Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O'Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon

Larry Hama

Larry Hama, September 17th, 2014

Born (1949-06-07)June 7, 1949 (age 65)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer,

Penciller, Editor

Notable works G.I. Joe[

]Bucky O'Hare[ ]Wolverine

Larry Hama
Service/branch United States Army
Rank TBD




Larry Hama enjoyed a brief acting career in the mid-1970s, despite never having pursued the field. The casting director for the musical Pacific Overtures, Joanna Merlin, called Hama because an actor friend of his gave her his name when asked if he knew any other Asian actors. He told her that he had never acted before and could neither sing nor dance, but Merlin was persistent, and when informed that casting was less than a minute away from his workplace at Continuity Comics, he agreed to audition and was ultimately cast in three roles.[7]

He also played a role in the 1976 M*A*S*Hepisode "The Korean Surgeon" and a Saturday Night Livespoof of Apocalypse Now. However, though he had made a living as an actor for roughly a year, Hama ultimately discarded his acting career, explaining, "I always basically saw myself as an artist, not as anything else.


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Conan the Barbarian[edit]Edit

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G.I. Joe[edit]Edit

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  • G.I. Joe (IDW) #0 (five-page story)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel) #1-7 (6-7 - dialogue only), 10-19, 21-118, 120-142, 144-152, 155
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Hasbro) #21B, 32.5, 36.5, 4-12[note 1]
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW) #155.5, 156-ongoing
  • G.I. Joe: Battle Corps (Hasbro) #1-4 (with Paul Kirchner)
  • G.I. Joe: Declassified (Devil's Due) #1-3
  • G.I. Joe: Frontline (Devil's Due) #1-4
  • G.I. Joe: Order of Battle (Marvel) #1-4
  • G.I. Joe: Origins (IDW) #1-5, 8-10, 19
  • G.I. Joe: Resolute (Hasbro), #1-2, 4-6[note 2]
  • G.I. Joe: Special Missions (Marvel), issues 1-23, 25, 27-28
  • G.I. Joe vs. Cobra (Hasbro), issues 1-6[note 3]
  • G.I. Joe vs. Cobra (Fun Publications) #1 (with David S. Lane)
  • G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (Hasbro) #7-10[note 4]
  • G.I. Joe Yearbook (Marvel) #1-4
  • Snake-Eyes: Declassified (Devil's Due), trade paperback (five-page story)
  • Storm Shadow (Devil's Due) #`-7
As artist
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel) #21, 26, 35 (partial), 36 (partial)

The Punisher[edit]Edit

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The Stranger[edit]Edit

A three-part prose novel

  • The Stranger #1-3[23]


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