Larry Hama sold his first work to 'Castle of Frankenstein' at age sixteen. After his military service, he began his professional career as a letterer, writer and background artist on among others 'Sally Forth' and 'Canon'. He became an illustrator and comic artist for National Lampoon, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Children's Television Workshop.
In 1978, he became an editor at DC, and soon after, he joined Marvel. He did artwork on series like 'John Carter, Warlord of Mars', before he began focusing on writing. He is best known as the writer of Marvel's original 'G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero' series of the 1980s.
He has also written 'Avengers', 'Venom', 'The Fantastic Adventures of Logan', 'Ben Grimm', 'Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja', and 'Elektra'. He created the character 'Bucky O'Hare', which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon series.