Odyssey Editions, 2013,
ASIN: B00CEFF88S; 34 pages.
Review by Kevin Baldeosingh
Comic fans familiar with the work of creator Larry Hama can meet their hero today, as the famed creator is in Trinidad to participate in the largest comic book and pop culture event in the Caribbean– Alias Expo 2014 at the Center of Excellence (www.alias-expo.com). Yesterday, he delivered a talk at the Central Bank Auditorium on his career in the comic industry. The talk was hosted in collaboration with the Heroes Foundation.
Hama’s visit is under the auspices of the Embassy’s US Speaker Program, which partners with local organisations to have US experts from diverse professions share their knowledge locally.
A release from the Embassy said during his visit, Hama will attend the Expo on July 26 from 10 am at the Center of Excellence, Macoya where he will meet with fans and deliver a talk on visual storytelling. Hama is a writer, penciler, editor and actor who has worked in comics, TV and film. He is best known as the writer of GI Joe comics from the 80s to today, and as the writer of Marvel’s Wolverine in the 90s.
He has also written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Blaze, Nth Man, The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil and dozens more.
His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. He has appeared on Broadway in Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures and on TV in MASH, Saturday Night Live, and Another World.
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