The first picture of Snake Eyes, played by Ray Park, from the GI JOE movie has been released. We give this its own spot because it’s a nice spot to salute Larry Hama, who wrote tons and tons of GI Joe comics and is a creative consultant on the film. Hama is the kind of storytelling craftsman you don’t see much in comics any more because, well…there just isn’t much call to write 155 issues of a licensed comic book any more. He’s currently writing some stuff for Devil’s Due. In addition to writing comics, he also played roles in MASH and was in the original Broadway cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical Pacific Overture. In other words, he was also a comics crossover star long before it became fashionable. Plus, he’s just one of the coolest dudes to talk to you’ll ever meet.