As the 4th Annual Windsor ComiCon approaches organizers will be making event and celebrity guests announcements leading up to the show taking place at Caesars Windsor on September 29‐30, 2018.
This all-ages pop culture event thrilled fans during its first three installments from 2015 to 2017 respectively while featuring guests that ranged from Kevin Smith and Sean Austin to Tia Carrere and Lou Ferrigno, to Billy Dee Williams and Angus Mackinnes. This page is dedicated to keeping eagerly anticipating fans updated with the latest announcements.
Celebrity Guest Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, Elektra and more)
Windsor ComiCon has announced Larry Hama, “A Real American Hero”, comic book writer, artist and actor as their first celebrity guest for the 2018 event.
Best known to comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, Hama wrote the licensed series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero based on the Hasbro toy line. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja and Elektra to name a few and had created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed in a comic book, toy line and television cartoon.
In addition to his writing success, Hama played minor roles in a variety of TV shows including M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live. He also appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.
Yet, his background in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 during the Vietnam War as an explosive ordnance expert informed his editing of the 1986-1993 Marvel Comics series The ‘Nam. Furthermore, it would aid him in developing an idea for a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a special mission force that would be used as the concept and back‐story for G.I. Joe. Hama included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic series ran for 155 issues between 1982‐1994.
Of special consideration, Hama wrote the majority of G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards (short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the cardboard backings of the toy line). These file cards were re‐printed for the packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line. Lastly, Hama would go on to write for a variety of spin-off G.I. Joe series including but not limited to IDWs G.I. Joe Origins.
“Hama solidified the lore and culture belonging to many of the 1980s iconic characters featured through G.I. Joe,” says ComiCon President, Colin Douglas. “He is an inspiration to children everywhere belonging to that generation and a real American hero.”
Larry Hama is presented by Jeremy Renaud.