Hama's G.I. Joe is what got me into comics. Started with Joe, then Transformers and now so many years later I'm at like 40+ titles a month and 50 something long boxes.
Same here! Unfortunately never read Hama's Wolverine. I need to remedy that some day. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to catch up on GI Joe, which I've been rereading in the IDW trades. I'm only up to about Issue 100 so I have a ways to go, but I've bought every trade of the continued series so the whole thing is waiting for me to work my way to it.
Hama's GI Joe continues to be one of the best comics on the shelf — and all because he sees them as people and not plot points. It was enough it inspire the amazing Devil's Due run (now negated at Hasbro's insistence) and continues to inspire the new run. May it never stop.
Even though my older brother had collected comics long before I could read GI Joe #1 was the first comic that I remember buying on the stands. Thanks to Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Jim Shooter etc for putting that book out all those years ago!
Still loving this series after so many years and it helps keep my love for comics unscathed even though the big 2 keep giving me reasons to dislike comics... And still loving my favorite trio in the GI Joe team, Flint, Lady Jaye and Roadblock. I could read a mini of those three. Thank you, Mr. Hama for all those wonderful stories that don't feel forced but logical storylines for all those very "real" characters.
Have to echo everyone's love for Mr. Hama. Love his stuff to bits. Storm-Shadow is on my all time favourite list of characters. And his Wolverine stuff was top notch. He did more than anyone to keep Wolverine a relatable and awesome character in the horror show that was 90's marvel.
Is it just me or have a lot of Hama's interviews about GI Joe in recent years gotten more light-hearted and fun? When IDW brought this back, and even before then when someone would ask him about Joe, his interviews read very......aloof, even cold, and with a vibe of "let's get this over with." But now you really grasp the sense of how much fun this is for him when he talks about it.
And oh man, those SL Gallant art clips brought the Joe geek right out of me. WORMS, Ferrets, new and old HISS tanks, Dial Tone, AWE Strikers......THIS is what a Joe anniversary issue should be like.