|01-30-2008, 04:52 PM||#1|
Overlord of Evil
Join Date: Jun 2003
Larry Hama Code Name: The Originator joins G.I. Joe Move production team as creative consultant. Thanks to El Mayimbe over at Latino Review for the heads up.
For those that do not know:Larry Hama is best known as writer of the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe Series. Writing all 150+ issues of the original GI Joe series(1982-1994).
Discuss this news here: Live Action G.I. Joe Movie Larry Hama Joins Production As Creative Consultant.
|01-30-2008, 04:53 PM||#2|
Overlord of Evil
Join Date: Jun 2003
Larry Hama is best known as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro line of military action figures. Hama said in a 2006 interview that he was given the job by then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter after every other writer at Marvel had turned it down. Hama at the time had recently pitched a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a daring special mission force. Hama used this concept as the back-story for G.I. Joe. He included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic ran 155 issues (Feb. 1982-Oct. 1994).
Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures' file cards—short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the G.I. Joe and COBRA cardboard packaging. In 2007 these filecards were reprinted in the retro packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line.
Many of the characters were named after Hama’s family, friends, and comrades who died during the Vietnam War, or otherwise had hidden historical references. The Arctic trooper Frostbite was given the name Farley Seward in reference to United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, known for Seward’s Folly, the then-infamous purchase of Alaska from Imperial Russia in 1867. Quick Kick, G.I. Joe’s Japanese-American martial arts expert, was named "MacArthur S. Ito" after U.S. World War II Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Japanese Lt.-Gen. Takeo Ito, who was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death in 1946. Other characters were given tongue-in-cheek names: Hovercraft pilot Cutter is Skip A. Stone, named after the pastime of stone skipping.
Hama earned an unexpected female following for G.I. Joe by writing strong female characters (Cover Girl, Lady Jaye, Scarlett) who fought equally along their male counterparts. The title was also praised for unusually positive representations of minorities in a children’s series for the time.
Hasbro sculptors sometimes used real people’s likenesses when designing its action figures. In 1987, Hasbro released the Tunnel Rat action figure. The character is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist, whose likeness was based on Hama.
In December 2007 Hasbro revealed 25th Anniversary comic book figure 2-packs that featured original stories by Hama. These new Hasbro-published issues were designed to take place "in-between the panels" of the classic Marvel series.
Hama has been signed on as a creative consultant to the upcoming live action G.I. Joe film.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|G.I. Joe Movie Update: Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Joins Production Team||DESTRO||G.I. Joe News and Rumors||21||05-02-2008 01:32 PM|
|Live Action G.I. Joe Movie Interview:Larry Hama!||Shin Densetsu||G.I. Joe News and Rumors||0||02-18-2008 01:34 PM|
|Larry Hama to Consult on the Movie||Cobra-La||G.I. Joe Live Action Movie||42||02-02-2008 04:13 PM|
|G.I. Joe The Movie (Live Action) 2009 - Production Designer Ed Verreaux||DESTRO||G.I. Joe Live Action Movie||6||10-14-2007 07:04 PM|
|Jason Statham To Play Action Man In G.I. Joe Live Action Movie||DESTRO||G.I. Joe News and Rumors||37||08-20-2007 08:08 PM|
|Custom parts need/have thread|
|VvV Recondo by Oreobuilder|
|VvV Double Clutch by Oreobuilder|
|Night Force Lifeline|
|Outback, Falcon, and OG13 Scarlett|
|IDW January 2017 G. I. Joe Solicitations|
|New Jersey G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Is ARAH coming to an end?|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|Hisstank RPG Game Forum/ Battlefield.|
|Two more Hiss tanks!|
|The 458th Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|POLL: What is the 227th greatest G.I. Joe vehicle or...|
|Origin of zombie vipers|
|Maryland G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Michigan G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Virginia G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Who's Your Favorite Dreadnok Of All Time?|
|50th anniversary modern edition Roadblock|
|RoC Ice Dagger passenger compartment solutions?|
|G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Toys "R" Us Photo...|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|Modern Annihilator custom by Geckohun|
|3.75" Joe: Creating G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Vol....|
|What secrets lurk in the filecards?|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|Legion XIV 1:18 Project: Suits|
|Power Team Elite And True Heroes Discussion Thread|
|Anyone using Game of Thrones Ghost (Wolf) for Timber?|
|Kickstarter: Unrustable Bastards 'PowerMaster TFs'|
|The CORPS Megathread|