer/co-writer Tom Scioli

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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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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 )
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These pictures have been floating around the interwebs for the past day or so. Thanks to www.tfw2005.com for these.

All the 80's nostalgia, all the time.

To say it's 'Truly Outrageous!' is to UNDERsell it. )
And at the same time, as luck would have it, this is a perfect opportunity to properly show off my latest commission acquisition.

If he's a Micronaut... shouldn't he be a LOT smaller? )
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Cobra Commander does the "evil leader of a massive terrorist organization" thing as only he can...

Four pages from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 170 )
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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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So this week in IDW's G.I Joe Cobra #12, the cover didn't lie; one surely died.

And with that death came the seeds of the canon's upcoming Season 2 revamping, the end of the MASS Device arc and the beginning of the Cobra Civil War.

A sudden death, it was, one not especially telegraphed. )
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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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Like a lot of IDW's G.I Joe, everyone's favorite distinctively helmed subversive element is both reiteration and reinvention.

This Commander of Cobra is less fervent and strident than most other versions; understated suits make the majority of his clothing. He's not had much of a presence in what we've seen of Cobra's operations so far, preferring to leave that sort of thing up to the Baroness or the Crimson Twins.

His voice and will are still felt, however; he's chastised Cobra naval officers, lost a bit of his temper with Zartan's clone, and mocked the clan McCullen's command of Latin.

Until this month's G.I Joe: Cobra II (#10), he hasn't really taken the opportunity to take center stage.

When he does, though, he starts making up for missed time.. )


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