Official Press Release
TORONTO, Ontario: (June 20th, 2006) The Silver Snail is proud to welcome LARRY HAMA
to help celebrate his return to GIJOE with GIJOE: DECLASSIFIED with an in-store
appearance on Saturday, July 8th, 2006!
Larry Hama is best known for single handedly re-defining GIJOE in the 1980s. He
wrote a landmark run of 150+ issues of GIJOE for Marvel Comics and created such
characters as Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Destro & The Baroness (among many others!),
as well as writing the infamous file cards on the backs of the toy packages. This
summer, Larry Hama returns to the world he created with GIJOE: DECLASSIFIED #1 from
Devil’s Due available now at The Silver Snail.
LARRY HAMA is a comic book legend in his own right and has worked on many of the top
books at Marvel Comics including GIJOE, Wolverine, Elektra & The Avengers. He is
also the creator of Bucky O’Hare and Nth Man.
LARRY HAMA will be meeting fans and signing autographs at The Silver Snail, 367
Queen Street West Toronto on Saturday July 8th. Mark your calendars!
About the Silver Snail
The Silver Snail is one of the oldest Comic Book retail stores in North America,
born from the passion of entrepreneur Ron Van Leeuwen. The Silver Snail has been a
part of the Queen West community for the 30 years it has been open, and is widely
considered one of the best stores in the industry.
For more information about the Silver Snail signing, please contact:
Sean Jordan or Michael Dillon
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