Though I’ve only started reading them recently, there is something very nostalgic about the classic Marvel G.I. Joe. I spent my formative years as a military brat, so it holds a special place in my heart for reminding me of the culture I grew up in. After reading just a few issues, I couldn’t stop. They are just that good.
Though there were other creators, Larry Hama is considered the quintessential writer for G.I.Joe. Hama’s original concept was a spinoff of S.H.E.I.L.D. called Fury Force. While this idea was rejected by the editor Jim Shooter, it later became the basis for G.I.Joe. In the series, Hama incorporated philosophy, military jargon, and his own personal experiences in the military and life to create a unique blend of action and heart. The rest is one hundred and fifty-five issues of history.