Today on the Lstrblg...
177 feet and falling fast
Our Puppy is Fat, but…
A Real American Hero
Here’s another retelling of the G.I. Joe origin story, paying proper respect to Larry Hama. I just happened to re-read the first fifty issues or so the other week, and they were as just as good as I remembered them.
Yes, the point was to sell toys. But Hama has a great mind for storytelling and realism. I still have memories of reading issue #50 for the first time–the Battle of Springfield, which claimed YourTownUSA Springfield for Cobra long before the Simpsons moved in.
There was a scene where a Cobra family–career terrorist and his children–burn their documents and put down the family dog before boarding the airlift out. That haunted 10 year old me.