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Larry Hama is an American comic book writer, best known for his decade-long run on Marvel's monthly G.I. Joe comic.

Given the job by Jim Shooter after it was turned down by everybody else, Hama combined a story treatment he had produced for a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff with his military and martial arts knowledge (and seeming love affair with ninjas) to produce the comic series, writing with only a few exceptions almost the entire 155 issue run. Also serving much the same role Bob Budiansky did with shaping the early Transformer mythos, as well as the writing the comic Hama produced the background file cards for the majority of 3 3/4" action figures for Hasbro.

While he didn't write the Marvel G.I. Joe and the Transformers limited series, in 1993 as the G.I. Joe comic was coming to a close, Hama wrote a five-issue storyline that served to set up the subsequent Generation 2 comic, and depicted Cobra rebuilding Megatron with tank for his new alt mode.


Dreamwave's first Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover featured a ship called the U.S.S. Hama, as a tribute to the writer.

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