|06-03-2009, 07:38 PM||#1|
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CBR posted a pretty cool interview with Larry Hama today:
Comic Book Resources > CBR News: IN-DEPTH: Larry Hama on GI Joe, The 'Nam & More
Some of the Joe related stuff is old news, but I had never heard the details here about his work with Continuity Studios. It made me wish I could pick his brain myself for a few hours.
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|06-03-2009, 07:51 PM||#2|
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|06-04-2009, 12:05 AM||#3|
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I've always figured Nth Man was meant to be longer. The last two or three issues felt really rushed, like Marvel had brought down the axe and killed it off too soon. Nice to hear it finally confirmed... and I'd kill to see the unabridged story. It's still my all-time favorite comic series.
|06-04-2009, 12:40 AM||#4|
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Isn't Dead-eye the pirate duck from Bucky O'Hare pretty close to a Ninja duck? ;p I seem to remember an episode of the cartoon that involved ninja stuff with him.
Anyway this is really interesting.
|06-04-2009, 01:59 AM||#5|
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Location: Down East
Something I always enjoyed about GIJoe as a comic was the general spontaneity. I've seen his claim before that he writes as it goes and lets the characters lead the story -- just like life. Here's the mission, let's go, what happens depends on the actions of the characters. Stories never felt programmed, even with the large casts he had to wrangle. There are more unforgettable moments in 150 issues of GIJoe than there are in 600 issues of Spider-Man, Batman or Superman. (Yeah, I'm fanboy central. It's still my favorite comic series, even all these years later.)
And finding out that he was made to plot his DDP "last mission" story in advance explains why it stunk so much.
|06-04-2009, 08:29 AM||#6|
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I find it hard to believe that Hama would start a story and not know how it would end, but I do agree the spontaneous approach is the best way to write a story.
Today's standard 4 issue arc approach doesn't work. You have four issues to tell this story. If it's too short, drag it out. If it's too long, cram it in. It has to fit in a trade paper back.
I think Devil's Due run on G.I.Joe really demonstrated how constricting this approach is to story telling.
If a story can be told in one issue or it takes 14 issues,let it flow.
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|06-04-2009, 09:01 AM||#7|
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I hate today's way of making each story "Trade Paperback Ready". I miss the days of the single-issue story and the arcs that developed thru back-ground plots over a dozen issues.
No offense, but that's a horrible copy/paste job of the interview. Mid-way thru I figured out that some text was captions for pictures that didn't get copied. But not having "CBR:" and "Hama:" makes it difficult to follow. Again, no offense, don't want to get a warning or anything, but is there some way to clean it up to make it more readable?
Nth Man was a great read.
I absolutely loved Hama's run on Wolverine. Some of the best Wolverine stories.
I love how Hama said "the artists should be here". The guy was ahead of his time. That would have been right before the artists starting getting their say (with Jim Lee on X-Men), which led to Claremont leaving the X-Men.
|06-04-2009, 09:01 AM||#8|
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Tee hee! Hey Shin... did you have to use Larry Hama's e-Harmony picture?
|06-04-2009, 09:37 AM||#9|
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Location: Terre Haute, IN
Where did they get this pic of him? Looks like it's from 1989. Pretty sure he doesn't look that young anymore.
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