Larry Hama is a comic-book writer, artist, actor, and musician who is best known as the writer and editor for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards.
Hama began penciling for comics succeeding character co-creator Gil Kane on the feature “Iron Fist” in Marvel Premiere 16, taking over with the martial arts superhero’s second appearance.
Larry also had a lengthy run writing Wolverine. He has also written Avengers, Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan, The Punisher War Zone, Venom ,Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, Elektra and Batman. At Marvel in the early 1980s, Hama edited the humor magazine Crazy and the Conan titles, and from 1986 to 1993, he edited the acclaimed comic book The ‘Nam. He also was an editor on Peter Porker the spectacular Spider Ham from 1983 – 1987.
Larry also played a role in the 1976 M*A*S*H episode “The Korean Surgeon” and a Saturday Night Live spoof of Apocalypse Now and recently Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.
He co-created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon.
Larry currently writes G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic book series for IDW.