If you haven’t figured it out yet, Larry Hama fucking rules. His work on the Marvel GI Joe series is nothing short of epic, with 155 issues between 1982-1994. Slowly I’ve been trying to piece together the entire run, and I’m about half way there. One of my recent acquisitions is GI Joe #118, Destro – Search & Destroy! Part 3 of 3, in which Destro has allied himself with the Joes, in hopes of getting revenge (and the Baroness) on Cobra Commander. While I won’t go into a full review, one panel has to be highlighted for Larry Hama’s badassery
With the newly minted Ninja Force, headed into battle with the Night Creepers … Storm Shadow (now a good guy) informs one of the new guys that they don’t have a catch phrase … just silent death.
How did Paramount make such a campy GI Joe movie? All they needed to do was ask permission to borrow some of Larry’s stuff.